Where to Find the Best Buñuelos, Champurrado in San Antonio
It's that time of year where we just can't pass up the stacks and stacks of buñuelos. And a hot cup of champurrado? Don't even tempt us. But we know every puro San Antonian is right there with us, so here's where to get these essential seasonal treats (besides from your abuela's house).
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Del Rio Tortilla
1402 Gillette Blvd, (210) 922-4810, delriotortillas.com
Though known for its tortillas and tamales, you’ll want to take advantage of the fact that you can also score buñuelos here. Whether its a regular morning or a special occasion, start your day off with these pinche puro treats.
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Multiple locations, bedoysbakery.com
If you haven’t already gone to Bedoy’s for a stack of buñuelos,are you even from San Antonio? This tried-and-true favorite has been family-run for generations, meaning this is just the spot to score a couple of dozen packs of this sugary treat to share with your loved ones.
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Los Hermanos Tortilleria
303 Commercial Ave, (210) 922-0219, facebook.com
Located right off of I-35 and Division, this South Side spot has been holding it down when it comes to those puro Sunday morning breakfasts. Whether you’re already swinging by for a pound (or two) of barbacoa or a dozen tamales, you’ll want to order a pack of buñuelos while you’re there.
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La Popular Bakery
10151 Culebra Road #103 // 4235 Culebra Road // 9055 Marbach Road #105 // 6020 Old Pearsall Road // 2505 West Ave. // 1225 El Paso Street // 2002 Goliad Road
With several locations across San Antonio and no online presence whatsoever, you know La Popular makes some bomb Mexican treats. That includes buñuelos, which are available in packs of however many you need.
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Panifico Bake Shop
602 NW 24th St, (210) 434-9290, panifico.com
It should come as no surprise that the beloved staple Panifico comes through with all the seasonal sweets. Known for baking up the Pan de Muerto and Rosca de Reyes, Panifico also delivers super sweet buñuelos, available in six-packs or by the dozen. You can even order online!
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The Buñuelo Factory
1905 West Ave, (210) 735-3737
With buñuelo in the name, you can trust this spot to hold it down. No seriously, they’re only open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week, so you know these crunchy, sugary discs are on point here. And if that isn’t enough to convince you, take the (sometimes) long lines at this time of year as proof that these buñuelos are addicting.
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Tellez Tamales & Barbacoa
1737 S General McMullen Dr, (210) 433-1367, tellez-tamales-barbacoa-factory.business.site
As a staple in the local barbacoa scene, Tellez also comes through with its buñuelos during the holiday season. So be sure to get there early and get your dozens of the sacred trio – barbacoa, tamales and buñuelos.
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La Mejico Bakery
1416 W Hildebrand Ave, facebook.com/LaMejicoBakery
With a main location on Hildebrand and two food truck locations, La Mejico is all about offering the classics with a twist. Choose from a variety of sweets, including bite-size buñuelos (available in a 20-pack) and freshly-made churros, available with a dip, in a variety bucket and as a split.
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La Esmeralda Bakery
739 New Laredo Hwy, (210) 922-3063
Head on over to New Laredo Highway for some sweet as heck pan dulce from La Esmeralda, so long as your order includes all the buñuelos you can handle.
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9155 S Zarzamora St, (210) 922-4793
You’ll want to stop by this hidden gem in the South Side for fresh buñuelos before they depart for the season. If not, you can try the churros year-round.
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