El Manjar Bakery Enticing Locals and Visitors Alike
Many have said it’s difficult to find a good Mexican bakery outside of the Rio Grande Valley, and El Manjar Bakery doesn’t make things any easier. Named ninth out of 32 restaurants in Alamo on the TripAdvisor website, the bakery is very much a local favorite. El Manjar has been serving the citizens of Alamo for over six years and visitors from up north often make the trek to the bakery as well. Patrons from Waco, Texas and as far as Georgia and Oklahoma rave that the pan dulce is even better than some bakeries in Mexico.
El Manjar Bakery specializes in pastries and cakes but also has a menu for those enthusiastic foodies. They serve tamales, carbrita, lengua, menudo, pozole and some rather famous tacos. A fan favorite is the La Mexicana breakfast taco that contains a sweet sauce that’s sure to make your taste buds dance. Fresh corn tortillas also go great with the barbacoa served on weekends.
If sweets call your name, customers have quite a selection to choose from. A few popular cake flavors include tres leches, German chocolate, better than sex, banana split, piña colada and Oreo. All pastries are made fresh daily and customers simply fill a bag with whatever their heart desires as the price is determined by weight. El Manjar Bakery also creates cakes and elaborate displays for birthdays and quinceañeras, so next time you’re planning an event, keep them in mind!
A Local Favorite, A Widespread Delight
One avid birdwatcher from Waco, Texas exclaimed her love for the bakery on her blog. “My first trip to El Manjar Bakery was in February of 2010 and it has been a highly anticipated part of our annual trip to South Texas ever since!”
According to another patron from Atlanta, Georgia, “If you would like some authentic Mexican bakery treats or tamales quickly and at a great price, this place is for you.”
Often crowded with locals, the bakery is no stranger to those seeking a new place to love in South Texas. Consistently rated 4.5 out of 5 stars on several websites, El Manjar Bakery is an ideal weekend stop for anyone wanting to stuff their faces with great eats.
The bakery is located just a few miles north of the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge at 963 US-83 BUS and is open each day from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM. If you’re interested in hiring them for an event or have any questions, simply call 956.782.0202.