Add a little spice to your life and dive head first into Mexican dessert munchies. These decadent street-style snacks are piled high with your choice of fruits, toppings, and of course, spices. Your phone might want to eat first, but after taking that first bite, you won’t want to put it down. These customizable snacks are fresh, unique, and worth the hype! The menu might seem a little daunting at first, but we’re here to break it down for you. We’ve compiled a list of all the items you might find on a fruitería’s menu (and where to find them) so you can order confidently at your next visit!
Fruterías in Austin
729 E. Slaughter Lane & 6100 E. Riverside Drive
Build your own fruit bowl from a selection of cantaloupe, coconut, cucumber, mango, watermelon, pineapple, orange, jicama and strawberries. Served in a watermelon and topped with your choice of sour belts, cream or granola. Your camera might be eating before you!
DisFruta Antojitos & Mas
9433 Parkfield Drive
This small, colorful shop is a one-pit stop for mangonadas, bionicos, cucumbers with chile, chicharrons and elotes. Don’t forget to save room for their large selection of Mexican ice and frescas.
Frutería Las Mazorcas
9110 FM 812
Located near the airport, this place offers treats that are just as good as their presentation! They specialize in agua frescas and nance fruit smoothies, made with real nance fruit. These natural ingredients are refreshing and very tasty.
2214 E. 7th Street
The only hill you’ll be running up (well, rather towards) is the “Mango Hill” from Hay Elotes. Treat yourself to their decadant mangonada topped with strawberries, a sour belt, chamoy and chili sauce! Don’t forget to try their other selections ranging from sweet to savory. We love their elotes on the cob dusted with Cheeto powder.
Common Frutería Menu Items
Bionicos - A delicious mix of chopped, seasonal fruit drenched with cream made from condensed milk and sour cream. Other toppings include nuts, shredded coconut, granola, and/or honey.
Cochinada - Hot Cheetos with nacho cheese, corn, Mexican crema, chile, and a hint of lime.
Dorilocos - Think loaded nachos extreme. Nacho cheese Doritos, drizzled with more nacho cheese, yes, more. We’d say, “say cheese” but we’re not done. Then top with pork rinds, chili powder, lime juice, and crema.
Duros - Puffed wheat snacks that resemble hard pasta. Typically deep fried then served with sour cream, shredded lettuce, diced tomato, sliced avocado, cueritos (pickled pig rinds), and hot sauce.
Elote - Spanish for corn. Choose from a variety of spices and chilies to add to your cup of corn! A common go-to flavor combo is cheese, mayo, chili, and lime.
Fresas Con Crema - Fresh and light strawberries and cream. It’s often with whipped cream, chopped nuts, and blueberries or raspberries.
Loca - If something ends in “loca” you’ll be enjoying your snack in a scraped-out fruit shell. Common ones include pineapple and watermelon. You’ll definitely want to strike a pose with this one!
Mangonada - frozen mango Mexican fruit drink. Mangos, chamoy (savory) sauce, lime juice, and chili powder are blended together and then topped with your choice of fresh strawberries, more chamoy sauce, or sour belt. Often served with tamarind lined straw!
Piccadilly Raspa- Pickle lovers, this one’s for you. Shaved ice soaked with cherry syrup and garnished with diced pickles and chili powder.
Pepinos - Cucumbers served with chili powder and lime juice. Not ready for the commitment to the chili powder? We suggest sprinkling some of the side of your plate and dipping the cucumber in it. Or take it to the next level with some hot sauce!!
Tostilocos - Nacho cheese not for you? Tostiloco is the same thing as Dorilocos, but made with Tostitos!
Contributed by Visit Austin Marketing Intern, Sage O'Brien.