Balcazar Bakery

★★★☆☆
  • 4020 Capital Blvd

    Raleigh, NC 27604

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  • 919-713-4116

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We were really disappointed with this bakery. My family and I have recently moved from Miami and have been searching for the simple guava and cheese pastellitos that you can get in any bakery in Miami. After reading other reviews that said they had these pastries here and after reading the way the owner boasts of all of his experience in another review, I was really looking forward to finding a bakery in NC where we can buy these pastries. When we walked in, the bakery was completely empty, except for the lady behind the counter. We was some pastries that looked like what we were looking for, except they had an apple filling, so we asked the lady if they had them in guava and cream cheese and she said yes, and went to the back to get some, which I later learned was because they were in the refrigerator (meaning they were not fresh.) We ordered four and paid for them without looking in the bag she handed to us. For one, the prices are very high, not only for these pastries but everything. The pastries we bought, we usually buy for 50-75 cents each, we paid $2.50 each here, which we did not know until she had already packed the pastries in the bag and rang us up, we ended up spending $10.60 for four. But I would not even mind that if they were good, as they are a rare commodity in NC. My husband reluctantly paid, knowing I really wanted them and we left without looking in the bag. BIG MISTAKE. There was a hair baked into the crust of the first pastry I pulled out of the bag, which really grossed me out. But they weren't even what we were expecting. Instead of being wrapped in a triangular shape as they usually are and the apple ones on display were, they were made in a large pan and cut (a lazy way of cutting corners) instead of individually wrapped. But even if we could over look that and if it did not come with a hair, the cheese inside was slices of cheese, not cream cheese the way guava and cheese pastellitos are usually made. MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT. Because of the hair in the pastries, we ended up throwing out the entire bag, without even tasting them. We will definitely not be back to this bakery. I guess I will just have to make them myself.

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★☆☆☆☆

We were really disappointed with this bakery. My family and I have recently moved from Miami and have been searching for the simple guava and cheese pastellitos that you can get in any bakery in Miami. After reading other reviews that said they had these pastries here and after reading the way the owner boasts of all of his experience in another review, I was really looking forward to finding a bakery in NC where we can buy these pastries. When we walked in, the bakery was completely empty, except for the lady behind the counter. We was some pastries that looked like what we were looking for, except they had an apple filling, so we asked the lady if they had them in guava and cream cheese and she said yes, and went to the back to get some, which I later learned was because they were in the refrigerator (meaning they were not fresh.) We ordered four and paid for them without looking in the bag she handed to us. For one, the prices are very high, not only for these pastries but everything. The pastries we bought, we usually buy for 50-75 cents each, we paid $2.50 each here, which we did not know until she had already packed the pastries in the bag and rang us up, we ended up spending $10.60 for four. But I would not even mind that if they were good, as they are a rare commodity in NC. My husband reluctantly paid, knowing I really wanted them and we left without looking in the bag. BIG MISTAKE. There was a hair baked into the crust of the first pastry I pulled out of the bag, which really grossed me out. But they weren't even what we were expecting. Instead of being wrapped in a triangular shape as they usually are and the apple ones on display were, they were made in a large pan and cut (a lazy way of cutting corners) instead of individually wrapped. But even if we could over look that and if it did not come with a hair, the cheese inside was slices of cheese, not cream cheese the way guava and cheese pastellitos are usually made. MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT. Because of the hair in the pastries, we ended up throwing out the entire bag, without even tasting them. We will definitely not be back to this bakery. I guess I will just have to make them myself.

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I just went there to day.I got the Tres Leches cake.It was GRATE!! The owner's were very nice. I read the other review but I am american and when I went there I did not have any problems. I will say the man dosen't speak a lot of english but his wife dose. I will be going back!! Grate Little Bakery!!

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★★★★☆

I just went there to day.I got the Tres Leches cake.It was GRATE!! The owner's were very nice. I read the other review but I am american and when I went there I did not have any problems. I will say the man dosen't speak a lot of english but his wife dose. I will be going back!! Grate Little Bakery!!

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As an owner of Balcazar Bakery, responding to your inconvenience, I apologize for your past visit feeling discriminated. Personally, we don??t prefer any specific Nationality whether its from Americans to the Africans, Asians, Europeans or whether the customers are Latinos.
Before I opened my own business, I worked for numerous of years as a Pastry Chef at Prestonwood Country Club ,which is also known as the prestigious golf club in Cary, NC and the current owner Mr. James(Jim) Goodnight (know as the founder of SAS??CEO).
Speaking as a thirty-six years of experience Colombian pastry chef, containing visible certificates held on one of the store??s walls, I serve and offer different variety of pastries and bread from different types of countries around the world with high-quality ingredients, much like our specialty of Tiramisu, Chocolate Mousse, Mocha, home-made Cheesecake, the traditional Pound Cake and the mouth-watering banana bread pudding. On top of that, our number-one selling specialty French bread and three milk cake (tres leches/ tex-mex).
Also, many people have had great experience at my bakery such as the writers of ??News & Observer ??,??Independence?, ??La Conexion? and ??Que Pasa?. In which they all have in common, the talk about the high quality food and service, in which we only prepare in small amounts to offer fresh bakery products through out the day, we supply our customers with and who wish us the best from what the future has for my business.
http://www.indyweek.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A157995
http://www.menuism.com/restaurants/dOrxpekQyr2429abBlKsEs-balcazar-bakery-raleigh-nc
http://www.balcazarbakery.net/press.html
Mr. Pedro, I believe you are contradicting yourself saying you enjoyed the food that you and your wife ate, later you wrote that my bakery offer ??low quality food?. Finally, to close this up, our doors are open wide to everybody, like we have done in the past seven years with GREAT SUCCESS, thanks to God and our customers. Hope to see you soon!!!

