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Pincho Loco Ice Cream


1918 Perry St
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 286-5111
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Photo of Milo Persic Milo Persic
Jun 4, 2019 5

Easily Durham's best ice cream. For me, this place is better than The Parlor, which is also quite good. Pincho has some unique flavors you won't find anywhere else, and their coconut is phenomenal.

Photo of Conner Lee Conner Lee
May 25, 2019 5

Really great ice cream! The owners were awesome too, really friendly and welcoming. Definitely worth a stop!

Photo of Nip Melton Nip Melton
Jun 17, 2019 5

Small local venue with great ice cream choices. Variety of flavors and still the basics. Plus banana pudding with mills wafers.

Photo of Randy Parnell Randy Parnell
Apr 21, 2019 5

The ice cream is full of flavor. I had the strawberry and banana pudding ice cream it was full of fruit. Every flavor I tried was delicious. The owners are super friendly and happy. The only place I know of that you can purchase pinatas.

Photo of armando urbina armando urbina
Jan 30, 2019 5

Locally owned and serving local beer now too! They have Mexican pastries and an assortment of cakes, cupcakes and pudding. Of course the main attraction is their wonderful ice cream. I recommend trying one of they custom floats, like tequila ice cream and pineapple soda float. They will work with you to suit your tastes. I highly recommend this place to all.

Photo of Joshua Jarvis Joshua Jarvis
Jun 25, 2019 5

Awesome ice cream almost as good as the people running it and the authentic Latino experience that is present from the decor to music to even the employees. I was raised in Mexico as well as lived in a border city for most of my life outside of that, but stepping in to this establishment makes me forget I'm living in the east coast more than a thousand miles from home. If I could give it more stars I would. Keep up the great work!

Photo of Natalia F Natalia F
Jul 6, 2019 5

Cute dessert spot! Lots of options between sweet and tropical. The Latino employees are a joy to be around, love the decorations too. Will be back to try more flavors with more friends!

Photo of Dr. Alisha Cornell Dr. Alisha Cornell
Jul 20, 2019 5

The very best ice cream with a hometown feel. I loved the fact the owner was working and engaging with everyone so much. She's hilarious and a real joy! You can taste her passion in the ice cream.

Photo of James Mc James Mc
Aug 11, 2019 5

I love this ice cream shop. They are tucked away on a side street so it's easy to miss but please drop in and grab some ice cream. They even serve alcoholic ice creams. Try the tequila ice cream it's the best imo

Photo of Cameron Smith Cameron Smith
Jul 20, 2019 5

Wonderful place. Was welcomed and serviced immediately. They hoped for us to come back again soon. That’s what makes it an even better experience.

Photo of Kiana Cunningham Kiana Cunningham
Jul 23, 2019 5

This is a great place to go because they don’t just have ice cream. They also have paletas, pastries, pudding and other desserts. They have traditional Mexican flavors as well as traditional American ice cream. It’s really family friendly and the staff are great!

Photo of Martin Kapusnik Martin Kapusnik
Aug 23, 2019 5

Great place to grab some ice cream. The lady working there was nice, helpful and even tho they were a little busy she was efficient. My son dropped his cone and when I went back up to get him another one she said no charge. Considering my son dropped it, no fault of anyone but his accident I thought that was pretty nice and with the few minutes to leave a review.

Photo of Chris Asbell Chris Asbell
Sep 28, 2019 5

The nicest people serving best ice cream in Durham. Delicious traditional flavors and some more unique flavors with lots of options for how you like it served. Don't miss out on this gem.

Photo of Lena Deskins Lena Deskins
Oct 4, 2019 5

Not only was the ice cream terrific but the people are totally awesome. I look forward to taking my family back. We will surely fill up my rewards card for free ice cream

Photo of Tiffany Le Tiffany Le
Oct 5, 2019 5

Service was good. The lady who was working was patient and nice. We got the ice cream with he churro. The ice cream flavors we're good, but the churros felt a little lackluster. I will definitely be back thought to try one of their other flavors! Highly recommend coming and trying this place out!!

Photo of Janelle Lopez Janelle Lopez
Nov 8, 2019 5

Delicious ice cream and many other treats. Great customer service and every time we visit we are greeted with a smile.

