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Mariposa Ice Cream

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3450 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116-2430
+1 619-284-5197
13:00 - 21:00
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Sun 14:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 13:00 - 21:00
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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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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!

Thank Vivian A
Fredericton, Canada
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 of cookie dough in it. My five year old especially appreciated the tiny kids table... More 

Thank BellatheFlashpacker
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 expert!!!! The tiny place was packed the night we went, which tells a lot. The... More 

Thank Mary L
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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 an intimate look into the owner's soul. Mariposa's is a treasure...the ice cream is rich,... More 

Thank peacemantle
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48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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.

Thank Amanda R
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 of the staff and the taste of the ice cream is huge! We had the... More 

Thank Momotwin
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 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.

Thank robertcrystal b
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 19 May 2016

This ice cream is creamy, fresh tasting, friendly service!! Awesome deliciousness! I mixed a chocolate with a cherry flavored ice cream with hot fudge and it was super scrumptious!! There are many flavors and a quaint little place in Kensington. We sat outside and watched the world go by in ice cream bliss. Stop in and enjoy!

Thank Romina H
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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

We stopped in to meet a friend here while on a family trip from Wisconsin, so I feel well qualified to evaluate dairy products. The flavors are delicious and there are so many to choose from. I'm not,a good decision maker so I went halvsies and had half of a scoop of coffee and the other toffee. Out of three... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?