The human mouth, which maintains a near-boiling temperature, needs to be constantly cooled by liquid-nitrogen pills or a jaw-mounted mouth fan. Take a more delicious route to cooling your maw with today's Groupon: for $4, you get $8 worth of ice cream, frozen drinks, and more at La Paletera, located on Morgan Avenue.
La Paletera turns gelatinous brain grooves into frosty cerebellum mazes with its extensive menu of freshly made frozen desserts. Excavate a mound of creamy yogurt, fresh fruit, honey, and granola in the escamochas ($3.95 for a small size), or dive taste buds into the icy peaks of a snow cone with ice cream ($3.15 for a small size). Fruitivores looking to shake up their seedy routine can try a paleta, a tasty frozen-fruit bar made from 100% natural ingredients, and available in cream, water, and sugar-free bases for such flavors as banana, coconut, mango, cookies 'n' cream, and leche quemada ($1.25). Those in the mood for ice-cream-centric desserts can fill up with a banana split, loaded with three scoops of the shop’s premium ice cream, whipped cream, and fresh-picked maraschino cherries ($4.85).
Jaws looking for a more savory bite will find culinary nirvana in the shrimp, avocado, and tomato cocktail ($6.95 for a small size), or the corn cup, a Mexican take on creamed corn, which features a velvety-smooth amalgamation of sour cream, mayonnaise, cheese, lime, lemon pepper, and chili ($3.50 for a small size).
Three Yelpers give La Paletera a 3.5-star average:
2701 Morgan Ave.
Corpus Christi, Texas 78405