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Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed August 1, 2021 via mobile

The smell is what brought me here. I was picking up my lunch and smelled something so delicious. It was the smell of fresh waffle cones. My friends and I just had to stop. The price is great and the ice cream is so fresh....We wanted more. We just wish there was chocolate in the end of the cone so it didn’t drip out.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed November 11, 2019 via mobile

In the normal heights area and looking for a sweet treat? Stop by Mariposa and fulfill all of your ice cream desires with many flavors to choose from. They are closed Monday and Tuesday so keep this in mind.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

I always enjoy coming to Mariposa with its funky 60’s Beatlemania environment! The ice cream is rich, luscious, and made right here! By far, my favorite is rum raisin ($3/single scoop). With every lick, the taste and smell of rum percolates through my sinuses and...pickles my noggin! The chewiness of the plump rum-soaked raisins contrast exquisitely with the smooth but slightly gritty homemade texture of the ice cream. As the brain freeze ascends through my pharynx and infects my medulla oblongata, my eyes roll back and whiten while the rest of me shivers and convulses in a torrential orgasm of taste. I just want to come again and again! The dairy taste is so fresh, bold, and clean, I might as well be sucking milk directly from the udder of a cow! My other favorites include Mexican chocolate and white chocolate raspberry ripple ($5/double scoop) but whatever other flavors I try, it is always fantastic! You can’t go wrong here! Do it!More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

I've been here a couple times and you can't beat $3 for a giant scoop of ice cream. Of course it helps that the ice cream is delicious! The strawberry is my favorite because it doesn't have that fake strawberry taste. The cookies is cream...is also very good. They have tables inside and outside if you want to sit down.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

Mariposa is the old fashioned ice cream parlor your grandparents would recognize. Real ice cream, family made, on the premises. They have monthly specials, sundays, floats, malts, all delicious. Parking is a challenge.

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed November 7, 2016

I tried the peanut butter and jelly ice cream and the mexican chocolate flavors they were amazing! best part is that they are made there. so delish!

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

The ice cream was soooo good, and it was so tough to pick among the flavors. I settled on a classic hot fudge sundae and my husband and two girls loved theirs as much as I did. The cookie dough ice cream had huge chunks...of cookie dough in it. My five year old especially appreciated the tiny kids table and rainbow chairs. Note that the shop was closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. We had a false start on Wednesday but it was absolutely worth going back.More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

WOW. Delicious home made creamy ice cream. Reasonable price with friendly people working. They had a lot of very unique flavors. I had the Heath toffee. My husband had coffee and Mexican chocolate. He said the coffee flavor was great and he's an ice cream...expert!!!! The tiny place was packed the night we went, which tells a lot. The only bad thing is parking on Adams Avenue is quite challenging.More

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed July 29, 2016

Mariposa's is more than great ice cream made LOCALLY. This family run institution means so much to the community. It's a gathering place where the locals and visitors mingle in line. As you move forward, there is so much legitimate Beatle's memorabilia that you get...an intimate look into the owner's soul. Mariposa's is a treasure...the ice cream is rich, creamy and DELICIOUS. Try the hot fudge sundaes :-) It's an original, one of a kind, true ice cream parlor. YOU'LL LOVE IT!More

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Went to the Oceanside stand but it was so good I had to review! I had the Mexican chocolate in a waffle cone--delish! Great ice cream and friendly staff.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Yes, Mariposa Ice Cream offers takeout services.

Mariposa Ice Cream is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4