“Churros con Chocolate” in Barcelona

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Churros con Chocolate en Barcelona

“Churros con Chocolate” in Barcelona

When visiting Barcelona, it is compulsory to try churros con chocolate at least once, especially during winter. You may wonder: “What on earth are churros, and why is it written on every café front window in town?” Don’t worry, we will tell you everything you need to know about churros.

First of all, churros are fried-dough pastries dusted with sugar. In theory, you can say “one churro” but it wouldn’t make much sense since it is quite addictive and you can’t restrain yourself from eating more when you have tasted one.

Churros con chocolate simply means that these fried-dough pastries called churros will be dunked in thick chocolate. It is purely delicious, and to be honest not very diet-conscious, but you have plenty of time before next summer to take care of your figure.

Churros con Chocolate in Barcelona

Second, the reason why you see signs advertising churros con chocolate everywhere in Barcelona is because it is part of the typical Spanish gastronomy, very commonly eaten during winter months.

Now that you know what we are talking about, and as there is a café offering churros con chocolate every few meters in the streets, which can be confusing, here is a selection of places offering very good versions of this pastry.

Granja La Pallaresa

Granja La Pallaresa

Located in the gothic quarter in Carrer de Petritxol, near the metro station called Liceu, Granja La Pallaresa is a traditional and welcoming small cafeteria. Created in 1947, it offers a big range of home-made products such as Catalan cream, egg custard, and of course melted chocolate.

La Xocolateria by Oriol Balaguer

La Xocolateria - Oriol Balagder

Oriol Balaguer is a very renowned pastry chef who won many prizes related to pastry such as the prize for Spanish Best Butter Croissant Maker in 2014, Spanish Best Pastry Chef in 2008, or Madrid’s Best Gastronomic Shop in 2008 among others. His Xocolateria is located in Carrer de la Fusina, near the chocolate museum and the metro station Jaume I.

Churrería Laietana

Churrería Laietana

Located in Via Laietana near the metro station Urquinaona, the Churrería Laietana is a small café offering different kinds of high quality churros for a very low price, all in a friendly and pleasant atmosphere. According to its regular customers, it is the best place to eat churros con chocolate not only in Barcelona but in the whole country!

Xurreria Dels Banys Nous

Xurreria Dels Banys Nous

Located in Carrer dels Banys Nous, near the metro station Liceu, the Xurreria dels Banys Nous only proposes churros to take away. For a very reasonable price, they will give you a cone full of these delicious pastries. The front window may not seem very appealing, but there is a reason why there is always many people queueing in front of it.

Don’t leave Barcelona before trying these delicious pastries, it might change your life!


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