It feels like Florida outside this fall, and San Diegans are cranky about it. When it breaks 90 degrees in the city, your prey drive feels like the equivalent of a soggy French fry. So, what - do we have to wait 'till winter to eat like fat kids again? Um, no. Until this hellish weather subsides, opt for a frozen treat instead the next time you have the munchies.
Neveria Tocumbo is a wonderful place, where a plethora of frozen Mexican delights await - whether you're into all-natural fruit paletas (or popsicles, as gringos would call them), one of nearly 30 housemade ice creams, or perhaps a little something called a fresada - again, in gringo terms, what would be labeled a "strawberry slushy."
Except that's a pretty hick description for such a dynamic treat. Strawberries are first cut to order and then blended with ice; the refreshing drink also has a kick thanks to chamoy-the salty, sweet, sour fermented plum syrup that tastes exponentially better than it sounds - plus tamarind candy pieces, huge slices of strawberries and some Tajin chile salt on top.
Neveria Tocumbo is open from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. Once inside, you'll grab a number and place your order when it's called. At last, let your chilly feast ensue.
4686 Market St., Suite B7, Chollas View. (619) 264-0391.