San Luis Rey Bakery & Rstrnt

★★★★☆

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last September, 09
my hysband purchased a cake for my birthday. he order a banana nut cake and gave them 3 weeks notice. when he had to pick it up the decore was totally different from wha he requested so he had to wait for them to try on fixing it. when the very expensive cake finally arrived and was ready to eat it the cake was so dry that we did not give cake to our guest instead we rushed to costco and got a cake. We call SLRB and they refused to give our money back they asked for us to take the cake back to them and were going to give us $15 that was in insult since they know we now live in Riverside and we paid $60 for the nasty cake. SLRB is now under new owners and they dont know what they are doing. it is too bad because it just to be the best cake shop but now is nasty. Costo cakes taste better!

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last September, 09
my hysband purchased a cake for my birthday. he order a banana nut cake and gave them 3 weeks notice. when he had to pick it up the decore was totally different from wha he requested so he had to wait for them to try on fixing it. when the very expensive cake finally arrived and was ready to eat it the cake was so dry that we did not give cake to our guest instead we rushed to costco and got a cake. We call SLRB and they refused to give our money back they asked for us to take the cake back to them and were going to give us $15 that was in insult since they know we now live in Riverside and we paid $60 for the nasty cake. SLRB is now under new owners and they dont know what they are doing. it is too bad because it just to be the best cake shop but now is nasty. Costo cakes taste better!

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I am sorry to say that I was very disappointed with a recent cake order (april 2010). SLR Bakery came highly recommended and I have first hand experience of seeing some of their high quality, professional looking work on multiple occasions in the past.

I placed the order in advance (this was not a rush job) and spent about 45 minutes of very detailed and specific collaboration with the person taking my order. I ordered a 3-tierd wedding cake for 100 guests, though the cake was for a birthday. The style was directly from one of their catalogs. The colors were silver with black and red trim. The instruction (written by the bakery staff) on the order form was very detailed and specific, even noting the catalog, page number and colors. The cake was to be delivered at 3:30p for a 5p start is what I told them, but the guests weren't acutally scheduled to arrive until 6.30p.

On the day of the party, I was preparing to leave the site after decorating to go home and change- it was about 5.00p when the cake arrived. It was sitting on what appeared to be duck-taped cardboard and looked like a low budget miniature replica of what I was expecting. The silver frosting looked like chocolate and vanilla mixed together spread on with a spatula (not a smooth finish as I explicitly specified) and the black trim with red pinstripe were equal-sized strips that came halfway up the side of each layer. The number at the top of the cake was definitely not ordered for the cake from the catalog as I was lead to believe it would be when I ordered it, rather it looked like they were purchased from Home Depot or a craft store and stuck on top with one of the numbers halfway imbedded in the cake. It was terrible and put me in a bind. Good thing the party didn't really start at 5p.

Needless to say, I refused the cake and bought 6 half-sheets out of the case at the grocery store. The delivery person did not argue with me about refusing the cake and in my opinion looked a bit sheepish about the situation- it was obvious that this was not a high quality, wedding cake quality product. I did get my refund without any argument or resistance. No hard feelings since everything turned out fine in the end but I will never use the bakery again and will not recommend them.

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I am sorry to say that I was very disappointed with a recent cake order (april 2010). SLR Bakery came highly recommended and I have first hand experience of seeing some of their high quality, professional looking work on multiple occasions in the past.

I placed the order in advance (this was not a rush job) and spent about 45 minutes of very detailed and specific collaboration with the person taking my order. I ordered a 3-tierd wedding cake for 100 guests, though the cake was for a birthday. The style was directly from one of their catalogs. The colors were silver with black and red trim. The instruction (written by the bakery staff) on the order form was very detailed and specific, even noting the catalog, page number and colors. The cake was to be delivered at 3:30p for a 5p start is what I told them, but the guests weren't acutally scheduled to arrive until 6.30p.

