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Heladeria Americana

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Carrera 43 72, Barranquilla 080020, Colombia
3686503
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09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

to do: try the frozomalt , their traditional flavor. With good ice creams and nice air-conditioning, it is an harbor of freshness in hot, humid Barranquilla.

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Thank Tullio P
St. Petersburg, Florida
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Visited a VERY VERY busy place at 5 PM. Our party of 5 all had different things since the menu is varied in every way, serving Italian as well as ethnic dishes w/traditional sandwiches, club sandwiches, varied pastries and of course the ice cream.

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Thank Mary D
Barranquilla, Colombia
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

These are some of the best ice cream shops in town, and the biggest. Great selection, very good service, usually busy. Like most Barranquilla restaurants there are tables inside and outside.

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Thank Chip W
Rochester, New York
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85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

Heladeria Americana is an old ice cream shop and restaurant located in Barranquilla, Colombia. Heladeria Americana serves all kinds of ice cream, but they are well known for their Frozo Malt and cookies. The Frozo Malt is like a Frosty at Wendy's, but is way better. A red type of syrup is added to the blended ice cream and served... More 

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Thank Matteo A
Woodside, New York
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

Don't forget to order the Frozo Malt! it is probably the signature item from the menu; for some reason it is a classic!

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Thank Bernie R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2014

They have this apparent flagship ice cream call the FrozoMalt. To me its like a Vanilla and Chocolate milkshake thingy with jello. People in Barranquilla really hype this place up but very few people in my family and circle of friends like it. I remember when I tried this thing I bought a chicken sandwhich for my aunt. It was... More 

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Thank Ricardo R
Harrison, New York
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014

Great memories for me. That's were my parents would go on dates to get the famous Frozomal (similar to a milk shake). Now they have it all over town. The original is still downtown. the ice cream is all homemade with local ingredients.

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1 Thank Chalapete
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

The ice cream and frozomalt is truly great, however I've been coming here for over 6 years and they consistently have terrible service. There are usually 2 waiters for the whole restaurant!

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1 Thank TravelingColombians
Brampton, Canada
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

YOU have to go to this icecream place and try their infamous Frozomalt, is just out of this world, delicious taste and I think they keep the recipe as a most keep it secret in the world. Try it.

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Thank rspringer72
Nelson, Canada
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

Firstly, America is not known for its ice cream. They are just using the name to impress. Like a lot of places here use the word gormet. They do not know the meaning of it.

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Thank dnamron41

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrera 43 72, Barranquilla 080020, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Atlantico Department  >  Barranquilla
  • Phone Number: 3686503

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?