EN ESPANOL:
Acerca de su comentario doy disculpas si usted se sintio discriminado pero la verdad alli no tenemos ninguna preferencia de nacionalidad y al igual que servimos al Asiatico, lo hacemos con el Europeo, Americano, Africano y por su puesto con los Latinos. Y a pesar de tener un espacio no muy amplio nos esforzamos por ofrecer la mejor reposteria la cual cuenta con el control de calidad de un pastelero profesional con 36 aos de experiencia y con los correspondientes certificados que lo acreditan como usted se puede dar cuenta en el momento que nos visita.

Aqui en North Carolina, antes de tener mi propio negocio trabaje por muchos anos como Maestro Pastelero en Prestonwood Country Club el cual es un prestigioso club de golf ubicado en la ciudad de Cary N.C., cuyo proprietario es el senor James Goodnigth, reconocido tambien como el fundador de SAS, una de las mas grandes compaias de computadoras. Tambien se pueden encontrar comentarios por nuestros propios clientes en periodicos como News and Observer, Independent , La conexion y Que Pasa, los cuales ofrecen muy buenas referencias acerca de la atencion y de los productos que preparamos los cuales hacemos en pequenas cantidades para poder ofrecer a lo largo del dia un producto fresco.

http://www.indyweek.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A157995
http://www.menuism.com/restaurants/dOrxpekQyr2429abBlKsEs-balcazar-bakery-raleigh-nc
http://www.balcazarbakery.net/press.html

De otro lado usted se contradice al afirmar en un principio que usted disfruto lo que se comio y mas adelante dice que son productos de baja calidad. De todas formas las puertas estan abiertas para todos; como lo hemos hecho desde hace siete aos que funcionamos gracias a Dios con gran exito ofreciendo una gran variedad de postres y pan de diferentes paises del mundo como nuestra especialidad en Tiramisu, Mouse de Chocolate, Mocca, Pie de Queso, y no se le olvide el sabroso pudin de bannana, el pastel de Tres Leches, y lo mas novedoso ahora ofrecemos el autentico Pan Frances.

Esperamos su pronta visita.

5
★★★★★

As an owner of Balcazar Bakery, responding to your inconvenience, I apologize for your past visit feeling discriminated. Personally, we don??t prefer any specific Nationality whether its from Americans to the Africans, Asians, Europeans or whether the customers are Latinos.
Before I opened my own business, I worked for numerous of years as a Pastry Chef at Prestonwood Country Club ,which is also known as the prestigious golf club in Cary, NC and the current owner Mr. James(Jim) Goodnight (know as the founder of SAS??CEO).
Speaking as a thirty-six years of experience Colombian pastry chef, containing visible certificates held on one of the store??s walls, I serve and offer different variety of pastries and bread from different types of countries around the world with high-quality ingredients, much like our specialty of Tiramisu, Chocolate Mousse, Mocha, home-made Cheesecake, the traditional Pound Cake and the mouth-watering banana bread pudding. On top of that, our number-one selling specialty French bread and three milk cake (tres leches/ tex-mex).
Also, many people have had great experience at my bakery such as the writers of ??News & Observer ??,??Independence?, ??La Conexion? and ??Que Pasa?. In which they all have in common, the talk about the high quality food and service, in which we only prepare in small amounts to offer fresh bakery products through out the day, we supply our customers with and who wish us the best from what the future has for my business.
http://www.indyweek.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A157995
http://www.menuism.com/restaurants/dOrxpekQyr2429abBlKsEs-balcazar-bakery-raleigh-nc
http://www.balcazarbakery.net/press.html
Mr. Pedro, I believe you are contradicting yourself saying you enjoyed the food that you and your wife ate, later you wrote that my bakery offer ??low quality food?. Finally, to close this up, our doors are open wide to everybody, like we have done in the past seven years with GREAT SUCCESS, thanks to God and our customers. Hope to see you soon!!!

EN ESPANOL:
Acerca de su comentario doy disculpas si usted se sintio discriminado pero la verdad alli no tenemos ninguna preferencia de nacionalidad y al igual que servimos al Asiatico, lo hacemos con el Europeo, Americano, Africano y por su puesto con los Latinos. Y a pesar de tener un espacio no muy amplio nos esforzamos por ofrecer la mejor reposteria la cual cuenta con el control de calidad de un pastelero profesional con 36 aos de experiencia y con los correspondientes certificados que lo acreditan como usted se puede dar cuenta en el momento que nos visita.