Dec 25, 2019 5

Oh it is a great place to have Rice Pudding, ice cream, fruit dish, my friends and I meet here whenever I am in town. Try it, it's delicious!!

Photo of N DURM N DURM
Jan 8, 2020 5

Love this place! They have great flavors. Many options beyond ice cream, baked goods, traditional pudding options, glass bottled sodas, etc.. Just took my kids there, very nice time. They also have cream spiked with alchohol for adults - awesome! They serve local beer.

Photo of Tara Escalante Tara Escalante
Feb 10, 2020 5

Their ice cream is delicious! They have flavors not found other places including adult only flavors, a great assortment of non-dairy as well as desserts that aren't ice cream such as rice pudding! The staff have been incredibly friendly each time I've been there

Photo of Emily Ozdowski Emily Ozdowski
Feb 19, 2020 5

The banana pudding ice cream was really good- my grandmother would have approved! My husband's mangonada popsicle (mango and mixed fruit with hot sauce!) is something I never imagined. The spicy portion has a real kick, but is balanced by cold fruit. In winter, the warm rice pudding is my favorite. So many fun flavors to try! On top of all that, Pincho Loco is run by the nicest people. I definitely recommend it!

Photo of Kevin Kevin
Jul 16, 2019 5

Delicious ice cream at a very affordable price compared to the competition. The service is very friendly and every available ice cream option is worth trying.

Photo of dwayne williams dwayne williams
May 24, 2020 5

Man if you live in Durham and haven't tried Pincho Loco ice cream shame on you. My kids love the soursop popsicle. Try all the flavors trust me. I got the spicy pineapple, Strawberry and crema,Tamarind, spicy mexican chocolate popsicles

Photo of Desire B Desire B
May 31, 2020 5

Best place to get delicious ice cream 🍨🍧🍦🍰🎂🍪 and friendly welcoming service love love this place 😋🤗😍

Photo of Zaid Alemam Zaid Alemam
Jun 20, 2020 5

Extremely friendly owners, the desserts are delicious. I would definitely recommend coming here for a cold mexican treat!

Photo of Scott Barnes Scott Barnes
Jul 4, 2020 5

One secret I want to share is that Pincho Loco has the finest Banana Pudding Ice Cream in North Carolina. Vanilla, cream, banana, a hint of baking soda, spices.Light custard texture. Capture the character of this Southern dessert in a large shake, fresh whipped cream, cherry if you like, and let yourself be there. Oh ! and they have other flavors, but I can't seem to get past this masterpiece.

Photo of Iesha Pagan Iesha Pagan
Jun 30, 2020 5

I want to start off by saying the customer service was great! The selection that they have is so amazing. I had a strawberry and banana fresco treat which is similar to a parfait. OMG! Sooo delicious! I have to go back because I wanted to try everything.

Photo of Stacey Stines Stacey Stines
Jun 28, 2020 5

We love it there!!! Best place in town! Their ice cream is so good! We go all the time!

Photo of Asha Chinfloo Asha Chinfloo
Jul 11, 2020 5

If I could this place more than 5 stars I would. The atmosphere and customer service makes you want to keep coming back. I will continue to invest in this business

Photo of Pamela Forero Lozano Pamela Forero Lozano
Jul 11, 2020 5

Amazing ice cream flavors with a lot of varieties! You can get paletas, ice cream cones, milkshakes, ice cream cakes, and more! The staff is so friendly!! I definitely recommend the Horchata ice cream/milkshake. I LOVE THIS PLACE!

Photo of Amanda Taylor Amanda Taylor
Aug 1, 2020 5

I FINALLY made it to Pincho Loco last week! It was delicious! We got cookies + cream in a waffle cone and banana pudding in a waffle cone. If you like a lot of pieces of cookies and bits in your ice cream, this is your place! I generally find myself wishing there was more but not here! My banana pudding was loaded with pieces of nilla wafers and in no way was that depressing! I will definitely be back to try more flavors and the popsicles!

Photo of Miguel Del Rio Miguel Del Rio
Jul 13, 2020 5

Absolutely love this place - any time I'm in the area I always visit Pincho Loco!

Photo of Lisa C Lisa C
Sep 3, 2020 5

Just move to the area and this has definitely became our favorite ice cream spot. So good!!

