October 2010 Update: Someone told me that this place has closed. It may have survived if they had better churros.
The last time I had really good churros was at a restaurant somewhere and they served it as a part of my dessert course. I don't remember which restaurant or city or time of year, but I do remember my taste buds being deliriously entranced by hot sugary churros crunchy on the outside and fluffy soft on the inside. When we were in Cabo over New Years, we had churros at one of our dinners, I was so excited but unfortunately they were over cooked, it was disappointingly crunchy on the outside and on the inside. The Dulce De leche dipping sauce and cinnamon sugar tried to make up for it but when the texture is all wrong, no amount of sauce can save it.
I was craving churros so we found the perfect place to go have it. The churros at Dulcinea comes with 1528 Spanish style hot chocolate for dipping. It is their signature hot chocolate, think and creamy it's really more like a pudding than a drink. I enjoyed the churros thoroughly even though I saw first hand that they were reheated, not fried to order. But they still stayed crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. If you have a sweet tooth and are used to North American levels of sweetness this may not be thing thing for you. The churros are not sweet at all nor is the hot chocolate. Hubby said it would have been better with cinnamon sugar and caramel sauce.
For my hot chocolate drink I ordered the Xocolatl - Mexican style hot chocolate with cinnamon, nutmeg and chili. They use the same 1582 Spanish style hot chocolate base for all of their hot chocolate varieties, adding flavours and spices. My preference is always dark chocolate, this one was smooth and mellow but not as dark and earthy as I would have liked to have it. If you taste different chocolates grown in different parts of the world, they each have their own unique flavour profile. (Go here to try all the different chocolates, you can customize your drink with the chocolate of your choice.) The cinnamon and chili added a good kick and it was not sweet, but I would have loved to have tasted more punch in the chocolate.
Hubby likes things sweet, so it was good that he went with a Nutella and Banana Milkshake. This was very delicious and creamy.
1118 Denman St