Churros are a staple of Madrid’s after-hours nightlife and a definite must-have for Madrid’s fiesta-goers during the wee hours. For non-nocturnal Madrileños, churroswith a cup of steaming hot, thick chocolate are a common afternoon snack.
Long thin fingers of fried dough with distinctive ridges, they are crispy on the outside and spongey in the middle. Churros are best eaten hot, straight from the fryer and dipped in a cup of thick hot chocolate. Hot chocolate in Spain is different from the warming drink you may be used to; here it’s as thick as custard or pudding and needs to be eaten with a spoon.