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El Bolillo Bakery

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2517 Airline Dr, Houston, TX 77009-1117
+1 713-861-8885
05:00 - 22:00
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Houston, Texas
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239 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 573 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going here for over 20 years and I personally know both Kirk and Bud, the owners. I took my granddaughters there at closing time, I was dressed nicely, but, MY BAD, I forgot my wallet. They were closing and I explained to the male locking the doors that I can come and pay the bill in 3-4... More 

1 Thank MaltaBound
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

I went here on Christmas Eve and was overwhelmed with the variety of pastries they have. This place is worth a visit just for curiosity sake. Everything looked delicious and I was very pleased with what I selected.

Thank Clark418
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Get two of everything. We went on a Saturday and it was very busy. The lines moved quickly but conversation was limited. If you go on a weekday you will have time to ask questions and gain even more weight. If you can ask them in Spanish even better. The cheese and jalapeño bolillos rock. The empanada made me cry... More 

Thank StellaScout H
Houston, Texas
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I don't care for most of the pastries but their tortillas and tres leeches are delicious. Biggest issue with place is the parking. It is very popular and they make a TON of money yet they offer very limited parking for patrons which burdens the neighborhood and encourages irresponsible parking by patrons. They bought a lot behind the store, cleared... More 

2 Thank Melissa L
Houston, TX
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264 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

YUM, YUM and YUM!! Anyone with a sweet-tooth will find something to their liking at Bolillo bakery. Like all good 'Panaderias', this Mexican Bakery has a huge assortment of sweet-breads (pan-dulce) and cake (pastel) to choose from. Located by 610 North and Airline, across from the famous Farmer's Market. The parking lot is small and it's always crowded. No matter... More 

Thank CTK27
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We had just left the market across the street and saw the bakery. The parking lot was full which is a good sign. We went in and it was really nice. I bought a lot and homemade tortillas . When you go in you get a pizza pan and tongs and walk around a pick out all your sweets. The... More 

Thank Denice M
San Marcos, Texas
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

When you walk in door you are greeted with the most wonderful smell of fresh baked goods,cookies cakes pies tortillas and all sorts of delicious sweet breads

Thank laguerabonnie
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

What a different way of doing things! Grab a tray and tongs and pick what you want! Their bolillo rolls are the best. Everything else we tried was excellent also!

Thank Sheri G
Tiffin, Ohio
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I love this place!...there are lots of different pans being made along with homemade tortillas! My favorite is the bolillos; they are the best!!! We bought a bunch to bring home but they didn't make it to Ohio before they got eaten :)

Thank Ludy72
Kansas City, Missouri
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful clean and well-kept bakery with amazing homemade authentic Mexican desserts and treats… Love the mango empanadas and warm fresh homemade tortillas! It's an 80 mile drive from my house but whenever I'm in the area I always make time to stop at El Bolillo! Nom nom! 🍴

Thank carrothunter68

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2517 Airline Dr, Houston, TX 77009-1117
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-861-8885

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?