Mexican juice and yogurt bar
4640 Cleveland Ave.
Bionicos de Grullo is a juice bar run by Yaneth Martinez. She’s the sister of Jorge and Oscar Martinez, owners of the popular taco truck Taqueria Jalisco – which not coincidentally is parked in the Bionicos de Grullo parking lot. If you like taco trucks (and theirs is a good one!) but aren’t a fan of sitting outside in the heat in the summer, this is worth noting.
‘Bionicos’ are fruit salad and yogurt sundaes that you can customize with a choice of toppings like granola, nuts, dried fruit, candy, and chocolate chips. El Grullo is a town in Jalisco.
As well as the bionicos, Yaneth offers freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices: beet, carrot, orange, celery and grapefruit, and you can order them straight or as combinations. She also served coffee, agua frescas like horchata (rice water) and jamaica (hibiscus water), and licuados, which are a smoothie milkshake hybrid. One of the specialty drinks is a non-alcoholic sweet and thick pina colada.
Unsurprisingly, the reasonably sizable juice bar also acts as a seating area for Taqueria Jalisco patrons. You can place your order at the truck and they’ll call inside to let you know when it’s ready. And if you want something to snack on while you wait, Bionicos has are duros – deep fried pasta chips which you can eat with hot sauce.
Ask for the orange/peach/mango smoothie, without sugar. Literally the best smoothie I’ve ever had! They use fresh-squeezed orange juice, so good.
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