Churros con Chocolate in Madrid

Churros con Chocolate at the Cafeteria Ricote in Madrid
Churros con Chocolate at the Cafeteria Ricote in Madrid

Churros con chocolate feel very Madrileño to me just because that is the first place I experienced them and it’s where I’ve had some of the best.  The ones pictured above were had at the Cafeteria Ricote and are a heck of a way to start a morning.  Gruff service behind the counter gives way to bittersweet chocolate heaven in a cup and golden, heartily-crunchy churros.  Café solo was our drink of choice but they go fine with about anything involving coffee.  They have fresh-squeezed OJ for those looking to cleanse their palate afterward, as well.

After a breakfast like that, you can handle about anything that Madrid threw at you the night before or has yet to throw at you that day.  On Sundays, that means “El Rastro,” Madrid’s big outdoor market.  Muy Madrileño.