Barcelona Photoblog: The Best Churros in Barcelona - A Short List

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Best Churros in Barcelona - A Short List

Close view of Spanish churros in Barcelona
A close look at some good Barcelona churros

A now for something completely different: Churros!!!

I have been browsing in search for good recipes or the history of churros. According to Wikipedia: 'A churro (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈtʃuro]) is a fried-dough pastry—predominantly choux—based snack' and there are many recipes out there for some exotic and appealing churros.

No, I just wanted to show you this picture to evoke those good memories every citizen in Spain has involving churros or porras which is a bigger, thicker variety made in Madrid.

The experience of waking up early to go and buy churros for a good weekend breakfast is unforgettable. There are street stalls or caravans in Barcelona neighborhoods where they cook homemade churros which you can smell from some blocks away but they are fewer than in the good old times.

And what about those who on their way to bed after a long crazy night grab a bag full of churros to soak them in hot chocolate. That is one of the best remedies in the world for a bad hangover.

Needless to say that there are small traditional places called granjas selling good churros in Barcelona. The best according to many is on carrer Petritxol, near Plaza del Pi in Barri Gotic and is called La Pallaresa.

Here is the short list of best places to have churros in Barcelona recommended by Barcelona Photoblog

  1. La Pallaresa
  2. La Nena
  3. Dulcinea 
  4. Viader 
  5. Xurreria Laietana 
Learn more about historic carrer Petritxol or watch for churros at La Pallaresa in the next post.


  1. Mmmmm, yes! La Pallaresa is a lovely place for a chocaholic! I am quite fond of their suissos, as well. :)

  2. You bet!. I had one of those for breakfast and didn't eat anything else till supper. Yes, the "suisso" was great. Also ensaimada is good. Thanks!

  3. Anonymous11:16 AM

    Dan ganas de pegarlos un bocao, :-)

  4. How fun! I remember being surprised at how small these were in comparison to the churros available here, which are straight and much larger, which I see you've referred to as "porras."

  5. Anonymous6:34 PM

    I remember my dad making them every time it snowed. Yum!


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