Tucked into the back corner of Mercado Roma, a public market in the format of a gourmet food hall in the Roma Norte neighborhood of Mexico City is a churrería. A churrería is exactly what it sounds like: a place that sells churros.
In this case, locally renowned churros, with seven different kinds of hot chocolate to dunk them in. My aunt said this place has been around since the 1930’s, and is owned by a family from Spain. The churros at El Moro are fried in huge coils in deep vats of oil. They’re textbook – crispy outside, tender inside – and sprinkled in your choice of cinnamon sugar, or just granulated sugar.
One order consists of four crunchy churros. Most people get hot chocolate to dip on the side, but we were so full from snacking all morning that we skipped it.
There are locations peppered all around town, so if you find yourself in Mexico City look up the nearest one and check them out.