The most famous sorbets in Mérida, they have been part of the city’s history since 1907. The sorbets, “champolas,” and other treats have sweetened the taste buds of Yucatecans and visitors for 110 years. Go to any of their locations and order the flavor that you like the most. Among the most popular are “mantecado,” “crema morisca,” coconut, and mango. If you want to try something different, asked for a “pionino,” they are delicious!
Another place that has chilled the taste buds of many families since 1910 is Helados Politos. Did you know that since their opening day, they have been managed by the same family? Plus they are the ones who created the delicious “marquesitas.” An ice cream flavor that you don’t want to miss is coconut: yummy and 100% natural.
Calle 10 #358-A x 7 y 7-A, Villas Del Sol
FB: Helados Polito
Every day from 11 am to 10 pm
Founded in 1950, it began with their famous ice cream cart that sold ice cream along the streets of Mérida. Specializing in water based sorbets made with seasonal fruits, you will find flavors such as soursop, lime, dragon fruit, and more. Since the 1980’s you can visit them at their shop on Calle 65 at 66 in Centro. As a tip, they offer services for events, so if you are planning your destination wedding, think of them for a refreshing dessert.
Calle 65 #533 x 66, Centro
FB: Helados La Principal
Sun. – Fri. 10 am – 8 pm, Sat. 12 – 8 pm
Domo Gelato Helado Artesanal Argentino
Recreating the traditions of the Argentinian gelato, Domo Gelato offers you a variety of 30 flavors in the north part of the city. Every month you can try a new house specialty, made from seasonal fruit, a traditional flavor, or one invented right in their kitchen.
Av. García Lavín x 27, Plaza Ateneum, Col. Montebello
FB: Domo Gelato Helado Artesanal Argentino
Every day from 2 to 9 pm
Pola Gelato Shop
A new proposal that offers a variety of unique products. Among their menu you will find flavors that will make you think of various Yucatecan customs, such as “frijol con puerco” (beans with pork) ice cream (which, of course, you can only have on Mondays, just like the dish of the same name). Another unique flavor is “marquesita,” but obviously you will also find traditional and local ones. Are you ready to try something totally new?
Calle 55 #467 x 62 y 64, Centro
FB: Pola Gelato Shop
Mon. – Sat. 12 – 10 pm, Sun. 11 am – 10 pm
Photography by Pola Gelato Shop, Natalia Bejarano, La Principal, and Helados Polito for its use in Yucatán Today.
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