Desiree Sanchez | Features Writer
The popular shaved ice company, Rita’s, started on Juan Tabo and recently had their grand opening here in the La Cueva area. A huge swarm of high school students have been going to the newest hot spot for a perfect treat. If you need to cool off, this is the place to go. Rita’s has a wide variety of treats for you to choose from such as shaved ice, milkshakes, and even donuts. They also have a wide variety of flavors, like blue raspberry, Dr. Pepper, and cake batter.
I went to Rita’s just the other day and enjoyed it. The location is very convenient and easy to find. When you walk in, you get a breeze of cool air and welcomed by employees. First, you pick what treat you would like; I got the gelati. Then you choose the flavor of ice and custard. Mine was blue raspberry and vanilla.
The custard is very sweet and smooth. Then you dip your spoon into the ice and get a blast of flavor. The treat is altogether great. There is so much flavor and you feel refreshed after just the first bite.
Rita’s just recently started serving homemade donuts. I ordered a plain donut with sprinkles on top. I was very excited to see how they would taste. I took a bite and it was soft and fluffy; although, I did not like the taste. It tasted like lemons, which I am not a fan of. I tried another, this time chocolate. Hoping for a better taste, I took a bite. The taste was still lemon, but covered in chocolate.
Overall, the experience was great. I loved the shaved ice part of the treat, but I do not recommend the donuts, unless you’re a fan of lemons!
Located at 7610 Carmel NE and in the Shops at Mountain Run, 5809 Juan Tabo NE.
Regular ice is $2.99. Regular gelati is $3.99. Custom iced and topped donuts start at $1.29.