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Churros con Chocolate

berliz Dec 5, 2010 09:25 AM

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?

  1. k
    kriot Dec 8, 2010 12:49 AM

    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
      tastycakes Dec 10, 2010 10:22 AM

      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.

    2. d
      DougOLis Dec 7, 2010 04:38 PM

      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
        foodiechick Dec 7, 2010 08:13 PM

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

        1. re: DougOLis
          berliz Dec 13, 2010 05:17 PM

          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
            The Office Goat Dec 14, 2010 07:44 AM

            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
              DiningDiva Dec 14, 2010 09:14 AM

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

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

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