Picture it: the crispy, freshly-fried dough. The steaming mug of thick chocolate. Is there anything better?
We love churros and chocolate, any time of day! Whether it’s a leisurely weekend breakfast or a mid-afternoon snack, this sweet treat is a sure pick-me-up! If you’re wondering where to eat churros in Granada, just take a look at these five places that we love.
1. Café Fútbol
If you’re looking for the best chocolate in town, there’s no question: come to Café Fútbol. Centrally located and economically priced, this is one of our favorite places for churros in Granada. Café Fútbol is a good choice year-round: when the weather’s warm, you can enjoy a breakfast of churros in the outdoor seating of the normally-shady Plaza Mariana Pineda, or head inside to the spacious second floor for your winter merienda (afternoon snack).
Address: Plaza de Mariana Pineda, 6
2. Torres Bermejas
Don’t be put off by the touristy location—Torres Bermejas is a true locals spot. If you’re feeling peckish after a walk through the Albayzín neighborhood, or have just finished a stroll on the picturesque Paseo de los Tristes, this is the perfect place for churros in Granada! Torres Bermejas is a full-fledged restaurant, but we think that their churros are one of the highlights. The friendly owners are true “Granaínos”—make sure to say hi!
Address: Plaza Nueva, 6
3. Alhambra Cafetería
Did you know that churros are the typical Spanish breakfast on January 1st each year? After a long night of festivities, people all over Spain head to their local churrería for the first breakfast of the year. In Granada, Alhambra Cafetería is the spot where all the locals go!
It doesn’t have to be New Year’s Day for us to visit, though. We love Alhambra Cafetería for churros in Granada at any time of year! You’ll see that in addition to the churros, it’s also a restaurant and pizzeria, but keep in mind that the locals only come here for the churros.
You can find Alhambra Cafetería in one of the most popular and cheerful squares in town: the Plaza Bib Rambla, which is also a square that we visit on our Hidden Granada Food & Tapas Adventure!
Insider’s Tip: Thinking about doing as the locals do and visiting Alhambra Cafetería on January 1st? Have a great time and enjoy your churros—just look out for the long lines!
Address: Plaza de Bib-Rambla, 27
4. Churros la Romanilla
Ask any Granada local and they’ll tell you: Churros la Romanilla is the most typical place for churros in Granada; the kind of place that’s been there forever. Grandmothers throughout the ages have been bringing their grandchildren here for churros, perhaps because of its convenient location in the old market square in the historical center of the city.
If you’re looking for a churros spot that offers bang for your buck, this is your spot. Pull up a chair before sight seeing, and prepare for your day with a mountain of delicious churros. Their terrace offers a lovely view of the bell tower of the Cathedral, or you can take your breakfast to go.
Address: Plaza Romanilla, 7
5. Churrería Desi
For a true, locals-only spot for churros in Granada, try Churrería Desi. They opened in 1944 as a coffee shop. Their churros and tapas became so popular that they ended up opening an Italian restaurant in recent years as well!
A few minutes outside of the city center by car, it’s located in the Zaidín neighborhood, which is one of the most modern areas of Granada. Taking a trip to Churrería Desi is the perfect excuse to discover this lesser-known part of the city. Enjoy the amazing tapas nearby and visit the soccer stadium while you’re there!
Address: Calle Palencia, 20
Looking for more of the best spots to eat and drink in Granada? Join us on our Hidden Granada Food & Tapas Adventure! On this walking tour through the historical center, you’ll enjoy all kinds of foods typical to Granada—including something sweet, of course!—while you soak up insider knowledge of the city’s culture and history from your local guide.