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“Come here and leave happy.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Churreria Layetana

Churreria Layetana
Via Laietana, 46, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 681 263
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Ranked #302 of 6,002 Restaurants in Barcelona
Cuisines: Dessert, Spanish, Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Xurreria Laietana is placed at Ciutat Vella, between Barri de Santa Caterina and Barri Gotic, midtown Barcelona. A place where you can enjoy eating churros and porras with chocolate, and others.
toronto, canada
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Come here and leave happy.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We had a snack at this place on the way to the Palau Musica. Am I ever glad we stopped by. It's a small mom and pop operation with delicious food & drinks. We had the churros, the porras (fat churros with no ridges), hot chocolate and orange juice. The churros and porras were made on site. Super fresh. Goes fantastic with the hot chocolate that's super thick. Dunk 'em in, have a bite. Bliss. The oj was squeezed fresh from real oranges.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Now I understand churros”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I never understood churros, nor thick hot chocolate before this experience. This made it all fall into place. Fresh crispy churros dipped into hot, thick but not overly sweet chocolate drink and I was hooked. Still dreaming about it. Don't expect a fancy setting, just a great spot without frills.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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new york
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Fantastic churros”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Part of my mission during my visit to Barcelona was to chow down on some churros. I came across Churreria Laietana; a heaven-sent, hole-in-the-wall dive on the prominent Via Laietana. The staff were very friendly despite our language barriers. The kindly lady told me the price in Spanish. I helplessly started to fish out some Euros,and then she wrote down the price on a napkin and held it up to me.

I could tell this was an authentic place. Wizened old men, that seemed like regulars came in and ordered the fried doughy sticks of goodness. After I polished off the churros I shamelessly scooped up the remaining melted chocolate with my spoon. That’s a testament to how delicious it was.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“The best thing about Barcelona!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

This place is incredible. They seem to only cook different varieties of churro and hot drinks, which they churn out all day. There are just two people working in this nondescript churreria. I don't think they speak English, and certainly most of the people in their spoke Spanish. Hunt this place down, it is amazing, after one serve you won't want to stop.

Visited February 2013
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“Authentic, tiny churro shop.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Easy to miss little shop that always has a few locals inside. Amazingly good churros for next to nothing. The hot chocolate is incredible too.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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