On the day of the party, I was preparing to leave the site after decorating to go home and change- it was about 5.00p when the cake arrived. It was sitting on what appeared to be duck-taped cardboard and looked like a low budget miniature replica of what I was expecting. The silver frosting looked like chocolate and vanilla mixed together spread on with a spatula (not a smooth finish as I explicitly specified) and the black trim with red pinstripe were equal-sized strips that came halfway up the side of each layer. The number at the top of the cake was definitely not ordered for the cake from the catalog as I was lead to believe it would be when I ordered it, rather it looked like they were purchased from Home Depot or a craft store and stuck on top with one of the numbers halfway imbedded in the cake. It was terrible and put me in a bind. Good thing the party didn't really start at 5p.

Needless to say, I refused the cake and bought 6 half-sheets out of the case at the grocery store. The delivery person did not argue with me about refusing the cake and in my opinion looked a bit sheepish about the situation- it was obvious that this was not a high quality, wedding cake quality product. I did get my refund without any argument or resistance. No hard feelings since everything turned out fine in the end but I will never use the bakery again and will not recommend them.

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I was recently introduced the SLR Bakery & Restaurant, I have been here a few times now with family and friends, We have all enjoyed the great food, and service.
Its a family owned business, so don't expect the hype and pretentiousness of the corporate run establishments. What you will get is authentic dishes, excellent pastries, at reasonable prices. The Carnitas are served tender to perfection, as are the other dishes such as the Chili Verde, Enchiladas, and their Chili Rellenos. Save room for dessert, because there are plenty of desserts to choose from in the bakery. As you have read they do wedding and birthday cakes. I even ordered hot rolls for Thanksgiving. Give this place a try you won't be disappointed.

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★★★★☆

I was recently introduced the SLR Bakery & Restaurant, I have been here a few times now with family and friends, We have all enjoyed the great food, and service.
Its a family owned business, so don't expect the hype and pretentiousness of the corporate run establishments. What you will get is authentic dishes, excellent pastries, at reasonable prices. The Carnitas are served tender to perfection, as are the other dishes such as the Chili Verde, Enchiladas, and their Chili Rellenos. Save room for dessert, because there are plenty of desserts to choose from in the bakery. As you have read they do wedding and birthday cakes. I even ordered hot rolls for Thanksgiving. Give this place a try you won't be disappointed.

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I have been buying my birthday cakes from the bakery for 20 years, and have never had a glich! Always delicious, I couldn't bake a better one, so why bother? The people who have helped me have always been friendly and efficient.

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★★★★★

I have been buying my birthday cakes from the bakery for 20 years, and have never had a glich! Always delicious, I couldn't bake a better one, so why bother? The people who have helped me have always been friendly and efficient.

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San Luis Rey is thy Bomb when it comes to cakes. I don't know about you, but I think that any great restaurant will make mistakes, but instead of dissing them you should talk to them. I think they would appreciate your opinion. Oh by the way their waiter Raul is a interesting and handsome young man. And for Anna S and Brenda M you are the retards.

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★★★★★

San Luis Rey is thy Bomb when it comes to cakes. I don't know about you, but I think that any great restaurant will make mistakes, but instead of dissing them you should talk to them. I think they would appreciate your opinion. Oh by the way their waiter Raul is a interesting and handsome young man. And for Anna S and Brenda M you are the retards.

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. We called ahead and ordered 9 assorted pies for a banquet we were having. They were ready on time and enjoyed by our guests.! They were not too sweet like many. Thanks ever so much!

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★★★★★

. We called ahead and ordered 9 assorted pies for a banquet we were having. They were ready on time and enjoyed by our guests.! They were not too sweet like many. Thanks ever so much!

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i used to go there from year 2000-05. everything was always perfect & exactly the way i wanted it. well in sep.2008 i used them again for my sons b-day... i payed for my cake when i placed the order and they made sure they had the sponge bob w/ the guitar & drums.. Perfect for my son who is into guitars and drums. I gave them 3 weeks in advance, well my sons b-day was on a sat. and the bakery called me on friday at 7pm and told me that the morning person used the last toy that i had wanted..uuuggggh. so since the b-day was the next day i couldnt order anywhere else.. well when i picked up it still wasnt ready so i had to wait 30 min. when they gave me the cake they had also misspelled my sons name so they tried to fix it wich took another 15 min. and the color was a toataly different blue than the other letters. I was told by a friend that there has been a change of ownership. that explains ALLOT. she also stoped going there.

