Fresh baked goods are both delicious and aesthetically pleasing, unlike grisly gingerbread recreations of Civil War battles. Have your cake and see it too with today’s Groupon to Rico Bakery & Café. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of carryout bakery fare.
- For $20, you get a carryout party package for 25 people (a $40.99 value), which includes:
- A cuban quarter-sheet cake filled with pineapple filling or vanilla-pudding filling
- 25 ham pastelitos
- 25 meat pastelitos
- 25 deviled-ham mini sandwiches
- 25 ham croquettes</p>
The bakery buffs at Rico Bakery & Café have crafted an assortment of authentic baked goods and savory finger foods for Little Havana denizens for more than 25 years. Patrons follow the sweet early-morning smell of freshly baked cakes ($6–$18) and breads ($0.50–$3.50) to the café’s doors, which open every day at 6 a.m. A coffee to go ($0.85–$3) complements hand-decorated cuban or european desserts ($1–$2). Customers can savor cheese ($0.79), coconut ($0.79), or chorizo ($0.79) pastelitos made with premium flour and other ingredients for a taste more authentic than Jefferson’s first draft of the Constitution, written in homemade chocolate chips. Sweet-tooth shunners can tote home fresh sandwiches ($2–$4.50) or a variety of finger foods, such as freshly fried croquettes ($0.65), crab claws ($1), or chicken empanadas ($1.85).
Alternatively, hosts or hostesses can pick up Rico’s party package, which feeds 25 people with meaty mouthfuls of pastelitos, mini deviled-ham sandwiches, and ham croquettes. The package also includes a cuban quarter-sheet cake filled with pineapple filling or vanilla pudding, ideal for celebrating a quinceañera or baby’s first motorcycle jump.
Rico Bakery & Café
At 6 a.m. every morning, the denizens of Little Havana awaken to the sweet scents that escape from the kitchens of nearby Rico Bakery & Cafe. A local institution for more than 25 years, the charming bakery has earned a dedicated following due to its fresh breads, Cuban and European desserts, and steamy coffee drinks. No item, however, flies off the bakery racks faster than the pastelitos, which come with sweet or savory fillings of coconut, cheese, beef, ham, guava, or piñata candy.