7 Spots for Paletas in Greater Phoenix

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Ed Anderson
From Fany Gerson's "Paletas: Authentic Recipes for Mexican Ice Pops, Shaved Ice, and Agua Frescas."
With the onslaught of summer, paletas (Latin American ice pops) typically made from fruit, are a cool solution when it comes to taking a break from the Valley's hell-hot heat.

And if we can't get the icy, sweet treat from one of the many carts seen roaming the city's sidewalks, we like to pop into these seven spots in the Valley.

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Flor de Michoacán

This charming little shop in Mesa with colorful paintings of giant fruit on the windows carries around two dozen fruit and cream varieties. Look for exotic flavors like hibiscus, tamarind, pistachio, and coconut, along with refreshing classics like strawberry cream, lemon, and pecan.




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Tortas Paquime

This local chain with four locations in East Phoenix, West Phoenix, and Avondale, sports a refrigerator full of popsicles, creamsicles, even esquimales -- creamsicles with chocolate -- along with several other cool treats.





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Paletería la Princesa

This little shop in the Bethany West Shopping Center in North Phoenix offers around 20 fruit and cream varieties like watermelon, strawberry, lemon, and pecan cream.


Location Info

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Flor de Michoacan

734 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ

Category: General

Tortas Paquime

2541 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Paleteria La Princesa

6025 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Tortas Paquime

4344 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Tortas Paquime

10565 W. Indian School Road, Avondale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Tortas Paquime

3024 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

La Reina Michoacana

2601 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Realeza Michoacana

2520 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Paletas Betty

425 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Paletas Betty

96 W. Boston St., Chandler, AZ

Category: Restaurant


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