Refresqueria snack shop opens new Rice Village location

Refresqueria, a refreshment-focused shop offering snacks, specialty snow cones, ice cream and more is now open in Rice Village. (Courtesy Refresqueria)
Refresqueria, a refreshment-focused shop offering snacks, specialty snow cones, ice cream and more is now open in Rice Village. (Courtesy Refresqueria)

Refresqueria, a refreshment-focused shop offering snacks, specialty snow cones, ice cream and more is now open in Rice Village. (Courtesy Refresqueria)

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Refresqueria pulled in pop culture references and Rice University logos for the interior of its Rice Village shop. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper)
It was three years ago when owners Carlos and Cynthia Rodriguez opened up their refreshment-focused shop, Refresqueria, in Texas City.

On Nov. 7, the couple opened their second shop in Rice Village at 5407 Morningside Drive, Houston, offering a variety of Mexican-inspired snacks, including mangonadas, fruit bowls, candy, ice cream and snow cones, along with salty snacks such as elote and cheese-covered hot Cheetos.

“This space opened up and we thought it would be really good to be here,” Carlos said. “There is a lot of foot traffic and dining options here.”

Carlos and Cynthia offer expansive menu options influenced by their experiences growing up with refresquerias, which offer street-style sweet and salty Mexican snacks.

However, Refresqueria makes sure to offer other items, including banana splits, milkshakes and ice cream sundaes, Carlos said.


“Anyone can enjoy our menu,” he said.

713-750-9873. www.refresqueria.net
By Hunter Marrow
Hunter Marrow came to Community Impact Newspaper in January 2020. Before that, Hunter covered local news in Ontario, OR for three years, covering municipal issues, crime, and education across Malheur County and across the border into Idaho.


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