Bow down to the Don of Churros

The Undercover Eater confirms the magic of these fried treats.


( I’m not the first person who’s waxed poetic about Don Churro’s golden-fried goodness. They’re the talk of the (food market) town, and I’m more than happy to continue spreading the yummy word to whoever will listen. You know how these things go, when you really love something, you just can't t stop.


Run by Barcelona native Marc Puigtio (and a few other owners), this little churro stall got its start at Mercato Centrale a year and a half ago, and has slowly started making a name for itself by consistently turning out spectacular churros every weekend. Visit Midnight Mercato, Salcedo Saturday Market, and the Legazpi Sunday Market—you won’t miss the Don Churro stand and the smell of hot churros sizzling in a pan. Loyal Don Churro fans claim that these might be the best churros in Manila, and I don't deny it (as seen in SPOT’s Top 10 Churros list).



They're usually crowded and everything is fried fresh.



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Soft and crispy, just the way they should be.



A simple sprinkle of sugar and cinnamon will do.


Don Churro’s version of the Spanish fried-dough pastry is thick—with a crisp exterior, a wonderfully chewy, soft interior, and sprinkled with ground cinnamon. Dunk your churro in hot and silky dark chocolate (Don Churro uses cacao all the way from Davao!) and you will inhale your churros in less than five minutes—guaranteed. No judgment though, they are undeniably delicious. The best part? These churros are so fresh that you won’t find a trace of oil on your fingers or have that weird oily mouthfeel after gobbling up something fried. What’s Don Churro’s secret? I have absolutely no idea, but maybe there are some things better kept unsaid. What matters is these churros are consistently great!



On languid munch-all-you-can weekend mornings at the market or when late-night hunger pangs strike, you can count on Don Churro to be there for you.


Don Churro is available at Midnight Mercato on Friday and Saturday night, the Salcedo Saturday Market, and the Legazpi Sunday Market. Churros con Chocolate are priced at P50/three pieces without chocolate, P100/three pieces with chocolate, and P150/six pieces with chocolate.


The Undercover Eater works with food on a daily basis and hunts for hidden gems in his spare time. For this voracious and, dare we say, professional foodie, eating is more than a necessity—it's a vocation. Contact him at



Also read: Top 10 Churros in Metro Manila

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