Raspaderia El Sahuaro (Photo by Hannah Hernandez)

NOW OPEN: Raspaderia El Sahuaro — Downtown’s New Snack Bar


June 6, 2024
By Matt Sterner

Hey, it’s getting super hot outside, isn’t it?

Luckily, Raspaderia El Sahuaro is now open and ready to cool you off with its raspados, milkshakes, and other snacks at 266 E. Congress St.

The new shop, which is in the former HUB Ice Cream Parlor location, is owned and operated by the same family behind the quesabirria-driven restaurant La Yaquesita on Fourth Avenue.

Raspaderia El Sahuaro (Photo by Hannah Hernandez)
What’s on the Menu?

The original plan was to open a second La Yaquesita restaurant, but the space lacks a big enough kitchen and a raspados shop suits the area perfectly. Speaking of raspados, there are rotating flavors on the chalkboard menu like strawberry, mango, pineapple, tamarindo, peach, cocoa, vanilla, pecan, etc.

Raspaderia El Sahuaro is much more than raspados, though. Corn Cocktails (corn, mayo, white cheese, butter, and lime), milkshakes, sundaes, and a full-on Tostitos menu (chips layered with goodies). The first to catch my eyes was the TostiCeviche and then the TostiLoko — a mix of chaca-chaca candy, peanuts, cucumber, jicama, lime, and chamoy).

The shop even offers sandwiches and wraps!

All are $12 each or less including a classic BLT, a Club, Tuna Sandwich, and a Torta with ham, pepper jack, lettuce, tomato, onion, and jalapeño on the sandwich menu. There are three chicken-themed wraps (which are subject to change at any time) — Buffalo Chicken Wrap, Chicken Chipotle Wrap, and Caesar Chicken Wrap.

The shop is open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Tuesday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – past midnight on Friday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Sunday, and closed on Monday.

Raspaderia El Sahuaro is located at 266 E. Congress St. For more information, check them out on Yelp.

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