Best churro spots in Miami

Until last summer, when the temperature fell below 65 degrees, Miamians flocked to Calle Ocho’s restaurant “La Palma” to enjoy sweet churros and chocolate through la ventanita. But since the famous spot closed in June 2023, where have locals gone for fresh-fried churros? Maybe to the establishments included in this list of Miami’s best places to satisfy any churro craving.

Freshly-fried churros served with thick hot chocolate (Alexandra Howard/Caplin News)

Chocolateria San Gines
1668 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Chocolateria San Gines has been serving its popular churros and warm hot chocolate to Miami Beach locals and tourists since February 2023.

The cafe serves its golden-brown churros topped with cinnamon sugar or rainbow sprinkles, and pairs it with Spanish “San Gines” chocolate, dulce de leche or strawberry sauce. Prices for the sweet treat range from $13 for a six-count serving and $15 for an eight-count. If you’re also looking to satisfy a churro craving late at night, they are open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The place is an offshoot of a chocolateria in Madrid, Spain that dates back to 1894. Soccer legend Diego Maradona and President Jimmy Carter stopped by there to try their famous churros. Pictures of those celebrities and others adorn the walls inside the Miami Beach location.

Churros with chocolate on the side from Cubavana Café Restaurant (Duvasana Bisoondial/Caplin News)

Cubavana Café Restaurant 
20445 Old Cutler Road
Cutler Bay, FL 33189

Located in Cutler Bay, Cubavana Café Restaurant is a family-owned establishment that has become a staple in the local community for serving authentic Cuban dishes such as ropa vieja and bistec empanizado. Cubavana founder Victor M. Ruiz has been in the business since the late 1960s; his eateries, including Cubavana, have been visited by various celebrities like former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, former President Bill Clinton and Colombian singer Carlos Vives. 

One of the most popular items on the menu is the churros, four pieces selling for $4.50. Their crispy exterior is coated in cinnamon and sugar, while a chocolate sauce is served on the side. The restaurant also has the option of a churros deluxe, which also includes ice cream for $5.50. 

Hot churros drizzled with creamy dulce de leche topping (Alexandra Howard/Caplin News)

3301 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33145

Head on up to Miracle Marketplace’s third floor for sweet and crispy churros made to order. The small outdoor establishment has been serving locals for over a decade and offers the mouthwatering treat in many quantities and toppings to enjoy by yourself or with family and friends. 

Thankfully, Churrolandia is wallet friendly, offering a six-piece churro order with cinnamon and sugar for $5.99 or 10 pieces with the same toppings for $9.99. For an even sweeter option with dulce de leche, guava, Nutella or chocolate drizzled on top, a six-count is $6.99 and a 10-count can be purchased for $11.99. The store also offers a family pack of 14 churros for $12.99 and churros with ice cream for $6.99. 

Churrolandia is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Bite-sized churros with a side of caramel sauce from the 305 Foodies food truck (Duvasana Bisoondial/Caplin News)

305 Foodies
11705 SW 189th St.
Miami, FL 33177

305 Foodies is an up-and-coming food truck that specializes in Peruvian fare like lomo saltado and chaufa. Open Tuesdays through Fridays from 4 to 10 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 to 8 p.m, 305 Foodies has only been operating for four months but continues to garner favorable recognition through social media and positive customer reviews. 

The only dessert on the menu is bite-sized churros that are served with either caramel on the side or drizzled on top. Their cinnamon and sugar exterior, along with its soft and pillowy texture inside, pair well with the not-too-sweet caramel sauce and is easily enough for a churro lover despite its small proportions. 

The churros at 305 Foodies are priced at $6; however, if you order these sweet treats on Uber Eats, they are $8.

An eight-count of churros with condensed milk drizzled on top (Alexandra Howard/Caplin News)

El Churro Magico 
4254 E 4th Ave.
Hialeah, FL 33013

Inside the doors of “the magic churro,” an intense smell of the fried dessert fills the small store. Serving tourists and locals of East Hialeah, the shop offers churros laced with cinnamon sugar, covered with two flavored sauces or a single churro drizzled and stuffed with sauces of your choosing.

Another magical quality about the shop is its extremely low prices. An eight-count with cinnamon-sugar goes for $4.25 and 14 pieces for $5.75. The Cuban-owned store also sells churros drizzled with one or two sauces, which can include condensed milk, caramel, chocolate, Nutella, coconut, cream cheese and guava. An eight-count sells for $5.40 and 14 pieces for $6.75. If you’re feeling extra crazy, one churro covered and stuffed with flavored sauces can be purchased for $4.49. 

The shop is open seven days a week from 12 to 10 p.m.

Duvasana Bisoondial is a sophomore majoring in Digital Journalism and getting a certificate in Women's and Gender Studies at Florida International University. Her goal as a future journalist is to highlight the social and cultural contributions made by Caribbean immigrants in America and other parts of the world.
Currently, she enjoys adding on to her list of books to be read and watching Indian movies, both old and new.

Alexandra Howard is a senior pursuing a dual degree in digital journalism and political science. She intends to later graduate from law school and become an immigration lawyer and political journalist.