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What is a raspado?

A visit to La Raspaderia

La Rapaderia Playa Del Carmen

Raspados are the Mexican equivalent of snow cones or shaved ice with flavor. They get their name from the Spanish word “raspar” or to scrape. So “raspado” is scraped ice. The ice is put in a cup and served several ways. It can be served with just syrup, with fruit and syrup, or with milk, syrup and fruit.

In many parts of Mexico the syrups are very sweet. What makes La Raspaderia different is the hand made syrups that are less sweet than other places but are still a sweet treat.

This treat is perfect for a hot day and a little taste of Mexican culture. This small place is just about a block off 5th Avenue, so if you are strolling on 5th you can easily stop by here for a try.

The Menu at La Rapaderia

You can get raspados here with or without milk and they have milkshakes. Make sure you try some of the more Mexican flavors like tamarindo ( tamarind), rompope ( a Mexican type of eggnog), or chaymoyada (Mexican fruit seasoning mixed with chile).

La Rapaderia Playa Del Carmen

The menu at La Raspaderia


Tuesday-Saturday 2:00pm-9:00pm, Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm


La Rapaderia Playa Del Carmen

La Raspaderia on Constituyentes Avenue.

La Raspaderia is  located on Constituyentes Avenue between 10th Avenue and 15th Avenue on the north side of the street.

Have you been here? What did you think? What is your favorite cold treat in Playa Del Carmen? Let us know in the comments below. We would love to hear from you.

3 Comments on What is a raspado?

  1. Hello. I love checking on here for stuff that is new and different in Playa del Carmen. I would of never know this raspado place is here because I have walked past it many times. Thanks for all the work you guys do in exploring and covering the town. I know it can be thankless work sometimes but here is one thanks.

  2. Thanks in favor of sharіng such a pleasant food to try in Playa del Carmen. We love the fact you expose us to new and crazy things.

  3. Edith Hardee // October 4, 2016 at 12:30 AM // Reply

    Raspados are pefect for those hot days, and that is about 300 days a year in Playa Del Carmen. jajaja

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