Churrería La Andaluza has been around since before the Civil War, and four generations have maintained the tradition of frying fresh and delicious churros, porras, buñuelos, and potato chips. This place is off the tourist track and serves mostly loyal locals. Buy some porras to go (the door on the right) or enjoy them with a hot drink in the adjoining cafe.
First a quick tutorial – what’s the difference between a churro and a porra? Well in Madrid a churro is a loop of fried dough and a regular portion would be five. A porra is much bigger, (about 30 cm) thicker, and straight, and if you can eat three you’ll be doing well! Both are unsweetened – you can dunk them in hot chocolate or coffee or sprinkle them with sugar. Or just eat them hot, crispy, greasy, and delicious!
Look, this place might not be as Instagram-able as some more famous churro places, but it’s as authentic as they come. They also fry fresh potato chips (crisps) here – if you’ve never tried fresh ones, be prepared for your mind to be blown!
Drop by after visiting the emblematic Mercado de Maravillas right next door, and enjoy an authentically Madrileño tradition. Early is best! If you’re lucky, you’ll get to see them being made – it’s an incredible art!