El Super Panaderia
Vanilla Pound Cake
Empanada de Crema
Pudín de Pan
Pudín de Maíz
Pastel Tres Leches
Located in the Sahara Pavilion, between Decatur and Arville, this branch of El Super opened in April of 2015, and although Produce is somewhat lacking in comparison to La Bonita as well as Cardenas the Panaderia adheres to on-site production of several Pan Dulce as well as a number of Cakes, Puddings and Breads.
Visited once prior, and again amidst COVID-19 precautions that see El Super limiting access while an employee at the door thoroughly disinfects shopping carts and offers sanitizer to guests, it is after gathering essentials that one will locate the rear-right Bakery where three women in N95 masks and gloves work diligently.
Still selling a la carte as of March 21st, just 50-cents per Pastry and $3 per slice of Cake comparable to other markets and independent shops across the valley, it was with everything carefully self-packed that ten items were tasted, a Salvadoran Quesadilla starting things off with minimal sweetness beneath toasted Sesame Seeds.
Moving next to a Vanilla-scented Loaf, heftier than Angel Food but not quite Coffee Cake in consistency, it seems impossible to judge a Mexican Bakery without at least one Concha, and so far as density is concerned El Super’s is reference standard beneath an adherent Sugar Crust while the tri-color Cookie was sweet but less Teething Biscuit-like than most.
Impressed by both a Cream-filled Empanada and the Panaderia’s Pig-shaped Gingerbread, the latter pliable and rife with spices, Bread Pudding is fairy basic and easily omitted in favor of sprinkled Cake with Frosting while Corn Pudding falls short of La Bonita’s reference-standard wedge despite El Super’s nearly-double price.
Not offering Arroz con Leche, but instead odd-looking Parfait with Fruit, the decision between Flan and Tres Leches came easily as the Cake had just been packaged, its texture predictably soaked but both sponge and light topping standing up admirably with sliced Almonds to plenty of Condensed Milk.
THREE STARS: Judged as a whole, El Super is one of the larger Mexican Supermarkets in Las Vegas, and although the Panaderia executes certain Pan Dulce and their Tres Leches well the overall cost and quality is lacking in comparison to Cardenas or La Bonita.
RECOMMENDED: Salvadoran Quesadilla, Concha, Marranito, Pastel Tres Leches.
AVOID: Pudín de Pan, Pudín de Maíz.
TIP: Typically open from 7:00a until 11:00pm, current hours and occupancy are limited. Call (702) 405-2701 for updates.
WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.