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By Toni DeRosa
Wasco Tribune 

A Delicias new shop


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4. The family, from left: mother Fabiana Garcia, cousin Stephanie Gonzalez, sister Lizbeth Garcia, father Miguel Garcia, and sisters Brianda Garcia and Alexis Garcia. Bother Miguel Garcia was not at the shop for the picture.

A new business has opened in Wasco, and it's a family affair.

When the Garcia family, originally from Sinaloa, Mexico, decided to come to California, they all wanted the same thing – the American dream, to own their own business. So everyone pitched in, pooling all their money, sharing the workload and renting the space for Delicias Sinaloenses Ice Cream Shop, 2330 Highway 46.

"Our whole life, our parents have worked for minimum wage," Garcia said. "My parents wanted to see if they could start a family business."

Garcia mentioned that her father owns his own tile and stone business, but helps out in the shop on his day off.

This is not your ordinary ice cream shop. They have a variety of items on their menu to choose from, with their mother the creative force behind the food they serve.

Some of the items on their menu include an ice cream waffle cup ($6), a banana split ($6.75), raspados ($4.00) or fresh waters ($2 to $4). Raspados are real fruit drinks in various flavors, such as pineapple, lime or mango.

They also offer shrimp hot dogs, tortas, nachos (steak or plain) and many other Mexican dishes. Another item they offer is shrimp cocktail ($14).

Their specialty is tortas. "Most people who come in and order a torta, come back for more because they liked it so much," Garcia added.

Unsurprisingly, there is a large ice cream selection, as well as homemade ice cream bars, chocolate covered bananas and chocolate covered bars. They also have a large selection of soft drinks.

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Just a portion of one of the colorful menus on the wall at the ice cream shop.

The shop, located next door to Pizza Hut, has been completely renovated and sports a bright pink neon sign above the entrance. They are open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

"My parents, sisters, cousins all come in and help out when we need them," Garcia said.

This isn't your normal fast-food restaurant. Everything is made with the freshest ingredients, and guests are greeted warmly as soon as they walk through the door.

"We knew where we were going to put everything," Garcia said. "We all worked on the remodeling together and placed everything where we felt it should go."

There is enough space to hold a child's birthday party at Delicias Sinaloenses.

The phone number for the ice cream shop is 661-567-3544.


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