In Loreto Bay: La Michoacana, Paradise on a Hot Day


Front of La Michoacana. Clint took this photo and then we quickly bolted into this cool, air conditioned venue on a hot day in Loreto Bay.

Clint and I have been profiling a lot of the activity around the Loreto Bay development. We thought it would be fun to highlight some of the great treasures we discovered in the town of Loreto.

La Michoacana is located in Loreto on Fco. I. Madero just south of Benito Judrez in Loreto, BCS. Clint and I were actually wandering around looking for a particular art gallery featured in Alan Axelrod’s Loreto Bay guide when we stumbled across this oasis on a hot day.

Clint and I decided to test out their array of popsicles and ice cream by ordering a scoop of their chocolate chip ice cream. It was hard choice with so many different flavors to choose from – far exceeded anything at a Ben & Jerry’s, Baskin Robins, or Hagen Daaz.

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Scoop of chocolate chip ice cream. Locals who were standing in line as customers also said that this was their favorite flavor.

The total for a single scoop came out to a mere 10 pesos (under $1 US). This include free toppings which are available on the counter – chocolate sauce and various sprinkles. As Clint reached into his pocket like a little kid in a candy store, to pull out the pesos needed, he nonchalantly handed me our trusty red Loreto Bay guide. All of a sudden the girl behind the counter became very excited. She explained that she is the one featured in the photograph on page 57 of the guide. Of course with this fact revealed, I asked for her autograph beside her photo. One of her friends standing on the sidelines started laughing and we all had a good chuckle.

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Book signing. For those that have the red Loreto Bay Guide by Best Guide, do stop by this shop and ask to have your book signed. I think it would be fun if we all did that and made her feel like a star.

We shared the first scoop of ice cream and it was delicious. So scrumptous that Clint proceeded to get another scoop of the chocolate chip ice cream and I got a scoop of the mango flavored ice cream.

Total ice cream consumption at this point: 3 scoops, 30 pesos + tip.

While we were eating the ice cream sitting on white plastic chairs, I was able to look around the store. The decor is very appealing pink accents against a clean white backdrop. Many local families stopped by for ice cream, popsicles and bags of chips which they would cut open and pour nacho cheese over it – very novel idea! There was also a pile of fresh fruit piled high on shelves behind the counter which two workers chopped constantly to make fresh ice cream and popsicles. The freshness of the ingredients definitely made a difference in the flavor of their products.

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Looking into the store from the entrance.

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Pink accents against a clean white backdrop makes for a very refreshing place to enter on a hot day.

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Fruit behind the counter, bags of chips in front that they would cut the top open and pour nacho cheese on.

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A very focused Clint.

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Clint looking intently as we purchase our 4th scoop of ice cream. Don’t judge us, we were on vacation.

Clint and I finally left the shop very satisfied.

Total ice cream consumption at this point: 4 scoops, 40 pesos + tip. We didn’t get a chance to taste the popsicles… a perfect reason to return!

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Our 4th scoop of ice cream. Clint and I did think that this was by far the biggest scoop of the 4 we had. We thought they either really started liking us while we were there or they got tired of scooping ice cream for us and thought they would put an end to our cravings.

Let us know if you have any favorite flavors you would recommend.

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  • Jane Lurie

    <p>Hi Loni and Clint,<br /> La Michoacana has a very special place in my heart because I try to stay away from dairy and they have a great selection of popsicles &quot;sin crema&quot;, without milk. I have to confess that I love the coconut sin crema so much, that I order it every time we go there (which is practically every day that we're in Loreto)<br /> We looking forward to enjoying our favorites with you both in person soon.<br /> Jane</p>

  • Jane Lurie

    Hi Loni and Clint,
    La Michoacana has a very special place in my heart because I try to stay away from dairy and they have a great selection of popsicles “sin crema”, without milk. I have to confess that I love the coconut sin crema so much, that I order it every time we go there (which is practically every day that we’re in Loreto)
    We looking forward to enjoying our favorites with you both in person soon.
    Jane

  • Jane Lurie

    Hi Loni and Clint,
    La Michoacana has a very special place in my heart because I try to stay away from dairy and they have a great selection of popsicles “sin crema”, without milk. I have to confess that I love the coconut sin crema so much, that I order it every time we go there (which is practically every day that we’re in Loreto)
    We looking forward to enjoying our favorites with you both in person soon.
    Jane

  • Loni Kao Stark

    <p>Hi Jane – Thanks for the suggestion and the note. Clint and I keep score on the number of comments each one of us gets on our blog entries :-). </p> <p>We'll try out the popsicles next time we go. In Anaheim today and it's quite hot – craving something icy right about now.</p> <p>Looking forward to hanging out in Loreto again, hope our place turns out as nice as yours.</p> <p>Loni</p>

  • Loni Kao Stark

    Hi Jane – Thanks for the suggestion and the note. Clint and I keep score on the number of comments each one of us gets on our blog entries :-).

    We’ll try out the popsicles next time we go. In Anaheim today and it’s quite hot – craving something icy right about now.

    Looking forward to hanging out in Loreto again, hope our place turns out as nice as yours.

    Loni

  • Loni Kao Stark

    Hi Jane – Thanks for the suggestion and the note. Clint and I keep score on the number of comments each one of us gets on our blog entries :-).

    We’ll try out the popsicles next time we go. In Anaheim today and it’s quite hot – craving something icy right about now.

    Looking forward to hanging out in Loreto again, hope our place turns out as nice as yours.

    Loni