Known for their Oaxacan-style paletas, Mateo’s features 30+ flavors, including fresa (strawberry), sandia (watermelon), and leche quemada, a creamy, smoked milk concoction that tastes exactly like someone kippered a gallon of dairy over an open flame. But the ultimate popsicle - the paleta of the palace - is mango. Made with fresh, blended fruit (read: no artifical flavoring), this sweet, tropical pop is every purist’s dream, and probably won't give your dentist nightmares, either.
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