Photo of Vi Phung Vi Phung
Sep 6, 2020 5

Got the pistachio popsicle and it was amazing! Great price at $3!

Photo of Anvar Varadaraj Anvar Varadaraj
Sep 18, 2020 5

Bought a pint of the dark chocolate hazelnut and it barely made it home. I finished it in the car. Best dark chocolate ice cream I’ve had.

Photo of Grant LoPresti Grant LoPresti
Sep 12, 2020 5

Delicious! So many awesome flavors

Photo of Scott Barnes Scott Barnes
Jul 4, 2020 5

One secret I want to share is that Pincho Loco has the finest Banana Pudding Ice Cream in North Carolina. Vanilla, cream, banana, a hint of baking soda, spices.Light custard texture. Capture the character of this Southern dessert in a large shake, fresh whipped cream, cherry if you like, and let yourself be there. Oh ! and they have other flavors, but I can't seem to get past this masterpiece.

Photo of Shannon Arnette Shannon Arnette
Sep 8, 2020 5

Delicious home made ice cream & super friendly staff. There are also soooo many different types of ice cream options! I recommend the Mexican chocolate popsicle or coconut ice cream💖 Update: I wrote this review about a year ago and I have since become a regular customer at this local gem!!! My significant other and I adore their homemade ice cream, popsicles, homemade drinks and desserts. We got a Mexican-chocolate and coconut ice cream cake from here and it was the best cake I’ve ever had! Every time we go to this shop we can’t help but purchase a ton of ice cream (and it lasts us for about a month). It’s just soooo good! The workers are so sweet too! They always make us feel like family. Speaking of, this shop is super family friendly. It’s great for kids and adults. I recommend the bourbon truffle or banana pudding ice creams!

Photo of Thomas Olson Thomas Olson
Nov 24, 2020 5

Legitimately the best ice cream shop I’ve found in Durham. I’ve never found a shop that could make tequila ice cream taste good, but they managed to make it taste great. They also offer other 21+ ice creams, and other great flavors. They also offer ice cream cakes, and many other frozen treats!

Photo of Mayra Huerta Mayra Huerta
Dec 19, 2020 5

I love this place, great ice cream, customer service and they are following the mask mandate and the 6 ft apart thing. They also have a lot of sugar free and lactose free options.

Photo of Ashley Henderson Ashley Henderson
Mar 20, 2022 5

I had a brownie Sunday it was plentiful and soooo delicious. He had alot to choose from and I don't know the Hispanic man at the front but he was very nice and humble he was helpful and very knowledgeable about the items on the menu. Nice small personable spot. They have so many flavors to choose from they also have vegan ice cream as well

Photo of Sky Thai Sky Thai
Dec 3, 2020 4

Pincho Loco is an eclectic ice cream joint that has that hole-in-the-wall feel with fantastic flavor options that are a great mix between traditional and daring. Their menu is a bit much to take in and is pieced together over multiple boards so it's kind of a fun game to figure out what you want. I ended up getting their Mangonada since I was craving mangos and spice and this hit the spot. It had a good amount of fresh chopped mangos and sorbet with a tamarind chili straw. Very photogenic too! Aside from ice cream, they also have desserts ready to-go such as rice pudding, tres leches, flan, cake, and more! It seems to be one of those places that will have random goodies to choose from based on what they feel like making so check it out!

Photo of Sarah Jean Barton Sarah Jean Barton
Dec 6, 2021 5

Can't share enough great things about Pincho Loco! Our absolute favorite spot for popsicles and ice cream in all of Durham (and the Triangle). Great value, a wide range of flavors, and impeccable customer service. We really enjoyed using them for a large event!

Photo of Suzanne Rudy Suzanne Rudy
Feb 4, 2022 5

This is the 3rd year I am ordering a cake for our son who turns 30 this year. He does not like cake but loves Pinch Loco's ice cream cake. They are delicious!

Photo of Steve Ayers Steve Ayers
Jan 22, 2022 5

A large variety of flavors (all delicious) and other pastries. Oatmeal ice cream was fabulous. And friendly service. When I'm on 9th Street, I always make a detour.

Photo of Mason Eaglin Mason Eaglin
Jan 14, 2022 5

Been going here for years! Amazing place with amazinger owners! Try the Salted caramel truffle and the banana pudding ice creams!!!