Aqui en North Carolina, antes de tener mi propio negocio trabaje por muchos anos como Maestro Pastelero en Prestonwood Country Club el cual es un prestigioso club de golf ubicado en la ciudad de Cary N.C., cuyo proprietario es el senor James Goodnigth, reconocido tambien como el fundador de SAS, una de las mas grandes compaias de computadoras. Tambien se pueden encontrar comentarios por nuestros propios clientes en periodicos como News and Observer, Independent , La conexion y Que Pasa, los cuales ofrecen muy buenas referencias acerca de la atencion y de los productos que preparamos los cuales hacemos en pequenas cantidades para poder ofrecer a lo largo del dia un producto fresco.

http://www.indyweek.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A157995
http://www.menuism.com/restaurants/dOrxpekQyr2429abBlKsEs-balcazar-bakery-raleigh-nc
http://www.balcazarbakery.net/press.html

De otro lado usted se contradice al afirmar en un principio que usted disfruto lo que se comio y mas adelante dice que son productos de baja calidad. De todas formas las puertas estan abiertas para todos; como lo hemos hecho desde hace siete aos que funcionamos gracias a Dios con gran exito ofreciendo una gran variedad de postres y pan de diferentes paises del mundo como nuestra especialidad en Tiramisu, Mouse de Chocolate, Mocca, Pie de Queso, y no se le olvide el sabroso pudin de bannana, el pastel de Tres Leches, y lo mas novedoso ahora ofrecemos el autentico Pan Frances.

Esperamos su pronta visita.

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I Visit my daughter with her husband and her 6 year old son every year in NC. She told me that this placed called "Balcazar Bakery" was wonderful. It gave the tasty home-made food. The pastry Chef Jaime greeted me as if i known him for years. He told me to try his number one selling cake "tres leches". It was really good. His Wife Yasmith also is a very sweet lady that has introduced me to new delicous food i've never expirenced. They gave us a free map and a bakery bag that i still have at home. Their yougest son is a very talkitive boy, he came out with his soccer ball & asked my daughter's son, if he wanted to play. We were all entertained by them & the food they serve.
I bought lots of food to take back home. Everyone enjoyed it as much as i did. I can't wait to go back next year.

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★★★★★

I Visit my daughter with her husband and her 6 year old son every year in NC. She told me that this placed called "Balcazar Bakery" was wonderful. It gave the tasty home-made food. The pastry Chef Jaime greeted me as if i known him for years. He told me to try his number one selling cake "tres leches". It was really good. His Wife Yasmith also is a very sweet lady that has introduced me to new delicous food i've never expirenced. They gave us a free map and a bakery bag that i still have at home. Their yougest son is a very talkitive boy, he came out with his soccer ball & asked my daughter's son, if he wanted to play. We were all entertained by them & the food they serve.
I bought lots of food to take back home. Everyone enjoyed it as much as i did. I can't wait to go back next year.

Pros: parkinq,service, food quality,greeting

Cons: none

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I've been living in the States for about two years and a half. When my wife and I got here we decided to find a typical Colombian restaurant or food place where we could enjoy our famous buuelos, empanadas, pasteles or even buy some products that we certainly miss here such as Chocolisto, Sello Rojo Coffee, among others. Well, the first two times we went to this "bakery" we got a fair attention as the owner was not such a warm guy as we expected. Anyway, we bought some food and enjoyed it. But yesterday (12/26/07) we stopped by at Burlington Coat Factory and decided to visit this "bakery" again. I couldn't believe this lady was a colombian. She treated us like nothing. I asked her a few questions about the freshness of the buuelos and her answers were just like: whatever you see on display is what we have, and that's it! Later on another costumer walked in and she treated this guy on a different way (this guy was mexican). So my advise for people willing to visit this so called "colombian bakery": Don't do it. Food is low quality and people in charge have no idea of how to treat people from their own country... Shame on them.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've been living in the States for about two years and a half. When my wife and I got here we decided to find a typical Colombian restaurant or food place where we could enjoy our famous buuelos, empanadas, pasteles or even buy some products that we certainly miss here such as Chocolisto, Sello Rojo Coffee, among others. Well, the first two times we went to this "bakery" we got a fair attention as the owner was not such a warm guy as we expected. Anyway, we bought some food and enjoyed it. But yesterday (12/26/07) we stopped by at Burlington Coat Factory and decided to visit this "bakery" again. I couldn't believe this lady was a colombian. She treated us like nothing. I asked her a few questions about the freshness of the buuelos and her answers were just like: whatever you see on display is what we have, and that's it! Later on another costumer walked in and she treated this guy on a different way (this guy was mexican). So my advise for people willing to visit this so called "colombian bakery": Don't do it. Food is low quality and people in charge have no idea of how to treat people from their own country... Shame on them.

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