Churrería La Andaluza has been feeding Madrid churros since before the Civil War, with four generations maintaining the tradition of frying fresh churros, porras, buñuelos, and potato chips. This place is off the tourist track and serves mostly loyal locals. Buy some to go, or eat them in the adjoining café.
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 is 5. A porra is much bigger, (about 30 cm) thicker, and straight and a serving is 3. 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!