Editor and Publisher
Southwest Chicago Post
A second anniversary celebration is coming this Saturday,
October 1 at Razpachos, 5611 S. Pulaski. You're invited!
A bright, cheerful, comfortable storefront paletería, Razpachos features unique, custom-made, delicious frozen treats and much more--including no fewer than 40 (yes, 40!) different varieties of paletas (frozen treats on a stick).
Those five treats are Gazpacho Moreliano, yogurt with fresh fruit, strawberries and cream, corn in a cup and la Escamocha.
There also will be music and raffles at the festive celebration of culinary success.
What sets Razpachos apart is its quality, customer service
But really, what's an I.T. guy doing running a paletería?
It has to do with cherished childhood memories.
"All these products we're selling, I remember eating as a kid in Mexico," he recalls.
Bucio grew up (from age 5 to 15) in Morelia, the capital city of Michoacán.
That's the kind of thing that's missing from so many
|Oreo paletas, a customer favorite|
"When I moved to West Elsdon 15 years ago, there was only one place around here, but it was over on Kedzie--and they did a good job," he recalls. "Then in recent years, all these other places started popping up, but they all had one thing in common: they didn't have quality, and they weren't using authentic recipes."
|Lime, a cool treat any time of day or evening|
"So I know I can improve the product, I can improve the taste, I can improve the experience," Bucio adds. "I think that's what helps set us apart from other places. It's not about just going and buying something. You come in here, we'll make it right in front of you, chop the fresh fruit, add fresh cream and so forth. This is an environment where people can sit down, relax and enjoy."
It's also a place for families to make happy memories.
|Razpachos is much more than desserts. Freshly made tortas and more!|
"When we first opened, a couple of our customers were pregnant women with cravings for something sweet," Bucio says. "Well, they had their babies and today, their children come in with them. It is my hope that we'll get to see those little boys and girls grow up here, coming back again and again as they start school. Who knows? Years from now, they could be working here," he adds with a smile.
Offering top quality in everything means that prices at Razpachos are just a little higher than what you will find elsewhere.
|Razpachos even offers freshly-squeezed orange juice!|
Razpachos is open seven days a week, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.--year-round, even on holidays.
Razpachos currently has a staff of seven, and is looking to hire bright, cheerful people.
See you on Saturday?
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