Chamoy with Aztec vanilla, spicy Mexican chocolate, spicy mango, tequila, guava, cucumber, avocado, tamarind… this isn’t the list of flavors one expects to encounter in a Barcelona ice cream shop on a hot summer day. But then, this isn’t your typical ice cream shop.
La Heladería Mexicana is a tiny tribute to Mexico in the middle of Barceloneta, an authentic and unexpected surprise in an area otherwise filled with overpriced tapas joints and other tourist traps. Owner Rico Terrones not only makes outstanding artisanal ice cream and non-dairy sorbets, but he’ll feed your Mexican cravings with a small menu of homemade dishes, including nachos, tacos and mouthwatering burritos packed with unusual fillings like mole chicken, Mexican corn (elote) and cheese, and spinach and Oaxacan cheese.
If you have room left over, try a slice of their decadent cake, homemade by Rico’s pastry chef wife.