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Reynaldo's European & Mexican Bakery Restaurant Review: Despite the name, there is nothing remotely European about this locals’ favorite on Carpinteria’s main drag. Sweet aromas of Mexican pastries fill the informal space and waft down Linden Avenue. But the real draw are the tamales --- moist, steamed cornmeal dough embracing fillings such as zesty shredded pork with red sauce or chicken with mild tomatillo salsa. When it comes to traditional Mexican comfort food, this is as good as it gets. And the simplicity of the dining experience --- order from the kind ladies behind the counter and take a seat at one of the outdoor tables --- provides a perfect match for the food. It’s not uncommon for foodies in the know to pop off the freeway and buy the tamales by the dozen, wrapped in cozy cornhusks and sealed tightly to go.