Churros and Chocolate in Seville, Spain – Bar El Comerico
Have you ever wished that you could have chocolate for breakfast and have it be totally socially acceptable? Come visit Spain and all your chocolate breakfast dreams will come true. Especially in Seville, it is 100% normal as well as 100% delicious.
Churros and Chocolate.
That’s the answer to your chocolate breakfast dreams.
Imagine this –
A heaping pile of piping hot pieces of fried dough, that are slightly crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside, are placed in front of you. They come in long round pieces that resemble piping tubes. The insides are full of chewy goodness and have small holes, air bubbles, that were created during the rising and frying process. Then comes a ramakin of warm dark chocolate sauce that is sweet but not too sweet. You take a piece of that freshly fried dough and dunk it into that ramakin of chocolate. The chocolate sauce oozes into the little holes on the inside of the churro, filling them in just right. When you go to take your first bite, a few small drops of chocolate drip off the edge, back into the ramakin, because the chocolate is just so lush. You quickly bring it up to your mouth and with that first bite, pure magic happens. Chocolate oozes out onto your tongue. Your mouth goes wild as you chew down on that fried dough and chocolate sauce. It is a match made in heaven. Slightly chewy yet slightly crispy. Slightly salty yet slighty sweet. A whole lot of yummy, all in one bite. Magic I tell you. Pure magic.
That my friends is Churros and Chocolate.
Where to Eat Churros and Chocolate in Seville?
Bar El Comerico
I’ve tried several different cafés’ churros and chocolate in Seville, but nothing beats Bar El Comerico. This café that started in 1904 is famous for a reason. I’d say they definitely make the best churros and chocolate in all of Seville. That’s a wild and bold statement to say out loud, but it is true. You have to check it out and get your churros and chocolate fix. Their churros are the perfect amount of chewy and soft. Some places serve churros that are a little more crispy and thin (like the photo above) which are good as well, but I prefer them larger and chewier. Sevillians typically eat chocolate and churros either for breakfast or for a late afternoon snack. It is never eaten as a dessert after dinner. At Bar El Comerico, the portion is huge, so either plan to split them with a friend or request a half order. (un media racion)
Besides the delicious food, the atmosphere is stellar here. When I first walked into this place, I felt like I had walked into the set of an old Spanish movie. The walls are decorated with old liquor bottles and framed pictures of Sevillian citizens that know one knows anymore. There are jamón legs hanging left and right. So many little antique knick-knacks and decorations fill the restaurant. It’s places like this where I wish that the walls could talk and tell me about the history of this place. Who has dined here in the past? What important events have transpired here? My mind starts to wonder as I look around. I’m sure there have been many first dates, toddler tantrums, hungry children, anxious mothers, lost tourists, first time travelers, lonely seniors, stressed business men, happy people, sad people, etc, etc, that have all dined at some point at Bar El Comerico. If I only I knew their stories.
The staff are all men wearing matching black and white outfits that totally play the role of the typical Spanish waiter. They fry the churros right in front of you in a deep bronze fryer. There is an energy in the air that you notice as soon as you walk in. You’re there primarily for the food but secondly for the experience. They take your order right away. Everyone is moving quickly to fulfill all the customers’ needs. They are always busy working, never a time to rest. You’ll find them loudly yelling across the restaurant to each other in Spanish and practically throwing your café’ con leche at you – the glass cup wobbling back and forth, the coffee almost flying out onto your table, because there wasn’t a single second to spare to set it down more slowly. Speaking of their café con leche, I’d pass. Order some freshly squeezed orange juice instead. The coffee here is practically undrinkable, while the orange juice is sweet and delicious.
You can choose to either dine at the front bar area on stools or in the dining room area on tables. Unfortunately, there is no outside seating at Bar El Comerico, only one small standing only table. We prefer sitting on the stools. That’s where all the action happens, and you can see it all up close and personal when sitting on the stools.
There is one location – Calle Lineros, 9.
Now go and order yourself some delicious chocolate and churros for breakfast and your sweet tooth will thank you. Your hips and your doctor might not, but they aren’t important anyway, especially when you're on vacation.
Have you tried churros and chocolate in Spain? Any questions or comments? Let’s chat below!