With extreme popularity in Spain, Portugal, France and the Philippines, the churro is a dessert that’s enjoyed around the world! Associated with days-gone-by at the county fair, churros have gained popularity around the United States and we’ve compiled a list of San Diego’s best churro dishes to satisfy your fix for this doughy treat all-year-round.
Brian’s 24 is rolling out some brand new dishes and with them comes a delicious churro-inspired creation presented in an unlikely presentation….Tot Churros! These crispy tots are tossed in cinnamon and sugar and topped with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. The best part? Brian’s 24 is opened 24-7 to feed your churro cravings anytime of night or day.
Now you can satisfy your churro cravings north-of-the-border at The Taco Stand. Head to their La Jolla, downtown or Encinitas location and bite into their crisp Hot Churros. Each order comes with three churros that are traditionally prepared with south-of-the-border techniques, made-fresh daily.
Start your day with an energy-boosting breakfast at North Park or Liberty Station’s Breakfast Republic. Known for their crazy takes on American classics, their Churro Pancakes do not disappoint! Grab an order and dive into the soft cakes filled with cinnamon sugar. Pair the sugary stacks with a Salted Caramel or Oreo Cookie latte to complete your Breakfast Republic experience.
Looking for a twist on the original churro recipe? Pacific Beach Shore Club has you covered with their Churro Chips dessert! These deep fried, house-made chips are drizzled with white and dark chocolate sauces and covered in cinnamon sugar for that same churro flavor we know and love. Not to mention, the dish can easily be shared while taking in the views of the ocean on their outside deck.
Renowned Baja Restaurateur Javier Plascencia merges the finest ingredients from San Diego and Mexico to bring his Baja Med Haute Cuisine to the U.S. at Romesco Mexiterranean Bistro. This includes their house-made Tijuana’s Border Churros! Accompanied with dulce de leche dip, vanilla ice cream and Ibarra Mexican Hot Chocolate, this dish will take you on a flavor trip through Baja.
Whether it’s the crunch, sugar coating or soft inside, churros are making a comeback as a popular treat in different ways! Head to these San Diego hotspots for the best around town.