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Where do you go to get your raspados (Mexican shaved ice) fix?

ipsedixit Jul 17, 2009 09:58 PM

I know about Zacatecas Raspados in East LA as well as Zacatecas Raspados near Lincoln Park (in Lincoln Heights), and have heard that Milk now has a shaved ice machine for (a gringo version of?) raspados.

What's your go-to place for Mexican shaved ice? And any unique flavors out there?

  1. Lasherdc Sep 26, 2009 01:18 PM

    I love Raspados Y Churros Frutal in Canoga Park at 20849 Sherman Way (NE corner of Desoto and Sherman Way).

    They have a great selection of Raspados including my favorite--WALNUT!

    The phone number is (818) 710-3907.

    1. mollyomormon Jul 22, 2009 02:25 PM

      Actually, when I went to Milk there was a guy outside hand shaving the ice. I wouldn't say any of the flavors were particularly unique, though.

      1. OCAnn Jul 22, 2009 12:08 PM

        I've been making my own every night this past week: http://hawaiianshavedice.com/elshicem...

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          sel Jul 18, 2009 12:01 AM

          You've already mentioned the only place that I've been to that calls out to me in the night - Zacatecas Raspados! Especially the Raspados de Coco and the one whose name escapes me for now that is light brown in color, very sweet and kind of egg noggy.

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          Zacatecas Raspados
          422 N Ford Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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            theonceler Jul 18, 2009 02:02 AM

            Rompope? For someplace different there is a popular stall in El Mercado next to the parking lot entrance. It is too sweet for me but there seem to be a lot of happy people there.

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              sel Jul 18, 2009 07:41 AM

              Rompope, yes that's the one! I did think of it after I went to bed, hey it's gonna be over 100 deg F today, raspados are in order everyone!

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              David Kahn Jul 22, 2009 11:52 AM

              Agree.

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                selfportrait93 Jul 22, 2009 12:15 PM

                Huell Howser just featured a place in East LA last night. Could it be this one?

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                  Mr Taster Aug 23, 2012 10:25 AM

                  Yes, this is the one-- I just saw the rerun last night. Best quote of the show:

                  Huell (in heavy Tennessee drawl): "Now tell me, why don't you just call them snow cones?!"

                  They also featured Singapore Banana Leaf's ice kachang and chendol.

                  Mr Taster

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