Before an appointment on Wednesday, I stopped at Tocumbo Ice Cream in Chula Vista for a quick snack. The Mexican-style ice cream shop offers paletas, ice cream, aguas frescas, savory snacks, and also tejuino and açai.
First I sampled a couple of ice cream flavors . . . rompope (egg nog) and bubulubu (strawberry, chocolate and marshmallow). Then decided to order a paleta de leche . . . fresa (strawberry), $2.15. While it was better than my memory of a paleta I had a few years ago from a shop in the San Marcos/Escondido area, this did not have the rich dairy nor the intensity of ripe fruit of the paletas from my favorites in Sonoma County or the Central Coast. I found the ice creams similarly pallid though the bubulubu was kind of an interesting combination of flavors.
Are there better Mexican ice cream shops in the San Diego area?
1172 3rd Ave.
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Open: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM