Remember what it’s like to be 13? Manuel Benavidez does.
“I was just looking for something to do, and took a job at Munzumur’s (Bakery and Café),” he recalls.
That was some 70 years ago, a move that eventually would lead to Manuel’s unquestionable role as Las Vegas’ “Panadero.”
That reputation has made him somewhat of a legend in town and led to the publication of a book, “El Panadero,” the bread maker, compiled by his son Manuel Benavidez Jr.