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★☆☆☆☆

i used to go there from year 2000-05. everything was always perfect & exactly the way i wanted it. well in sep.2008 i used them again for my sons b-day... i payed for my cake when i placed the order and they made sure they had the sponge bob w/ the guitar & drums.. Perfect for my son who is into guitars and drums. I gave them 3 weeks in advance, well my sons b-day was on a sat. and the bakery called me on friday at 7pm and told me that the morning person used the last toy that i had wanted..uuuggggh. so since the b-day was the next day i couldnt order anywhere else.. well when i picked up it still wasnt ready so i had to wait 30 min. when they gave me the cake they had also misspelled my sons name so they tried to fix it wich took another 15 min. and the color was a toataly different blue than the other letters. I was told by a friend that there has been a change of ownership. that explains ALLOT. she also stoped going there.

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Food is good. Food is hot when served. Service is good.
Prices are reasonable.
If you are wanting something on the 'sweet' side. Visit their bakery on your way in or out. You will find something that you like!

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★★★☆☆

Food is good. Food is hot when served. Service is good.
Prices are reasonable.
If you are wanting something on the 'sweet' side. Visit their bakery on your way in or out. You will find something that you like!

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I have purchased my cakes and food their for years and NEVER had an issue..If your White Bakeries(Albertsons.Vons) are so great then please do us a favor and go there.What does a wrong flower or stupid color buns have to do with race???Stupid trailor trash!!! What county do you think we live in?Move to La jolla or somewhere farther.

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★★★★★

I have purchased my cakes and food their for years and NEVER had an issue..If your White Bakeries(Albertsons.Vons) are so great then please do us a favor and go there.What does a wrong flower or stupid color buns have to do with race???Stupid trailor trash!!! What county do you think we live in?Move to La jolla or somewhere farther.

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Ok, I will first say that for the most part the food is great. I have eaten there on numerous occassions. Now that I have transfered to the east coast, whenever I come in to town I alwasy make it over there for at least one meal. This last time however, I had an issue with the bill. They realized the mistake after about 15 minutes of language problems. Then they did not know how to work the credit card machine and instead of refunding to fix the problem, they charged my card three more times. In all I spent about 30 to 40 minutes trying to get it straight but they just did not understand what I was saying. I have tried calling a few times to speak with a manager to get this issue resolved but I can never get ahold of the manager and the people answering the phone know just enough english to tell me the manager is not there. Now I am having to go through the bank to dispute the charges. I don't think this would keep me from going back there to eat because the food really is good. I will just pay in cash in the future. oh by the way, in Anna's defense, the bill was wrong because they messed up our order. what we ordered is not what we got but it is still what was charged. So yes, they do make their share of mistakes.

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★★★☆☆

Ok, I will first say that for the most part the food is great. I have eaten there on numerous occassions. Now that I have transfered to the east coast, whenever I come in to town I alwasy make it over there for at least one meal. This last time however, I had an issue with the bill. They realized the mistake after about 15 minutes of language problems. Then they did not know how to work the credit card machine and instead of refunding to fix the problem, they charged my card three more times. In all I spent about 30 to 40 minutes trying to get it straight but they just did not understand what I was saying. I have tried calling a few times to speak with a manager to get this issue resolved but I can never get ahold of the manager and the people answering the phone know just enough english to tell me the manager is not there. Now I am having to go through the bank to dispute the charges. I don't think this would keep me from going back there to eat because the food really is good. I will just pay in cash in the future. oh by the way, in Anna's defense, the bill was wrong because they messed up our order. what we ordered is not what we got but it is still what was charged. So yes, they do make their share of mistakes.

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Our family loves this restaurant and bakery. We have ordered many of our birthday party cakes from them and they have been a big hit.
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★★★★★

Our family loves this restaurant and bakery. We have ordered many of our birthday party cakes from them and they have been a big hit.
Ariba Ariba Aribbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbba!

