Exquisito, a small Mexican dessert place in Santa Ana with a 4.0-star rating on Yelp. They serve a variety of desserts ranging from spicy to sweet. They are mostly known for their Esquite, corn with Hot Cheeto crumbs served in a cup or on a stick. Once you step in this small dessert shop, you get the feeling that you have entered a friendly environment. The staff is very friendly and they will answer the questions of their clients with patience and understanding.
I ordered a banana split with no chocolate ice cream and no chocolate syrup. It was about a 15-minute wait for me to get my dessert. This wait was due to the fact that they were understaffed. There were only two employees working at the moment, one was taking people’s order and the other one was making the desserts. It was a reasonable time to wait considering there were only two employees at the moment.
When my family and I received our desserts, mine looked pleasing, and it was satisfied my sweet tooth. My mom got a concha, a Mexican sweet bread, cut in half with a vanilla ice cream scoop in between and drizzled with caramel. The next dessert on my table was a Mangoniada and corn with Hot Cheeto crumbs on top. At my table we had a variety of flavors ranging from sweet, sour, and spicy desserts. It was a friendly environment that demonstrated the genuine attitude of the Latino/Hispanic culture. Exquisito has an open environment where the customers can speak to the staff easily and are able to ask anybody for recommendations. This experience with amazing desserts and a friendly environment at a cheap price is very possible at Exquisito. All dessert prices average from $4.25 to $7.00. It has something for everybody to enjoy. Making it a lot easier to pick the perfect dessert for you. This place is a B+ for dessert places in my opinion. It is located at 2509 W McFadden Ave b, Santa Ana, CA 92704.
Reporter: Jennifer Neri