Dine Out : La Churreria


Last weekend the hubs and I stopped in for lunch at La Churreria in Nolita which was opened last December by the owners of the neighboring Socarrat Paella Bar. It is a wee space and you are in extremely close quarters with your fellow diners. The decor has a charming European feel with cheery Spanish tiles lining one narrow countered wall opposite a row of four small elevated tables along a mirrored wall. We ordered a Pepito De Tenera, a sandwich of marinated steak, caramelized onions, manchego and green peppers served on a toasted baguette. The meat was flavorful if slightly toothsome. We also got a Classic "Bikini", a Spanish toasted sandwich with ham, cheese and crispy onions. It was quite tasty as toasted sandwiches go. A side of home-made potato chips accompanied both. Our meal concluded with "churros for one" and a side of artisanal dark chocolate. These arrived at our table piping hot since they're made to order. The lightly sugar dusted strands were crispy on the outside with a nice chewy and light texture. On their own, some people might consider them a little bland but a dip in the rich velvety chocolate is an instant fix. I liked that they didn't feel greasy and they're definitely good enough to satisfy any churro craving. We saw some people coming in to pick up some churros rellenos which are stuffed versions with filling options that include chocolate, chantilly cream, hazelnut spread (nocilla) or seasonal fruit compote. Next time...

La Churreria
284 Mulberry Street (Prince & Houston)
New York City
212.219.0400

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46 comments

THE HF BLOG said...

such grea pics hon!!!
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Style Servings said...

This looks amazing, great tip, thanks!

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Stacey said...

I really like the decor of this place - the tiles look so cool! Love your photos!

jeanine said...

I'm totally in love with those tiles. The churros look good too. :)

dimitri said...

I love the decor and the food looks so delicious. Nice photos.

jennyjk said...

it looks like you had lots of fun! oooo theres a churro place in LA too that i've never tried. i'll def check it out! those churros are making me hungry!

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Everything looks so scrumptious and I love manchengo and all kinds of spanish ham!

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Chic 'n Cheap Living

Liz (Beauty Reductionista) said...

Thank god I'm looking at this at 10am and not midnight while craving snacks. Looks delish!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Sounds delish! This is defintiely going on the list! Thanks for the review. :) xoxo

classiq said...

I like your restaurant reviews, these are the kind of reviews I would rely on on I want to try out something new. :)
Ada

Rapuncela said...

nice photos :)

ShyScout said...

Oh my goodness. Sounds and looks amazing. I really could go for a churro and chocolate right about now...

amy b.s. said...

it looks so yummy!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Rowena, just READING your post made my mouth water. I love a really good sandwich. This place is awesome! The pics say it all. I think I'll dip ANYthing in chocolate. HAHAHAHAHA Chocolate makes anything taste good. I want to thank you so much for the picture, frame and note. I received it the other day. Will snap pics and thank you properly in a post next week. THANK YOU! ((HUG))
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Marcela Gmd said...

Wow very rich!!!
Have a nice day!

Besos, desde EspaƱa, Marcela♥

Mary Ann said...

This looks delicious - mmmmm! ;-)

Elle Sees said...

Next to new Orleans, theres always a food adventure in NYC!

Deborah said...

Beautiful pictures!

Jian said...

I AM NOT DISAPPOINTED! When I first saw your title I wondered if it might have a snap of some churros and I am so happy to find that there are! I loooooooooove Churros so much, there are no words to describe how much I want to sink my teeth into one right now.

The sandwiches also look toasted to perfection. Big Yum-O!!!!

Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

I'm salivating just looking at these photos. I'm constantly amazed by the sheer number choices of eating places you have in NY. No wonder most New Yorkers I know don't cook.

Noe @ ADELLA AVENUE said...

Sounds amazing! When it comes to food, no one has anything on New York.

Tiffany said...

Oh my goodness, I think I just drooled. That looks delicious!

Sam said...

My heart is crying out for churros! What a divine place...this post has left me with a sweet yearning...pity you can't post me some ;)

Sunny & Star said...

Oh my that food looks so delicious. I want some churros.

trishie said...

OMG. Totally drooling right now!

Bonnie said...

This place sounds great! I wish we had something similar over here.

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Bravoe Runway said...

This place sounds delicious! At first I thought it was something similar to Xoco owned by Top Chef master Rick Bayless but this is different. The food looks amazing!

OK so you not a fan of any of the actors in A Better tmrw...but I have to say the Villain is quite well played..

Marie Martell said...

Nice review, great pics!

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M.E said...

everything look succulent! lovely place, must try it next time i'm in NY :)

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Sarah said...

Omg everything looks SO yummy!! I'm loving your blog girl, I'm your newest follower. I hope you'll follow me back and we can keep in touch! I love discovering new blogs!

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Samantha Elisabeth said...

May have just made me hungry... This place looks so cozy, even if it's small (actually that would make it cozier...)

Punctuation Mark said...

i looooooove churros and haven't had one in ages... YUM!!!

Akiko said...

Looks so yum!! and such gorgeous photos :) I'd love to visit there in a near future! xo akiko
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Hope Adela Pasztor said...

Cool blog! =)

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Mom Fashion World said...

The foods look yummy!
I would try this when I am in NY.

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Oh my Dior! said...

wow your blog is so cool love it!!

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Mandy said...

Oh, these photos have such a clarity and vibrancy about them - just beautiful!

<3 Mandy xx
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NaNa said...

I'm having a massive craving for churros now... and I want a big hearty sandwich as well! Haha hungryyyy..

Love from the NaNa girls x

akiko hiramatsu said...

very beautiful photos!
I want to eat churros with choco soon!!!

akiko in Tokyo
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Marija said...

Looks wonderful and delicious!

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fluff and fripperies said...

Wow! This looks and sounds amazing. I love your photos for this post, too. And as a Scot (but living in Ireland!), I especially appreciate your use of the word 'wee'!

Have a great weekend xo

Diva In Me said...

The churos and dark chocolate makes my mouth salivating =P Now I'm feeling hungry and going to find myself some midnight snacks =D

Jayme and Mendi said...

Wow, this looks so good and being that it's lunchtime...we are starving!! :-)

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

hope in high heels said...

It looks fabulously tasty... am adding it to my (always expanding) list of places to go!

Gillie said...

Oh my god, this place looks amazing, definitely going to have to go!

xo Gillie

Chessa! said...

I've passed by this place 100 times and it always looks so crowded we never go in. But you're making me want to just suck it up and try it! sounds amazing.