A Guide To The Best Churros In Madrid
Madrid is the churro capital of the world, and any visit here must include indulging in some fresh crispy-hot churros lightly dusted with sugar and dipped a sinfully delicious thick hot chocolate. Drooling already? Yeah, me too. With a different kind of churrería on every corner, get ready to be completely spoilt for choice! Here are some of my top picks to help you out.
Chocolatería San Ginés
Pasadizo de San Ginés, 5, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Open since 1894, Chocolatería San Ginés is the city’s oldest and most iconic churrería. Locals and visitors alike, line up down the street to get a taste of this classic establishment’s famous churros and rich chocolate! Extremely popular, for all the right reasons. Don’t believe me? Check out their walls plastered with photos of the rich and famous enjoying their iconic churros!
Calle del Postigo de San Martín, 7, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Valor is Spain’s equivalent of Hershey’s, so you can’t go wrong with a visit here. Make sure you try a mug of Valor hot chocolate along with their homemade churros!
PS – you will have have the mammoth task of having to pick, amongst the 60 variations of churros available here!
Churreria Siglo XIX
Av. de la Albufera, 270, 28018 Madrid, Spain
A modern and bright café that not only specialises in making churros and porras (fat, spongey churros), but also serves pastries, toast, freshly squeezed orange juice and coffee. A great place to start your day with a sumptuous breakfast and some binge-worthy churros!
La Antigua Churrería
Calle del Conde de Peñalver, 32, 28006 Madrid, Spain
Dating back to 1913, La Antigua Churrería’s speciality is their churros filled with cream, chocolate or dulce de leche – a caramelised milk syrup. An incredible variation of the traditional churro that you shouldn’t miss out on!
Los Artesanos 1902
Calle de San Martín, 2, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Chocolatería Los Artesanos gives you the unique experience of watching the churro artists at work. Another reason this place is a must-visit is the fact that they offer both milk and dark chocolate for dipping, hot liquor chocolate, AND vegan options as well. Don’t forget to pick up some of their home-made chocolate bars for the folks back home!
So next time you’re craving a churro in Madrid, you know where to go. Make sure you grab some to-go as well!
Roshini lives and breathes travel. She believes that the road less travelled is always the most interesting, and seeks out experiences and sights that are off the usual tourist-maps. For her, travel is not about collecting stamps on a passport, but about collecting memories and inspiration that lasts way beyond the journey itself.