Churros (n): a sweet Spanish snack consisting of a strip of fried dough dusted with sugar or cinnamon, often dunked in chocolate sauce. Churrerías (n): the place where you can buy an excessive amount of these fried dough pastries, eat like a local, and shamelessly indulge in sugar and carbs. ShBarcelona tells you to take a moment now, wipe the drool from your lips and keyboard (careful!), and learn how to navigate Barcelona in search of authentic, finger-licking-good churros!
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If you are looking for the most authentic churros accompanied by Catalan atmosphere (picture crowds of old ladies with their shopping strollers), this is the place to go. Located in the Raval neighborhood, this place is without a doubt one of the most traditional places in Barcelona. The cafe opened in 1870, and the original design has been preserved ever since then. Claim to fame: Cacaolat, the famous Catalan hot chocolate powder was invented in this very cafe! Carrer Xuclà, 4-6 (Raval) Metro: Sant Antoni
Comaxurros takes churros (in Catalan xurros) to a whole new level. Located in the “zona alta” in Bonanova, you can find some of the most creative and unique fried dough in all of Catalonia. They have experimented and taken churros to new heights, with unconventional flavors such as churrito bravo, which is a twist on the classic dish “patatas bravas”. You can also find churros that taste like a traditional Catalan soup, Salmorejo, with ham, honey and cheese, and of course, with chocolate sauce. Muntaner, 562 (Sant Gervasi) Metro: El Putxet L7
Xurreria el Trebol
For those who suffer from indecisiveness, midnight weekend munchies, or a serious sweet tooth, Xurreria el Trebol is the place to go. This fried-dough haven offers three options: original, cinnamon, and chocolate, all of equal, superior quality. It is open 24 hours on the weekends and has been that way since the 1950s, adjacent to the Paseo de Gràcia. Carrer de Còrsega, 341 Metro: Diagonal
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Xurreria Sagrada Familia
This place has prime real estate being located right next to the magnificent work of art called the Sagrada Familia. This spot is usually filled with tourists due to its proximity to the beautiful cathedral. To me, an ideal day would be touring the church, sitting in the Plaza, and munching on the following five options for churros: original, Frankfurt cream, Nutella, dulce de leche, or nata (cream) and chocolate. Pl. de la Sagrada Família, 26 Metro: Sagrada Familia
Churreria Manuel San Ramon
One of the truest churrerias in Barcelona, this spot is always busy and well worth the wait. There are no fancy recipes and spins on classic dishes. These people know how to make good churros and make them well. The most popular are the chocolate covered churros that save you the trouble of dunking and double-dipping. Carrer dels Banys Nous, 8 Metro: Liceu
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