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Summary

El Oasis is a traditional Mexican ice cream shop with unique flavors like Mango, Guava, Tequila, Corn, Avocado, Spicy mango, and many more. It also offers freshly-made fruit juices, yogurt, tortas and many more Mexican goodies.

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Their Story

El Oasis is a paradise of Mexican delights in the middle of the Illinois cornfields.

The owner, Mauricio, used to drive up to Chicago to get Chamoyada and Mexican ice cream because he couldn’t get them around here. Mauricio grew up in Mexico where people put chili powder and lime on just about everything – sweet American ice cream just wasn’t the same. So a year and a half ago, he and his girlfriend decided to open their own Mexican ice cream joint in Champaign to fill the void.

Unlike “American” ice cream, traditional Mexican ice cream (nieve) is water-based, has less sugar and comes in unique flavors like tequila, corn, pine nut, pistachio, spicy mango and mamey (a tropical fruit). El Oasis also serves a variety of milk-based ice creams, “helado,” as well as “paletas,” colorful Mexican ice cream bars in flavors like mamey, taramind, pine nut, tequila, kiwi, strawberry and many more.

Mauricio has no plans of closing down for the winter; in addition to their cold treats, El Oasis has tortas, sweet rice, hot chocolate, tamales and crepes. With its bright yellow walls, tropical décor and exotic delights, the place truly is an oasis from the bitter Midwestern cold.

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Good to Know

  • Occasions and Setting:


    Quick Takeout Dessert Charming Casual
  • Price Range (Entree):

    $3.00 - $9.00
  • Parking:

    Parking lot
  • Payments:

    Mastercard, Visa, Discover, Amex
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  • I love the water-based ice-creams. They are so unique, and I like that you can get ones that pack a little spicy punch!

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  • I've been searching Champaign for paletas for four years now so I was thrilled to find El Oasis! Great selection, very authentic and delicious.

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  • Wow. Didn't know what to expect before going in, but the Mexican ice cream was quite fantastic. Going back to try other items soon.

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Hours

Monday - Saturday
11:30am - 9:00pm
Sunday
12:00pm - 9:00pm
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El Oasis

Profile map address icon 11f0cd8aebea22e6f57dcb7b0690cddd49ebcf99c3db82a221d0a2bbc49f9202 510 N. Cunningham
Urbana, IL 61802

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