Churros in DC/NoVA
anybody know a place to get a good CHURRO ?? thanks!
I swear I had churros and hot chocolate at Rosa Mexicano in Penn Quarter, but they're not on their online menu. Maybe they only have them in the cold weather? I don't get it anyway - they're Mexican, and I thought serving them with chocolate was the Spanish way?
Warning: They have something called a churro at Baja Fresh now. Don't try it.
What I want is the kind you get in Los Angeles, which I assume is at least sort of the Mexican kind. A couple of summers ago, there was, very briefly, what seemed like exactly like an LA churro cart at the zoo. But it disappeared.
I also swear I once read - probably on this board - that some supermarket in Langley Park sells them in the doughnut section.
I've only had churros at Baja Fresh (to fill out the "orders over $5" to get the $2 discount) and they tasted about how they looked - like a cinnamon donut. Not really what I wanted, but they made a reasonable companion with my morning coffee for the next two days. Maybe I liked them better when they were a bit stale? <g>
Shoppers has them in the donut section, too, probably pretty similar to what Baja Fresh has, but maybe better since (at least my local) Shoppers has a fair amount of Latino-style produce and a reasonably sized Latino customer base.
So what constitutes a great, Los Angeles style churro?
I'm pretty sure I saw them at the American Indian Museum Cafeteria, Mitsiam, this weekend. (At least I think that's where I saw them...I know I saw them somewhere recently). They also were serving a Mexican Hot Cocoa...always a nice combo, plus the other food there is great.
The only thing is the menu changes quite regularly from what I can tell.