I went to La Mascota this afternoon and bought chocolate and vanilla conchas. I was a little sad that they didn’t have the garish pink ones that I love - not that they taste better, but they’re a holdover from my childhood. The chocolate concha had almost a roasted chocolate flavor, which really blew me away. The balance was perfect with the intense topping and the very lightly flavored bread. Definitely the best conchas I’ve had thus far. Thanks so much for the recommendation!
I really liked the service. The guy that helped me was so enthusiastic about their products. I ended up buying some cheese tamales too to store in the freezer, but begged off on the champurrado. It’s still not cool enough to partake of this rich, hearty drink.
Thanks again to @thechez5 and @ipsedixit. I’ll definitely get back to El Gallo one of these days.