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fedelst1 Jan 5, 2008 10:19 PM

Has anyone come across any place serving a traditional Spanish style Churros and Chocolate? I am talking thick hot chocolate served with warm fresh churros.

I heard mention that the club Espagnole on St. Laurent serves then on weekend mornings, but have no confirmation of this fact.

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    BLM Jan 6, 2008 03:27 PM

    Don't know how authentic, but Au Pied de Cochon has their maple churros dessert. The Lebanese pastry vendor at the new Jean-Talon Market wing, makes a churros of some kind from what I remember(never been tempted to try it yet). Maybe during the year, at the Spanish festivals around town, their might be a vendor or two that would serve Spanish churros & chocolate.

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      mainsqueeze Jan 8, 2008 08:48 AM

      Those at APDC are not authentic in the least.

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        rcianci Jan 8, 2008 11:06 AM

        Yeah, but after the Café Robidoux, I was too drunk to notice. ;-)

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          mainsqueeze Jan 8, 2008 11:34 AM

          Ahaha. So true. Speaking of which, do you remember which liquers the Robidoux consists of? My boyfriend and I have been having a long-running argument about it. I could swear it's Cognac + Bailey's?

          1. re: mainsqueeze
            SnackHappy Jan 8, 2008 11:40 AM

            It is.

            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/41861...

            You win. I lose.

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              rcianci Jan 8, 2008 11:48 AM

              The time I had it was last August. I ordered it based on yours and SnackHappy's posts from last July. (Thank you, by the way.) They served me a shot of Bailey's and a shot of Cognac.

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        egenni Jan 6, 2008 04:09 PM

        I've gotten churros from La Chapina at 1259 Belanger a few times and I really like them, but I don't think they sell the chocolate you're talking about.

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          foodismyfriend Jan 7, 2008 07:58 AM

          Casa Tapas serves churros with a little pot of melted chocolate for desert (not milky hot chocolate), but they are pretty yummy anyhow. We brought back a little handheld churro maker from Spain on our last visit and haven't used it yet---your post has motivated me!

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            swissfoodie Jan 7, 2008 08:35 AM

            Pintxo had them as a dessert a while back. I don't know if they still do - perhaps a seasonal item.

            1. mainsqueeze Jan 8, 2008 08:56 AM

              The most authentic churros I've had in town were at Tapeo and at Casa Tapas - both were served with dipping chocolate.

              It's been so long since I've been to Casa Tapas that I honestly can't remember if they were great there or not. I figure if they offended me I'd remember.

              The ones at Tapeo were a bit dry, to be honest. I like Tapeo a lot for other things, but the churros were just okay.

              As for south/central american style churros, I love the ones at Churros Montreal (7497 St-Hubert), and the ones they sell at Sabor Latino (on Belanger near St-Denis.)

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                fedelst1 Jan 13, 2008 03:20 PM

                It looks like we are on to something.

                What I am searching for are fresh churros and a thick pot of warm thick chocolate. Traditionally this is served at breakfast, but hey, if i can only get it as a dessert, so be it.

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                  tohtem Jan 14, 2008 05:43 AM

                  Try Churros Montreal on St-Hubert corner Faillon. I don't know about the chocolate, but the churros (caramel, chocolate or plain) are good if you happen to be there when they are just out of the fryer. Pick up a box (10$ a dozen) and make your own chocolate. Call before, opening hours are changing.

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