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Churros - homemade/freshly made?

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ers258 Apr 7, 2006 04:39 PM

I went to a place in Commerce (Lucero's Bakery on Gage, just west of Garfield) where a small shop sold Mexican breads and churros. The churros are quite good (meaning, that they are worth a stop/slight detour, but not a drive across LA or special quest... though they have no relation to churros found at amusement parks, county fairs or movie theaters.) But I wonder if anyone knows of an excellent churro place. Are there any Spanish cafes that make churros con chocolate? Or special bakeries in East LA?

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    chica Apr 8, 2006 07:14 PM

    Literati II on Wilshire offers a delicious dessert of churros with hot chocolate dipping sauce.

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      j~ Apr 8, 2006 08:13 PM

      Cobras & Matadors offers the same, but I think I found the chocolate not bitter enough to balance the cinnamon-sugary churros.

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        mstrimel Jul 1, 2006 01:33 PM

        On your rec. I drove 15 miles out of my way for Literati's churros and it was so worth it! Oh, the joys of traveling alone. I arrived way underdressed for Literati II, so I sat down at the cafe (Literati I) and walked next door to order my carry out churro fix. The waitress actually volunteered to walk them next door for me when they were ready! I was so tickled. And the cafe was nice ... bright and cheerful with quick-service entrees and good espresso.

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