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3450 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116-2430
619-284-5197
Today
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • 17
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  • 1
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic ice cream!

Lots of flavors to choose from. Our party had cookies and cream, turtle, raspberry swirl and strawberry, all were excellent! To top it off the owners were super friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
dolphin722
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Columbia, MO
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22 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Columbia, MO
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Lots of flavors to choose from. Our party had cookies and cream, turtle, raspberry swirl and strawberry, all were excellent! To top it off the owners were super friendly.

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

I must say that the coffee ice cream that i had was very very delicious !! The place is amazing ! worth the visit

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Los Angeles, California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Searching for good ice cream in San Diego, we came across Mariposa. What made us drive 10 miles was the Mexican chocolate flavor, which is very hard to find. Mexican chocolate has a hint of cinnamon and we had never seen it in California before. You can find Mariposa on Adams Boulevard in central San Diego, not far from most... More 

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San Diego, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Searched trip advisor for the best home made ice cream in SD and tried Maripoa's. I was so glad I did. Nice sized dips and excellent variety of fresh ice cream. I tried the pistachio and loved it, very creamy, no fake colors and lots of nuts. Also loved the fresh waffle cone! Will definitely be back very soon!

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San Diego, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Came here when it was raining and cold! Ice cream was still awesome, tastes like homemade ice cream with some freshness. It's not too sugary like Baskin Robbins or anything you get from the store. It's definitely a good place to get a quality scoop of ice cream at a good price. Only issue here is the parking, parking on... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

What a great little ice cream shop! I visited here on my vacation to San Diego. My family is pretty adventurous and trust me to find local joints to procure our food on the road, rather than frequenting the dreaded chains. The ice cream was great and service impeccable. We showed up on a late week night and things were... More 

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CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

I've been enjoying Dick & Anna's amazing ice cream for years when I come to visit my father-in-law in Normal Heights. I was hopelessly hooked on Mexican Chocolate, my "go to" flavor when I can't decide, for ages, but have gotten adventurous in the past few years. Basically, anything with nuts or a crunch gets my approval. My wife is... More 

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San Diego, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Mariposa is one of those journeys back to a time when icecream was homemade and scooped out by a local couple of sages from the neighborhood. Select one of their flavors from Mexican Chocolate to White Chocolate Raspberry to Peanut Butter and Jelly. Sit down and remember the 60's with the Beatles memorabilia, Janis Joplin poster, peace rally posters, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Mariposa's has bar none the best ice cream I have ever had. A spoonful is worth a thousand words. So instead of me writing, just go get a scoop -or two!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

If you love all things Mexican, including your ice cream, I encourage you to try the horchata milkshake. It was quite refreshing. This small business is original with their ice cream flavors and sundaes. Definitely a great treat on a hot summer day!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3450 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116-2430
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-284-5197

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?