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“Good, but nothing to write home about” 3 of 5 stars
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Mariposa Ice Cream
3450 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116-2430
619-284-5197
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Ranked #285 of 4,044 restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Dessert
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San Diego, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good, but nothing to write home about”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

It hits the spot. You cruise on in and find a great deal on some tasty treats.
May is kinda cool cuz they have 3 dollar Sundaes. The flavors are fairly standard. Raspberry Swirl, Vanilla, Chocolate, etc. Nothing real crazy or creative.
Mexican Hot Chocolate flavor was pretty authentic, but not extremely original.
Still, a nice place to go and get a cone.

Just a small ice cream shop. Not set up for parties.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
San Diego, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Love their ice cream”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

This place has been in Normal Heights for quite a while and their home made ice cream is AMAZING!!! I would walk there all the time when they would open and would try every type of flavor they had available.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, MN
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Fun Home Town Place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Loved that this is a little place run by the owners. They were very friendly. The ice cream is different than the ice cream I'm used to. Texture wise it is a bit on the grainy side -- not as creamy as I'm used to. The flavor it good.

Visited February 2013
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San Diego, CA
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125 reviews 125 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“If you love ice cream GO HERE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

This is the best home made ice cream. I have never had any better. Flavors are wonderful. But the best part are the owners, Dick and Anna. They are so nice. They get to know the customers and really make you feel part of a family. We love this place.

Visited April 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Delicious! Incredible homemade ice cream”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

Mariposa Ice Cream is a little out of the way, but it's well worth seeking it out. This is some of the best homemade ice cream I've ever tasted. On the night I went, they had an impressive array of creative flavors (including nuez (walnut), Mexican chocolate, Butterfinger, white chocolate macadamia, and many more ... yum!). The ice cream was just perfect, and the owners were on hand to share their secrets with the diners. I also loved the shop's cozy, community-oriented vibe. A must for ice cream lovers in San Diego!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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