The Quintessential Spanish Dessert
One of Spain's tastiest treats is without a doubt Churros con chocolate. Do you know what they're all about? A mug of thick hot chocolate is accompanied by a pile of churros, a type of fried-dough snack.
Churros con chocolate are a favorite treat for Spaniards young and old, and have been since the 19th century. In addition to their delightful crispy crunch, churros generally have a ridged surface, as they are piped out of a "churrera", a kind of syringe with prism-shaped nozzle. They come in straight, curled or spiral form.
Sold by the half-dozen or dozen, people generally eat them for breakfast. They're also commonly sold by street vendors during festivals and fairs, where they are fried on the spot and served up hot and sprinkled with sugar.
Best Places for Churros con Chocolate
Let us show you some of the top spots for churros in Spain. At these churrerías, you'll be able to try the classic churros con chocolate. If you are passing through Madrid or Barcelona, go ahead and stop by.
Churros in Madrid
Chocolatería San Ginés is a popular establishment that has been serving churros near Puerta del Sol since 1894. It is open 24/7 and it became so popular that nowadays the brand has a shop in China.
Churros in Barcelona
The two most iconic establishments in Barcelona serving up steaming mugs of hot chocolate and ridged, crispy churros are both located on Calle Petrixol - Dulcinea and Pallaresa - and we recommend paying them a visit!
In other cities too, there are a number of Churrerías where you can enjoy fresh churros and chocolate all day, as well as many bars where you'll need to get in first thing if you don't want to miss out on this delicious Spanish delicacy!