Jungle Fruit Raspados Now Open in Rancho Sahuarita!

Jungle Fruit Raspados is now open for business in the Rancho Sahuarita Marketplace. The new business, co-owned by Lourdes Angelica Perez and Yasmin Renova, held an official grand opening on Sunday, May 5th – just in time for Cinco de Mayo.

The menu includes everything from a variety of refreshing Aguas Frescas, to savory raspados along with prepared chips of guests’ choice.

Lourdes Angelica Perez, who is happily married and has 3 children, shared that after being a stay-at-home wife and mother for 7 years, had a dream of “bringing the jungle to the desert”. She shared that she has always had a love of fruits and vegetables since she was a child – and that “the smell of cut cucumber and the sweet scent of watermelon on a hot day is awesome to [her].

After speaking with friend and fellow wife and mother, Yasmin Renova, and others, the two saw a great opportunity to open a raspados shop for those who live in Sahuarita. After connecting with and feeling a sense of support from others in the community, Perez said the idea for Jungle Fruit Raspados was born.

Renova shared that “Our raspados shop will be the very first establishment of its kind in the area. Our goal is to ” Bring the Jungle to the Desert” and create a fun and tasty environment where everyone in the Sahuarita community can enjoy delicious treats without having to travel far. We hope to build great relationships with the members of the Sahuarita community and hope to gain the trust and respect of our fellow future guests. Angelica and I are super excited and anxious to embark on this adventure of our new woman-owned business, and cannot wait to see how the members react to our fun and tasty flavors!

Jungle Fruit Raspados is now open and serving guests 7 days per week; Monday – Friday from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.