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“Love their ice cream” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mariposa Ice Cream

Mariposa Ice Cream
Ranked #27 of 144 Dessert in San Diego
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Love their ice cream”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Carla G
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Minneapolis, MN
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126 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Fun Home Town Place”
3 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank labs33
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San Diego, CA
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257 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“If you love ice cream GO HERE”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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1 Thank SDTravelMom
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Delicious! Incredible homemade ice cream”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank merryleisure
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southern california
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235 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Love it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2012

Just when you thought the days of the Mom & Pop storefront ice cream parlor were over, here comes Mariposa Ice Cream. Situated in the increasingly popular Adams Ave commercial zone, this local favorite is now attracting devotees from around the area. Check the list of available flavors on the large white board behind the counter and be sure to ask for a taste of the ones that you are considering. We have never been disappointed in several visits. Each flavor is hand crafted from the finest local ingredients. You'll find all of the traditional favorites, plus new surprises that change daily.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank cedric09
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