Churreria Marcos, The Sweet Times Are Back

Fri, May 4th, 2012 - By Colin

Dunking is back in fashion in Los Cristianos, Churreria Marcos has been reborn. Crunching into a deep fried length of batter snipped from a large wheel of dough made with butter and flour tasted as good as ever and the dark brooding hot chocolate brought back sweet memories.

For 15 years Marcos’ van was parked up outside the Cultural Centre, a popular meeting place and a genuine Tenerife tradition. When the council Grua (tow truck) wheeled it away 6 months ago it was like watching Santa getting cuffed and busted; apparently it took all those years to realize his paper work wasn’t in order!

Thankfully Marcos and family have regrouped and opened a new conventional premises  a couple of streets away in Calle Valle Menendez. It’s bright and cheery with a pastel shade interior and bright shiny chrome kitchen units, and most importantly the funnel where the mixture is piped out into the frame for dipping in the fryer.

Churros are often served at mobile stalls during Carnavals such as Santa Cruz, at fiestas like Arona, Adeje, or at the harbour in Puerto de la Cruz. Marcos has now set down some roots. It may not have such a prime location but it has a large half covered terrace, indoor seating, and it’s own toilets on site. Even as I was wiping the rogue chocolate from my chin a couple of people collected takeaways.

Churros can be enjoyed on their own or with a coffee, but for me it has to be churros with hot chocolate. If you really want to rip up the calorie book, a shaker of sugar is always supplied. At a mere 2.50 euros they are an affordable indulgence, or you could choose from hot dogs, coffee, soft drinks and of course alcohol.

It’s a simple but popular formula for Marcos. His temporary departure left a sour taste in the mouth but this new start will put a sweetener on many people’s day and preserve a bit of old Los Cristianos tradition.

Posted : Friday, May 4th, 2012 at 9:33 am
Category : food and drink
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One Response to “Churreria Marcos, The Sweet Times Are Back”

  1. LOL. Don’t know if it’s true, but I heard that they arrived for Carnaval one year and simply never left :=) It looks very bare outside the cultural center without them, but it’s great to know they aren’t gone completely!

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