Co-owned by wife Adriana Orta and her husband Mazen Adas; they have recently opened the first Churros bar in Vancouver’s Westend neighborhood.
The couple also own Los Amigos Taqueria across the street, at their three-year-old restaurant they began selling churros over a year ago, as sales increased they decided to open a churros bar dessert café to expand their business and offerings.
Located within the small plaza at the corner of Davie and Thurlow streets, the spot seats 16 people, but there’s a 1,000 square-foot patio which will have additional seats later this spring. The room features a modern design with custom-made wood tables and stools and blue and white tiles inspired by Mexican décor.
If you are unfamiliar as to what churros are, they are fried dough pastries that are like tubular doughnuts which would be best described as a Mexican donut.
I enjoyed one of their Churro Bowl which is house-made churro Bowl topped with Vamilla ice cream and Dulce de leche as well as a spicy Mexican Coffee.
The original versions are coated in sugar and cinnamon ($2.25) and are also available filled with either chocolate, dulce de leche, Nutella, or jam ($3.25).
Churro bites, a pack of 12 come drizzled with either chocolate or dulce de leche ($5.25).
The churro bowls, which are spiral-shaped churros forming a bowl with a scoop of ice cream (vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry) and drizzled with chocolate or dulce de leche ($6.50).
There’s also a selection of drinks, including organic tea and organic, free trade Mexican coffee from Oaxaca.
La Churreria is located at 1105 Davie Street in downtown Vancouver. Follow them on Instagram @lachurreriacafe
By: Richard Wolak