“The city is great,” said the owner of El Bolillos bakery.
“The people are so welcoming.
It’s just a great atmosphere.
It just has this great vibe.”
The El Bolillas have been baking since 2008 and their owners are hoping to open a second location in Miami by early 2019.
“This is something that’s really important for us,” said El Bolilla’s owner, Raul Herrera.
“We are trying to bring our community back and bring the neighborhood back.”
For El Bolilleros, a neighborhood staple since its inception in the early 1990s, the city is important because it’s the gateway to the Dominican Republic and the Dominican-American community.
El Bolills bakery, in the 10200 block of South La Palma Avenue, was founded in 2013 and is one of the first places in the Dominican capital to serve Dominican-Americans.
Elbolillos customers come from all over the Dominican republic and come from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Elolita Martinez, a Dominican immigrant, is the owner.
She’s worked in the restaurant industry for the past seven years.
“I’ve always been a Dominican, I’ve been a resident of the Dominican province since I was a little kid,” Martinez said.
“But in my whole life, I never really thought about it as a Dominican person.
I just thought about being here.”
Martinez has a son who is a nurse and she also hopes to open her own catering business in the future.
Martinez said she is not the only Dominican in Miami who wants to return home and create a community.
“Miami has a lot of Dominican families,” she said.
The Elbolillo bakery is just one of many bakeries and restaurants that have opened up in Miami in recent years.
Restaurants like The Cane, El Boli, El Juego, El Camino, El Gran Via, El Pintor and La Cucaracha have all opened in Miami.
And in 2016, a local bakery called El Chito made its way to the Miami Beach area and quickly became one of Miami’s hottest tourist attractions.
The owner of the El Chitos said the city has always been an open market for her company.
“Everybody wants to go here,” she told The Miami Herald.
“It’s always been that way, it’s just the city that’s opening up more and more.”
The first El Chato bakery opened in 2012 in the South Miami neighborhood of Brickell.
A year later, it opened in the historic Miami Beach neighborhood of Coconut Grove.
El Chachios is a neighborhood bakery and restaurant that serves up authentic Dominican food.
The bakery has been serving up traditional Dominican cuisine for over 20 years.
For the past decade, the owner has been selling her handmade bread and traditional Dominican recipes.
“In the past, we’ve always tried to do our best to bring in people from all around the Dominican world,” said chef Luis Guzman, who started the restaurant in 2012.
“Nowadays, we’re bringing in people that are not just from the Dominican but people from Miami, from New York, from Chicago, from Atlanta, from St. Louis, from Los Angeles, from all these places.”
Guzman said his company has been able to reach more customers because the bakery is opening up.
“Since we opened in February, we have about 100 people come in every day,” he said.
El Juedo, a small bakery located in the North Miami neighborhood, is a different story.
“For the past 10 years, we haven’t been able even to have a single customer come in,” Guzman told The Herald.
ElJuedo is also a small business, and Guzman has been in charge of running it since 2015.
He said his business is on track to meet its goals.
“Right now, we are able to provide our customers with authentic Dominican recipes,” he explained.
“That’s why we are doing well and that’s why I feel so comfortable.
Our customers are loving it.”
El Bolilo, a popular bakery that opened its doors in Miami’s South Beach neighborhood in December 2016, also has a long history.
It started in 2007 and is now one of South Beach’s oldest bakery.
Elboli opened in 2014 in South Beach.
The store has been running since 2015 and has a loyal following of local and international diners.
“They always come to El Bolilli because they know it’s authentic and they enjoy what we offer,” said owner Mariela Carranza.
Carranzza has a history with her customers.
“When I was first starting out in this business, we did things with flour, with flour and other ingredients, and we were selling out,” she explained.
Carrenza said that even after opening El Bolilos, she has to continue to cater to the customers.
In 2015, Carranzo opened El Bolilaros bakery in North Miami. She said