Finally, a joint in Adelaide that specialises in churros! If you’ve ever been interstate, more likely than not you’ve had the chance to pop into the every so popular San Churro and treat yourself to their amazing churros and hot dipping chocolate sauce. Churros are Spanish donuts; they’re a deep fried pastry often dusted with cinnamon sugar and/or icing sugar and then dipped in hot chocolate – white, milk or dark. Dark is my preference – the bitter, the better! 😉
Chocolate Taperia opened its doors on the start of the financial year and has amassed a large number of Facebook likes and followers which has generated a lot of buzz in the cyber stratosphere. Naturally, my sweet tooth got the better of me and a plan to visit the joint was in motion. Psst, do yourself a favour and make a booking via phone or Facebook if you wanna check this place out cause it was filled to the brim once we arrived with some patrons braving the cold outside with CT’s portable gas heaters in full force.
The interior is a cohesive mixture of rustic and antique decor: polished wooden floor boards, large antique chairs, mosaic light fixtures and tea light candles on each table. Both walls are lined with booths, one side with bigger booths for larger groups and the other, a more cozier and intimate space with sheer curtains dividing each booth up. Onwards to their food:
Chilli hot chocolate
Taperia: Fresh fruto, Alfajores (Argentinian shortbread), and chico churros served with chocolate dipping sauce; $19.00
We ordered the taperia platter thinking it’d be best to try a variety of things on offer at Chocolate Taperia with the churros being a prerequisite. The platter arrives, and it’s kind of… small. :/
Things don’t get any better from hereon in >.<; unfortunately, the general consensus is that the churros are plain, thick and doughy; and the accompanying chocolate sauce didn’t help much either with it being way too thick and gluggy. We reluctantly try to finish off the churros but leave some behind not wanting to consume any unnecessary extra calories, especially if it wasn’t worth that extra km needed to burn it off (haha!). I thought that they were frugal on the fruit (2 x strawberries and 4 x blueberries) and the shortbread didn’t get that much love either. One bite each and the rest was left untouched (although we did manage to give one away to our buddy K who was also there that night).
Lovely decor, friendly service but I’m not sold on their desserts. For those that have been, what did you think?
5/168 Melbourne Street
North Adelaide SA 5006
P 0403 322 881