The Best Churros

Granja La Pallaresa - located at Carrer de Petritxol, 11, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

Granja La Pallaresa - located at Carrer de Petritxol, 11, 08002 Barcelona, Spain


Hello, scavengers! If you’re anything like me then going hunting for the best places to eat is a serious mission. Being in Spain, I knew I had to go hunting for churros. It was a mission of mine before I even boarded the plane. I’m not going to tell you how I found this place (Global Gossip Girl never reveals her sources) but I am here to tell you that it did not disappoint!

Located in the beautiful Gothic Quarter of Barcelona is the hidden gem, Granja La Pallaresa. They are open from 9am-1pm and then again from 4pm-9pm (Sundays vary a bit). My boyfriend and I waited outside the closed restaurant at 3:50pm, anxious to try these so-called, amazing churros. We were doubtful as we waited until 3:53pm came and so did two more people. 3:55pm, four more people. 3:57pm, three more people. Uh oh. We realized we needed to secure our place in line, so we moved to the front, making it clear that we were there first. A line quickly formed behind us. If these many people were waiting outside of a closed restaurant then we must be at a good place. At 4pm on the button, a man came and unlocked the doors.


The service was impersonal and quick. This restaurant clearly had a system down and knew why people were there. Given the high demand of the restaurant, they moved people in and out relatively quickly. It wasn’t overly friendly but that wasn’t a big deal. We weren’t there to have a lengthy meal, we were there to try the churros and hot chocolate and get on to our next mission for the day. It was perfect. We ordered two orders of churros and two hot chocolates. Not exaggerating, they were the best churros we had ever had. My boyfriend couldn’t resist ordering another after he finished his first. The hot chocolate was equally as amazing and authentic. It’s that super thick European hot chocolate that needs to be spooned out with a ladle. It’s a little more bitter than the hot chocolate we had in Paris but very worth getting. Yum! Definitely stop by this place as you’re roaming the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona!

Happy Wandering!


Global Gossip Girl