Want to visit Madrid, Spain without the price point? Now it’s totally possible with this brand new churro and chocolate stand that’s hit the Stanley Marketplace in Aurora, CO.
For fans of churros, we’d like to give you a little heads up prior to trying Churrería de Madrid. These churros are not like the sugary, cinnamon-y churros that you might be used to having, which are the Mexican version. Spanish churros are crispy, slightly salty, with no added cinnamon unless you ask for it. The sweetness comes from the cup of rich, warm chocolate that you’re supposed to dip the churros in. In Spain, they’re also eaten for breakfast most often, but can still be enjoyed anytime of the day.
History of the Churro
The history of the churro is a little muddled, but there are potentially two origins: The Portuguese either brought back the Chinese pastry, youtiao, to Iberia where it became the Spanish version that we say today, or Spanish shepherds who fried a dough that eventually became the churro that we know today. As for the chocolate, Spain brought back cacao after their expeditions in South America and sweetened it with cane sugar to make the sweet chocolate for dipping that we know today.
Churrería de Madrid comes from Spanish native, Chef Jose Manuel Marquez, who wanted to bring a little piece of home into Aurora, and was able to do so when the stall’s original occupant, a donut shop closed. The menu, filled with typical assortments of churros with chocolate is affordable A single churro is .85 cents and the traditional chocolate sauce is $4. For both combined, it’s $8.
They also do stuffed churros with dulce de leche and for fans of savory, patatas bravas are on the menu, which come with a choice of sauce like spicy brava sauce and basque beer cheese.
Where: 2501 Dallas St. Aurora, CO 80020