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I'm searching for churros in Montreal. I've found a few places that offer them so far — Che Churro, Sabor Latino, Churros Montreal. Anyone else got some tips on where to find 'em? Thanks!

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  1. The middle-eastern dessert place at Marché Jean-Talon have some, never tried it.

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    1. re: Maximilien

      I'm pretty certain the ones at Ryad are from Churros Montreal. The ones at Libreria Espanola probably come from either Churros Montreal or Sabor Latino. Either way, they are pretty much the same.

      For Spanish churros you can try Tapeo or Casa Tapas.

      1. re: SnackHappy

        What's the difference between Spanish and traditional/Mexican churros?

        1. re: lindeman

          I've never had churros in Mexico, but from what I understand the Mexican churros are bigger and not as crispy. They are often covered with cinnamon sugar which you would not see in Spain. Mexican churros also are often stuffed with jam, chocolate, or dulce de leche. Stuffed churros are rather rare in Spain.

          I don't know how comparable the churros in Montreal are to Mexican churros since the places that make them are all Central or South American.

          1. re: SnackHappy

            SnackHappy has it. When I crave a churro, I crave the kind my grandmother makes, the Mexican kind. Of course, Puerto Rico-born Atlanta chef Hector Santiago used to offer the kind filled with dulce le leche at his restaurant so those were really really good, too.

            Again. I should probably make churros.

            1. re: SnackHappy

              I'll let you know. I'm about to go on an investigative churro quest.

        2. re: Maximilien

          Those churros were made of sad. My husband and I were so disappointed. They didn't taste very fresh and the flavor fell flat.

          Now I feel I must go make churros.

          1. re: Peaches to Poutine

            I noticed Libreria Espanola has a churro maker for $20. I'll definitely eat $20 worth of churros in a lifetime, so it may be a worthwhile investment!

        3. I think El Rey del Taco in the Jean Talon Market has some. I've never tried them though.

          1. I frequently pass a churros place on Somerled while taking the 51. I never bothered to stop but i'm curious

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            1. re: catroast

              I called that place (Che Churros) -- they basically only make churros and empanadas. Churros are $1 plain/$1.25 filled.

              1. re: lindeman

                sweeet

                the best chrruos that i've ever had was at a cart in a large park in Porto Alegre Brazil

                1. re: lindeman

                  The Che Churros churros are delicious. Their empanadas are good too. They also have a few shelves of different grocery items from across Latin America, and a few tables and chairs. The staff is super friendly.

                  http://www.chechurro.com/

              2. it's hard to beat a freshly-made one from sabor latino. filled with dulce de leche, but not too much... crispy, warm, and just a light coating of sugar. a-mazing.

                1. The best Churros (xurros) I have had in Montreal outside of Valencia are at Casa Tapas on Rachel street.

                  1. The one on Somerled is good if you are in the area. Haven't tried any of the other ones, save the place in JT Market that used to be where the Middle Eastern place is now.

                    1. Just noticed today what the point of this thread was:

                      http://cultmontreal.com/2013/01/heave...

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                      1. re: SnackHappy

                        Just an FYI to the OP:

                        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/3676...

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