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La Monarca Michoacana Ice Cream

4.3

2000 Avondale Dr
Durham, NC 27704
Phone: (919) 423-5876

Google Reviews

Photo of Mrs. Huber_88 Mrs. Huber_88
Mar 30, 2022 5

My first mangonado! Delicious, cleanliness restaurant, friendly employees.

Photo of Londyn Robinson Londyn Robinson
Apr 1, 2022 5

Had popsicles on warm spring day. Great staff, clean store, and tons of families around. Their menu is huge. Recommend the Oreo popsicle. Strawberry was delicious too.

Photo of Sam Meyen Sam Meyen
Jul 8, 2021 5

Came here with my church and we absolutely loved it, the food and customer service were both great!

Photo of Henry Silver Henry Silver
Jun 7, 2021 5

I’ve been on the planet a long time, have lived on both coasts and in between, and this is truly the best ice cream I’ve ever had. Very creamy, rich and flavorful, a wide variety of flavors, big scoops and friendly people helping you. If you don’t live nearby it’s worth the trip to go here. Otherwise, you’ll never know what you’ve been missing.

Photo of Robin Tharp Robin Tharp
Apr 13, 2021 5

We stopped in because we were in the area and are we ever glad we did. There is definitely a language gap as we don’t know a lot of Spanish but that didn’t matter, just look and point at any one of the delicious flavors and you’re not disappointed. We will definitely be regulars from now on. One side note. It would help if the ice cream names were displayed in order on the glass like other ice cream shops. It would make it much easier for both the patrons and the employees.

Photo of Magdelene Ramón Magdelene Ramón
Jan 23, 2022 5

They have the absolute best popsicles!! My favorite is the kiwi. Their ice cream is also delicious. It's thick, creamy, and they have lots of flavors.

Photo of Josue Barajas Josue Barajas
Jan 4, 2021 5

The best Mexican ice cream that you can ever try!!!!

Photo of Karthik Gurumurthy Karthik Gurumurthy
Nov 24, 2020 4

Unique and tasty. Lotsa options too.

Photo of Jorge Garcia Jorge Garcia
Sep 24, 2020 5

I love there ice cream

Photo of Grace Gore Grace Gore
Sep 1, 2020 5

Wonderful service! The employees are so patient and nice. I have tried eight unique flavors of ice cream and they have all been exceptional with great portions for an unbeatable price, chosen from an amazing selection of authentic flavors with real pieces of fruit. Loved this place and would recommend to anyone! You can get four FULL cups (eight scoops) of ice cream for less than $20, which is what more mainstream places would charge for only four *scoops*.

Photo of Sara Palos Sara Palos
Sep 13, 2020 4

Place has ice cream. Natural, made in house, and sweet.

Photo of Grace Gore Grace Gore
Jul 20, 2020 5

Wonderful service! The employees are so patient and nice. There is a popsicle menu but there was no ice cream menu posted inside, but you can find flavors listed online. Social distancing is observed and masks were worn. I have tried eight unique flavors of ice cream and they have all been exceptional with great portions for an unbeatable price, chosen from an amazing selection of authentic flavors with real pieces of fruit. Loved this place and would recommend to anyone! You can get four FULL cups (eight scoops) of ice cream for less than $20, which is what more mainstream places like Two Roosters would charge for only four *scoops*. Flavors I have tried: Guanabana: This is almost like a sorbet and contains real fruit pieces! Tangy and refreshing. Mamey: Delicious and authentic with real fruit pieces throughout. Tequila: Creamy with a boozy and genuine zip! Pinenut: Light and nutty. Tres Leches: Rich, creamy, and flavorful, a clear winner that stands out from the rest. Chongos Zamoranos: Lighter and more subdued than Tres Leches with small cookie or cake pieces, has a cinnamony aftertaste that will have you craving horchata. Fruta Seca/Dried Fruit: A creamy, subtle ice cream is PACKED with a wide assortment of flavorful nuts and dried fruit pieces (pineapple, raisin, prune, and more). Queso: Slightly salty and full of small curds of cheese, this is genuinely the cheesiest ice cream I've tried and truly impressed me as such.

Photo of Julissa Olivares Julissa Olivares
Sep 3, 2020 4

The place for tropical and Latin popular ice cream and flavors

Photo of Monserrat Banda Monserrat Banda
Jun 26, 2020 5

They have so many flavors. Definitely recommend going off peak because it can get quite packed.

