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Mariposa Ice Cream

3450 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116-2430
+1 619-284-5197
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13:00 - 21:00 Hours
3450 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116-2430
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Reviewed 11 August 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...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Horn E
Reviewed 19 February 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...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank taace1i1a
Reviewed 19 April 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
Thank captnice
Reviewed 7 November 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
Thank viviane777
Reviewed 16 October 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...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank BellatheFlashpacker
Reviewed 31 July 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...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Mary L
Reviewed 29 July 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...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank peacemantle
Reviewed 27 June 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
Thank GBAmandaR
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We needed one last taste of California before ending our family vacation. I was looking for a unique place and close to San Diego Airport. This is by far the best ice cream I have ever tasted. The store is very small, but the friendliness...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Momotwin
Reviewed 19 May 2016

This place is the bees knees. They hand make the ice cream and it is delicious. No matte the flavor, it is always rich and fantastic. Anytime I'm in San Diego, I stop here. The owners are friendly and its so great.

Date of visit: September 2015
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
14:00 - 20:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3450 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116-2430
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-284-5197
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