Food & Beverage

The Oxnard Cafe You Need to Visit Next!

Xielo Artisan Desserts is a dessert shop located in downtown Oxnard, CA that specializes in authentic Mexican pastries, crepes, and raspados (shaved ice). Xielo is a MUST-TRY for anyone with a sweet tooth. If you’ve been looking for heavenly desserts… look no further!

I took my first trip to Xielo on a weekday afternoon and was greeted with a line of people out the door, a telltale sign of good food, if you ask me! The line moved quickly, and I was soon able to step inside to admire the cozy cafe. The cafe was charming with a brick wall on one end and a large image of the Guadalajara Cathedral on the other end. There were glass cases on the counters that displayed a variety of pastries that looked so delicious I wanted to taste each one!

The staff member taking my order was polite and patiently answered my questions. I decided on the Nutella crepe and took home a variety of pastries for my family including guava empanadas, an apple bar, a slice of pastel de requeson (cottage cheese cake), and of milhojas (puff pastry) cake.

The crepe was made in front of me and my order was ready quickly. I was pleasantly surprised by every bite I took of the crepe which was filled with strawberries, bananas, xielo cream, and Nutella. It was lightly dusted with powdered sugar. The crepe was soft and had the perfect amount of fruit. It wasn’t overly sweet; every bite was truly heavenly. 

Crepe wth strawberries, banana, and nutella

My family also enjoyed their desserts, and I am already planning my next trip to Xielo. There are a ton of other items on their menu that I’m excited to try, such as jericallas (Mexican custard dessert), estrellitas (star cookies), and savory crepes. For you coffee-lovers out there, Xielo also has traditional Mexican cafe de olla. I, for one, am especially excited to visit on a warmer day to try out their raspados.

Don’t hesitate to stop by Xielo Artisan Desserts the next time you’re craving something sweet. Grab one of your favorite Mexican treats or try out something new— you won’t be disappointed!

By Marlene Carvajal

Marlene Carvajal is a creative individual with strong interpersonal skills. As a Ventura College student pursuing an Associate’s degree in Social Media Marketing, she is eager to learn and gain experience in the field of digital marketing. Marlene has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a minor in Chicana/o Studies from California State University, Fullerton. She is an adult education computer teacher and a content creator who loves supporting others in reaching their personal and professional goals.

You can often find Marlene working on a creative project— whether that be photography, writing, or crafting. In her spare time she loves listening to personal development podcasts and eating all types of desserts.

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