La Mascota Bakery

Row 1

2715 Whittier Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90023
(323) 263-5513
Mon–Sat: 5:00 AM–7:00 PM Sun: 5:00 AM–6:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Best Tamales in Los Angeles. Be prepared to wait in line out the door if you don't come early enough in the AM in Dec. It will be worth the wait.
  • Tamales ($1.50): Order tamale with Monterey jack, spicy sliced jalapenos, and light tomato sauce OR pork tamale with tender chunks of shredded pork shoulder slathered with a mildly spicy salsa
  • Best tamales in LA. Be prepared for lines around the holidays.
  • Chicken,Cheese Tamales are great!!
  • Family owned Mexican bakery since 1952.
  • Being buying best tamales since 1987
  • Named Best Unusual Pan Dulce Los Angeles 2014 in our Best of LA 2014 issue!
  • At La Mascota, the Salcedo family has been churning out Mexican bolillos, a softer, chubbier version of a French baguette, for their Boyle Heights neighbors for more than 50 years.
  • Coffee here is GOOD. Tasted like it might have some cinnamon in it? Whatever they do, it's working. Yum.
  • Perfect tamales... the masa is fluffy and not too dense.
  • Been faithfully coming here every December for the last 20 yrs. With tamales as delicious as these why bother making them yourself!
  • The tamales and bolios are AMAZING
  • Chili cheese tamales are the best.
  • Better than Lilliana's. The best tamales in East L.A. Their pan dulce is pretty good too.
  • Not just a bakery Awesome tamales, menudo, tacos!
  • Chocolate Mexicano, tamales and Mexican wedding cookies