Eater LA: The Fascinating History of Porto’s, A Southern California Cuban Legend

They sell 1.5 million cheese rolls every month, and hundreds of thousands of potato balls By Farley Elliott | Feb 27, 2017 If you thought the line at Howlin’ Rays was bad, you should try making it to any of Porto’s three area cafes on a weekend morning. The casual Cuban restaurant chain is an absolute staple for Southern California, drawing tens of thousands of diners per month eager to enjoy everything from sandwiches and salads to those addictive potato balls and pastries. But how did Porto’s get its start? As this cool new OC Register profile will tell you, Porto’s is a family-run...