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Dec 5, 2010 09:25 AM

Churros con Chocolate

Just returned from a trip to Spain where we had churros con chocolate as a treat between meals. Is there a place in San Diego where we can find them?

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  1. I think El Take It Easy does them

    El Take It Easy
    3926 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

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    1. re: DougOLis

      George's does them from time to time...downstairs.

      1. re: DougOLis

        We went there on Saturday - there were too few churros but the chocolate was sensational - thanks. Also had the lamb gazuela and my wife had the squash tostada which were both very good. We will go back.

        1. re: DougOLis

          I've only had churros served with chocolate at two places in San Diego.

          1. One of the restaurants at Legoland. Large, nearly cold, very greasy industrial extrusions with the cinnamon sugar, not even my 4 year old chocoholic daughter liked the chocolate sauce, let alone the churros. I think they were the first churros ever that I haven't finished, and we left a lot. These were worse than the typical industrial churros, I think something went horribly wrong in their preparation.

          2. El Take It Easy: Small, thin, just-made and slightly fragile, with very good, thick dipping sauce on the side. My chocoholic 4 year old daughter consumed all the rest of the chocolate sauce when the churros were gone.

          El Take It Easy
          3926 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

          1. re: The Office Goat

            El Vitral downtown also does churros. Not a happy experience either.

            El Vitral Restaurant
            815 J Ave, San Diego, CA 92118

        2. Like Spain?

          Not a chance. Their churros are totally different than what you would find here.

          Churros here usually are coated with sugar and cinnamon and the chocolate is more like "cocoa" but Mexican style.

          IMO the best would be Mexican Style Churros with Spanish Style Chocolate.

          I've never seen Spanish churros anywhere here in the states. total bummer.


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          1. re: kriot

            i know, i have never had anything in the US like the ones at chocolateria san gines. crispy, not sugared and chocolate so thick you can't see the white of the cup even after you've finished it. sigh.