Photo of Royce Mason Royce Mason
Jan 29, 2020 5

A great variety of excellent ice. And a nice place to bring your family.

Photo of may lu may lu
Jan 8, 2020 5

I love this place! All the food and different flavors of ice cream 🍨 is amazing! The frezas con crema and chantillin ❤️❤️❤️ same mexican flavor as i remember 💜

Photo of Edward'O Pearhigh Edward'O Pearhigh
Jan 11, 2020 4

I like this place they sell ice cream ayoure delicious you can choice at least 20 different flavors.

Photo of Evangeline Ritch Evangeline Ritch
Nov 29, 2019 5

Good place to get delicious Ice cream.

Photo of allyson hardy allyson hardy
Nov 19, 2019 4

Taste til u find what u like, u like different, u will love this place. Never tried Red Chili Pepper Ice Cream before, but its sweet and fiery!! Try it!

Photo of Rosmary Rodriguez Rosmary Rodriguez
Nov 8, 2019 4

Really like the fresh icecream they make reminds me of the 🍨 icecream from Mexico it's rich in flavor. Favorite and recommended.

Photo of Brandon Sinclair Brandon Sinclair
Sep 20, 2019 5

So many flavors all amazing awsome little hole in the wall

Photo of Christopher Bautista Christopher Bautista
Oct 10, 2019 5

Really good homemade ice cream 10/10 would recommend

Photo of zeni si zeni si
May 2, 2019 4

Definitely They need to have ice cream names on the case so we can see what flavor is which and prices i dont see prices on the menu, but besides best place to buy ice cream i love it.

Photo of Yesika Escobar Yesika Escobar
May 20, 2019 4

Great milk and water ice cream, expect to wait in line as the shop is popular, especially on weekends

Photo of Hannah Mingus Hannah Mingus
Apr 7, 2019 5

This place is great, definitely a hidden gem. Everyone was so friendly and let my friend and I sample several flavors before we decided. I will definitely be back a lot this summer!

Photo of Sharath Pendyala Sharath Pendyala
May 20, 2019 5

An authentic Mexican ice cream place, known for it's fresh fruity and creamy ice-creams. Most of them come both in popsicle form and in cups/cones. If you're getting the creamy ice-creams (they add milk in it to make it deliciously creamy), I would suggest getting them in cups/cones. The staff is also very friendly.

Photo of Juan Navarro Juan Navarro
May 31, 2019 5

An authentic Mexican Ice Cream Shop! Huge ice cream and ice pop selection made with Natural Ingredients & ... Sugar!!! Like most Traditional Mexican Ice Cream shops, the menu covers a wide range: Nachos, Smoothies, Fruit Plates (with Cream), tostaditos, Red Bulls, Gatorades, etc!! Aligning with tradition, they will provide samples of all most every ice cream! The labels may help - but its better to taste!!! Prices are NOT posted - allot of times a smile, a thank you, and some attempt at speaking Spanish, will help communication and experience. Expect occasional wait- time...its a very popular location...the product is GREAT! If your looking for menus, pricing, uniforms, fancy toppings, etc...this place isn't for you - save the bad review. In all, SMILE, ASK, SAMPLE, ASK AGAIN...SMILE..SIT DOWN & ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE.

Photo of Kangta Jackson Kangta Jackson
Apr 23, 2022 5

Love the staff and LOVE the ice cream. Prices are good too! Recomiendo ir

Photo of Ana Blakely Ana Blakely
Jun 20, 2022 5

We love coming here! Lots of choices: paletas, ice cream (tons of choices), tostilocos, banana splits, mangoneadas, aguas frescas, fruta con crema, yum yum yum!! I want 1 of everything every time I come!!! For my English speakers, don't be afraid to come in, everyone is super nice. There are lots of pictures and you can ask questions. There are diary-free options for the paletas. There are gluten-free options in the tostilocos/dorilocos and you can even request those without peanuts.

Photo of Sri Sri
Jul 6, 2022 3

Staff was extremely cordial and amicable. Wish there could have been English translations to the Mexican names on the menu to help us understand and order better. Mango popsicle and berry ice cream were delicious. Worth a try

Photo of Audra Audra
Jul 27, 2022 5

The popsicles and ice cream are beyond tasty. Fast service. A little more expensive than I'm used to, especially when there are only scalding hot metal chairs outside. But no denying the fun in licking ice cream from your elbows up in the heat of the day.

Photo of Christopher Azamar Christopher Azamar
Jul 27, 2022 5

Best place to go with a buddy and have a great time.