Where to buy churros in Madrid

Churros and hot chocolate

What are churros?

Churro is the name of a Spanish pastry. It consist of a deep-fried dough stick sprinkle with sugar. They are mainly eaten for breakfast or as an afternoon snack dipped in hot chocolate. Instead of churros, also you can have porras –a thicker churro sometimes stuffed with chocolate, caramel or cream.

stuffed porras

How to make churros at home?

Churros preparation is really easy. The recipe includes water, flower and salt. Once you have the dough you need to pipe it from a churrera –a gadget that pipes de dough through a star-shape nozzle- a fried them until they are golden colored. Take the churros out of the oil and spinkle them with sugar.

Finding a churrera or churro maker is really easy. They are sold in supermarkets and specialized stores. Also, you can buy frozen churros and just bake them. People suffering from coeliac disease or gluten intolerants can prepare the dough with gluten-free flower, just like pancakes.

Porras and Hot chocolate

How to prepare Spanish Hot Chocolate?

Spanish hot chocolate is not a cocoa; it is more like a chocolate sauce. Spanish hot chocolate should be thick in order to stick in the churro surface. Just mix high quality chocolate pieces with milk in a sauce pan. Heated and mixed until the ingredients blend smoothly. Then add a small amount of corn starch or corn flower dissolved into a couple tablespoons of water. Once the corn starch is mix with the hot chocolate turn of the heat and stir continuously avoiding lumps.

Couple eating chocolate con churros in Plaza Mayor

Where to buy churros in Madrid?

Churros are sold in street vendors called churrerias. They usually fried them in the moment being the best place to buy churros in the city. Most of the cafes and bars in Madrid buy fresh churros every day in order to offer them in their breakfast menu. Since, churros should be eaten fresh most of this cafes run out of churros in the morning and do not offer them in the afternoon.

There are certain cafes in Madrid specialized in churros and porras with chocolate. Here are the best places to eat and buy churros in Madrid:

Chocolatería San Ginés

Chocolatería San Ginés is the most famous place in the city to eat churros.  The place is really legendary; it is open since 1890. Its decoration is simple and traditional, but really cozy. This is the perfect place to enjoy Madrid in a rainy day. Even dough this a Madrid emblematic place, the brand just open a new store in Shanghai. They are also in Colombia and Japan.

Address

Pasadizo de San Ginés, 5. 28013, Madrid.

Opening Hours

Open 24 hours every day of the year.

Getting Here

They are located in a small street nearby Puerta del Sol.

Chocolatería Valor

Chocolatería Valor is also a typical place to eat churros. They are specialized in chocolate products, so make sure you accompany your churros with some of it. There are several Chocolate Valor stores in Madrid, but the most famous one is in the number 7 of San Martin Street.

La Antigua Churrería

La Antigua Churrería is popular for its cheap prices. This brand has four stores in Madrid: 190 Bravo Murillo Street, 32 Conde Peñalver Street, 52 Madrid Street and one in Getafe. They open the first store in 1913 and since that moment on this has been a familiar business. They are proud to offer a quality product for a very reasonable price.

Churrerías siglo XIX

La Antigua Churrería is popular for its cheap prices. This brand has four stores in Madrid: 190 Bravo Murillo Street, 32 Conde Peñalver Street, 52 Madrid Street and one in Getafe. They open the first store in 1913 and since that moment on this has been a familiar business. They are proud to offer a quality product for a very reasonable price.