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Where to buy Sopapillas

California restaurants that sell and serve Sopapillas



This is a list of Mexican restaurants that make sopapillas, and have them on their menu. Most of the restaurants serve them plain or with honey, and some only serve them as a dessert. All of the restaurants below make sopapillas, and since they are made plain and other sweeteners are added, you should be able to order them pain upon request. HAPPY EATING!


Arcadia, CA


Little Joes Fresh Mex

4171 E Live Oak Ave., Arcadia, CA 91006

(626) 446-5643

Comments: This small restaurant serves authentic food New Mexico style food, the portions are large, and the prices are reasonable. You must order my favorite the SOPAPILLAS. The restaurant is open seven days a week, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This is a cash only restaurant.


Culver City, CA


El Rio Bravo Restaurant

5853 W Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

(323) 938-9858 /

Comments: My favorite here is the sopapillas. They have a big food selection on their menu including margaritas and beers.  Entertainment nightly from 6: P.M. to 10:PM. Happy hour specials and Taco Tuesday.


El Segundo, CA


Cozymel’s Mexican Grill

2171 Rosecrans Ave., El Segundo, CA 90245

(310) 606-5464

Comments: picadillo beef enchilada (read ground beef enchilada), and pork tamale. We also ordered Sopapillas with the entree.   The taco could have been brought in from Taco Bell, although the meat


Teresa’s Mosaic Café

150 S Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo, CA 90245

(310) 648-7212


Fullerton, CA


Matador Cantina

111 N Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92832

(714) 871-8226

Comments: Good sopapillas, chips & salsa, carnitas, marisco omelet, and enchiladas are good too!


Glendale, CA


La Cabañita

3445 N Verdugo Rd., Glendale, CA 91208

(818) 957-2711

Comments: They serve a complimentary order of sopapillas per table or group. La Cabañita's style of food is known for its varied flavors, colorful decoration and variety of spices and ingredients. You may need to wait 20-30 minutes during peak hours, but it’s well worth the wait. Closed on Sunday’s


La Mirada, CA


The Green Chili

13926 Imperial Hwy., La Mirada, CA 90638

(562) 802-1202

Comments: They serve New Mexico style food and have a large selection on the menu. My favorite is the potato tacos, pork green chili, green chili chilaquiles and the sopapilla stuffed with Pork Green Chile. The prices are reasonable. They deliver just call 462.802.1202


Long Beach, CA


Tequila Jack’s

407 Shoreline Village Dr., Long Beach, CA 90802

(562) 628-0454 /

Comments: Sopapillas are served as a dessert. They serve a good verity of Mexican dishes and the portion is big too.


Los Angeles, CA


Bar Ama

118 W 4th St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

(213) 687-8002

Comments: Bar Ama serves Sopapillas and puffy tacos. This is a New Mexican flashback.


Don Antonio’s

11755 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

(310) 312-2090

Comments: Sopapillas are served as a dessert. The food is authentic with a twist of New Mexico. You will want to come back quick and try another dish.


Mas Malo

515 W 7th St., Los Angeles, CA 90014

(213) 985-4332

Comments: This place makes a great Carne Asada. They serve Sopapillas as a dessert, however you could ask them to serve them plain, with you meal.  If your watching calories they have a great salad with a Tangy Lime house dressing.



1050 S Flower St., Los Angeles, CA 90015

(213) 749-1460

Comments: Rivera serves sopapillas as an appetizers, and they are really good.


Rolling Hills Estates, CA


Red Onion

736 Silver Spur Rd., Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

(310) 377-5660

Comments: Red Onion portions are large, so don’t forget to save room for sopapillas dessert.  


San Diego, CA


Casa Guadalajara

4105 Taylor St., San Diego, CA 92110

(619) 295-5111 /

Comments: They serve Sopapilla’s as a dessert, I think you can request a plain order. I know they make home made tortillas both corn and flour. I can tell you from experience the food here is really good, and they have a large menu selection.


Cozymel’s Mexican Coastal Grill

4303 La Jolla Village Dr., San Diego, CA 92122

(858) 658-0480 /

Comments: They serve Sopapilla’s with honey on the side. They have a large on their menu, several non-meat and seafood items.


On the Border

1770 Camino De La Reina, San Diego, CA 92108

(619) 209-3700 /

Comments: They serve their Sopapillas as a dessert with cinnamon and sugar. However, if you want a plain order to eat with your meal, try asking for an unsweetened order. Especially, since the Cinnamon and sugar is placed on after they’re cooked.


San Francisco, CA


Green Chili Kitchen

1801 McAllister St., San Francisco, CA 94117

(415) 440-9411 /

Comments: The best SOPAPILLAS in Northern Cali. Green Chile Kitchen serves New Mexican inspired food focusing on the distinctive flavors and traditions of this unique region. This is one of those places you will tell your friends about.


The Little Chihuahua

4123 24th St., San Francisco, CA 94114

(415) 648-4157 / www.thelittlechihuahua

Comments: The SOPAPILLA for desert is served with chocolate ice cream. Great Mexican food, one of our favorites is the black bean burrito with chicken.


West of Pecos

550 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110

(415) 252-7000 /

Comments: My choice is Sopapillas and honey. To many choices on the menu, go online and check out. When in S.F this is the place for good food, try the green chili Mac and cheese (Wow), brown sugar buttermilk chicken or the Ancho & Apricot Ribs. This the place for an eating experience.


Sherman Oaks, CA


The Spitting Chicken Cantina

14633 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

(818) 377-6777

Comments: Fluffy and light Sopapillas make sure you ask for plain otherwise they’re served with vanilla ice cream.  


Tujunga, CA


Joselito’s Mexican Food

7308 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga, CA 91042

(818) 951-2275

Comments: Good food and great selection of Mexican dishes. The dessert menu is good too, flan, fried ice cream and Sopapillas.


Venice, CA


La Cabana

738 Rose Ave., Venice, CA 90291

(310) 392-6161

Comments: This is a family owned business, They make home-made tortillas. The Carnitas, are prepared in the style found in Michoacan, Mexico while their Carne Adobada, is prepared from recipes found in Jalisco Mexico. Sopapilla are served warm with cinimmon and sugar, some with cream cheese filling.


West Hollywood, CA


Gardens of Taxco

1113 N Harper Ave. West Hollywood, CA 90046

(323) 654-1746

Comments: One of the most popular dishes is the Chicken con Crema. My favorite is the steak kabob and carnitas with green sauce.

Comments: A Unique dining experience, The Gardens of Taxco has the reputation on providing the best “Mexico City” style Cuisine.


Yorba Linda, CA


Blue Agave Southwestern Grill

18601 Yorba Linda Blvd. · Yorba Linda, CA 92886

(714) 970-5095 /

Comments: They serve Sopapilla’s as a dessert topped with ice cream, fresh whipped cream, honey, powdered sugar and raspberry syrup (you may request a plain order w/ honey on the side. Be sure to try all of your favorite Mexican food dishes and try their specialties, such as Mahi Mahi Mazatlan Mango Wrap, Kiva Grilled Steak and Shrimp, Montego Bay Coconut Shrimp or the Puerto Nuevo Tostada.





For the true SOPAPILLA LOVERS – The site below will show you how to make this Sopapilla Cheese Cake and the recipe.



Make sure you call ahead if you’re visiting one of the above restaurants to try the SOPAPILLAS. Several restaurants in California no longer have them on their menu, because it takes them 15-20 minutes to prepare. The above list is current but subject to change without notice. Enjoy and don’t forget to send your suggestions and comments to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.








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