A Taste Of LA: Churros Calientes
Yesterday Cathy posted her incredible churros con chocolate cupcake recipe. Well folks, the first step is admittance. We admit our addiction, and it’s time to introduce our churros joint to the world. Meet Churros Calientes. (By the way, Cathy may be the Duchess, but I’m close behind! It’s an ongoing competition). Our friend Marta found this gem of a hole-in-the-wall while driving on Santa Monica Blvd, which serves up hot, organic Spanish-style churros and thick, creamy Spanish hot chocolate, just like in Spain! It’s a tiny cafe that blasts flamenco music, has bar seating with a few small tables and a European feel that is so rare to find in Los Angeles. The staff is so friendly and chatty (the only non-European aspect of this place), and Marta has celebrity-status here, and gets free hot chocolate from the owner.
These churros are seriously OUT of this WORLD, by far the best I’ve had in the states, and well-worth the calories in my opinion! This cafe is also dedicated to sourcing organic, natural ingredients, which is always a plus in my book :). The actual meals are also really good, but we don’t end up ordering it too often because we usually come just for the churros! Long story short, if you live in LA or are visiting, this place cannot be missed.
11521 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025
What to Order:
Churros: Churros Largos con Chocolate (better than the stuffed Churro Grande because there is more crunch), and if you want toppings, go for the Dulce de Leche, Cream Cheese-Guava; or if you’re feeling over-indulgent “The Cathy” : Nutella and Dulce de Leche!
Savory: Chicken Soup, Filet Mignon Panini, Salmon Panini
Drink: Chocolate Caliente, Cafe Mocha, Beet-Carrot-Orange Juice
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