We don’t know why we had to wait so long for churros to invade Manila, but we’re glad that many places are now serving this scrumptious dessert! Here are 10 places around the city where you can get your fill of droolworthy churros.
Churreria La Lola
With 10 branches across the city, La Lola is undoubtedly the most popular joint for authentic, Instagram-worthy churros. If you see two bearded Spanish dudes hanging around any of the outlets, they’re probably La Lola’s owners, Sergi and Dani, checking up on operations. Tip: Not up for a sweet treat? Try La Lola’s savory churro, the Cerrito Caliente — chistorra sausage on a bed of caramelized onion and xuxo.
2/F Mega Atrium, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong; +63 917 270 0781; ph.phonebooky.com/churreria-la-lola-sm-megamall
Don’s Original Spanish Churros
Of course, the south has it all. This specialty stall whips up traditional, piping hot churros fresh from the fryer, served with a dollop of melted hot chocolate.
The Pergola Mall, Aguirre Ave, BF Homes, Parañaque; +63 977 431 4914; ph.phonebooky.com/don-s-original-spanish-churros-pergola-mall
Cajita is located at the Box Park food park along Congressional. It specializes in deep fried churros with a unique twist: cream cheese dips! Simply delish.
Box Park, 73 Block 2 Lot 28 Congressional Ave, Tandang Sora, Quezon City; +63 2 361 7969; ph.phonebooky.com/cajita-congressional
This quaint restaurant serves up affordable Spanish fare. We like how the churros here, which are served with traditional hot chocolate sauce, are so very light and airy.
122 Maginhawa St, Quezon City; +63 2 436 5539; ph.phonebooky.com/sancho-churreria-manila-maginhawa-street
Rambla is one of our go-to restaurants for Spanish-Mediterranean specialties. Aside from classic churros, it also offers unique renditions like white chocochurros with matcha ice cream and flavored churro buns.
G/F Joya Building, Rockwell, Makati City; +63 2 823 6468; ph.phonebooky.com/rambla-rockwell
Xocolat dishes out an array of predominantly chocolate-flavored desserts and savory dishes (think white chocolate in your chicken ala kiev!) One of its bestselling desserts is its Churros con Xocolat.
172 B. Gonzales St, Loyola Heights, Quezon City; +63 2 929 4186; ph.phonebooky.com/xocolat-loyola-heights
The classic churros here stole our young hearts way back in the 90s, and are still one of our favorite versions of the Spanish confection today. The functional takeaway packaging is especially handy!
G/F Greenbelt 1, Greenbelt Dr, Ayala Center, Makati City; +63 2 817 7074; ph.phonebooky.com/dulcinea-greenbelt-1
Burger Pub may specialize in burgers, but its churros are unexpectedly good, too — they’re served up with two mouthwatering dips, traditional chocolate and melted butterscotch.
The Grove by Rockwell, near Ortigas Ave, Unit 101 117E Rodriguez Jr Ave, C5, Pasig City; +63 2 966 4353; ph.phonebooky.com/burger-pub-the-grove
This new kid on the block is located at hip foodie destination F7 building. Its churro variants include classic sugared churros, oreo churros, and bacon churros. Then there are also more hybrid creations like churro ala mode, churro cheesecake, churro ice cream bowl and churro ice cream sandwich. Top marks for creativity!
F7 Rallos, Scout Rallos St corner Tomas Morato, Quezon City; +63 917 855 6979; ph.phonebooky.com/mr-churros-tomas-morato
Probably the newest churro joint in Metro Manila. This southern find is currently on everyone’s must-try list, thanks to its array of churro offerings — from classic churros dipped in different sauces, to unique flavors like chocolate churros with chilli mousse.
G/F ATC Corporate Center, Alabang Hills, Alabang, Muntinlupa; ph.phonebooky.com/la-maripili-alabang
This article was originally published on Booky Manila (ph.phonebooky.com).