The Best Churros in Madrid

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The Best Churros in Madrid

The churro is a fried pastry popular in Spain, primarily in Madrid. There are two types of churros: one which is thin (and sometimes knotted) and the other which is thick known as the porra. They are both normally eaten for breakfast or as a merienda dipped in thick, dark, hot chocolate or a café con leche. There are so many locations that sell this popular treat, but we’ve narrowed them down to these top 5 churrerias in the city:

  1. San Ginés (Pasadizo de San Ginés, 5. Metro: Sol) – Opened since 1894, this is probably the most authentic and traditional place to eat a churro, especially for the all-nighters in search of an early breakfast before catching the metro back home. Due to its popularity, expect a long wait for a table.
  2. Chocolatería Valor (Calle de Póstigo de San Martin, 7. Metro: Callao) – This famous Spanish chocolate maker (think the Hersey’s of Spain) has been in business since 1881. It’s got an intensive chocolate menu, making it sometimes indecisive to choose. Another popular local with a long wait during the cold season.
  3. Chocolatería Muñiz (Calle de Calatrava, 3. Metro: Puerta Toledo) – Matias has been hand making the churros and porras to its loyal clients since 1942. A popular stop for shoppers in El Rastro on Sunday mornings.
  4. La Antigua Churreria (Calle de Bravo Murillo, 190. Metro: Estrecho) – Inaugurated in 1914, its 4th generation keeps pumping out their churros made from the same original recipe, like their great-grandfather did so many year ago.
  5. Chocolate Bar (Calle de Santa María 30. Metro: Anton Martin) – This small corner bar not only specializes in their churros y porras but they also specialize in a variety of different chocolates (tropical with rum) and cafés like the Big Blue with coffee liquor.

 

The Best Churros in Madrid