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Okay, don't get me wrong, they have good food and pastries..but seriously needs to screens them before baking...3 times they screwed up my order...1st time baby shower they put a black baby on the cake, hello we are white?...2 it ask for Hibiscus flowers and it was a Poinsettia no where close to it, last 3 for the 4th of July ask for BLUE hamburger buns and RED hot dog buns, it came out GREEN AND PINK...THEN they still charge for it..after sooooooo many years i think it's time to close down...or send them illegal Mexicans back where they came from or get re-educated on flowers, colors...all these events were a year apart....sticking with an American Bakery...sorry, it's my prerogative...

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★☆☆☆☆

Okay, don't get me wrong, they have good food and pastries..but seriously needs to screens them before baking...3 times they screwed up my order...1st time baby shower they put a black baby on the cake, hello we are white?...2 it ask for Hibiscus flowers and it was a Poinsettia no where close to it, last 3 for the 4th of July ask for BLUE hamburger buns and RED hot dog buns, it came out GREEN AND PINK...THEN they still charge for it..after sooooooo many years i think it's time to close down...or send them illegal Mexicans back where they came from or get re-educated on flowers, colors...all these events were a year apart....sticking with an American Bakery...sorry, it's my prerogative...

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This place is is an old favorite... Use to come here as a child.Recently visited and cannot believe it is still there. Was really surprised that the road closure did not affect business. However after talking to clientele alot of the old timers are still frequenting the establishment. Great Bakery over 35 years and it shows oops TASTE...Classic French Style awesome cakes,danishes, and sweets..By the way had Breakfast there... What a FILL!!

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★★★★★

This place is is an old favorite... Use to come here as a child.Recently visited and cannot believe it is still there. Was really surprised that the road closure did not affect business. However after talking to clientele alot of the old timers are still frequenting the establishment. Great Bakery over 35 years and it shows oops TASTE...Classic French Style awesome cakes,danishes, and sweets..By the way had Breakfast there... What a FILL!!

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This bakery was great. It's located near a historical mission so do some sight seeing while you are there. The food is good but the bakery is what you should really try. Everything I had was delicious. They do all type of bakery items, mexican and american, and can even handle wedding cakes and other special cake orders. The employees were really nice. Overall I enjoyed myself here.

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★★★★★

This bakery was great. It's located near a historical mission so do some sight seeing while you are there. The food is good but the bakery is what you should really try. Everything I had was delicious. They do all type of bakery items, mexican and american, and can even handle wedding cakes and other special cake orders. The employees were really nice. Overall I enjoyed myself here.

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This place was a great little find. The dinner I had (beef enchiladas) was good but what I really loved about this place was the bakery. Everything I tried was good and there is plenty to choose from. It's also right next to a historical mission so go there, do some sightseeing and have something good to eat. Make sure you take some treats with you for later.

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★★★★★

This place was a great little find. The dinner I had (beef enchiladas) was good but what I really loved about this place was the bakery. Everything I tried was good and there is plenty to choose from. It's also right next to a historical mission so go there, do some sightseeing and have something good to eat. Make sure you take some treats with you for later.

Pros: Food, Bakery is great, employees are very nice.

Cons: not right on the beaten path so not easy to spot at first

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This is one of my favorite bakeries. The cheesecake is my favorite item on their menu. The food is always fresh, and for a little place that is somewhat out of the main street, it is usually pretty busy. The lady is very friendly and the prices are reasonable. I like to take my daughter here and we sit inside to eat our desserts. They also make great birthday cakes and pies. The chocolate with strawberries is my favorite for birthday cakes.

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★★★★☆

This is one of my favorite bakeries. The cheesecake is my favorite item on their menu. The food is always fresh, and for a little place that is somewhat out of the main street, it is usually pretty busy. The lady is very friendly and the prices are reasonable. I like to take my daughter here and we sit inside to eat our desserts. They also make great birthday cakes and pies. The chocolate with strawberries is my favorite for birthday cakes.

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