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Churroz at Taqueria La Esquina (Photo by Mark Whittaker)

Foodie 15: Best Churros in Tucson

Updated March 4, 2024

Every bite of the crispy confectionaries covered in cinnamon and sugar is pure joy. Whether you’re craving a delicious after-dinner snack or sweet treat, look no further. From exceptional restaurants offering unique takes on the classic dessert, to family-owned food trucks and traditional bakeries, we’ve compiled a list of the best places to find fresh churros to satisfy your hunger, complete with some Foodie Faves!

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The Blacktop Grill

Looking for a gourmet take on traditional comfort foods? Stop by The Black Top Grill for Sonoran cuisine with a twist And of course, don’t pass on their dessert churros. The menu consists of decadent hot dogs, quesadillas, chicken sandwiches, fries, and more.

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Calle Tepa

Make your day extra sweet with Calle Tepa’s freshly made churros. On the menu, you’ll find handmade tortillas, veggie tacos, burritos, carne asada, tamales, soups, and much more. While you’re there, treat yourself to their fresh, delicious churros.

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Charro Vida

Foodie Favorite:
Shane Reiser

“The mini churros at Charro Vida are warm and gooey and they come with a delicious chocolate sauce for dipping. My daughter Molly and I like the mini size because we can just pop them in our mouth.” 

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(Photo courtesy of Churros El Rey)

Churros El Rey

Find Churros El Rey at Comida Park at the Tanque Verde Swap Meet Fridays and Saturdays, and sample their delectable menu featuring coffees, milkshakes, icecreams, and churros. Choose from a variety of churro fillings including caramel, chocolate, condensed milk, strawberry, apple, pineapple, cream cheese, and vanilla.

Churros Inzunza (Photo by Hannah Hernandez)

Churros Inzunza

Foodie Favorite:
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Hannah Hernandez

“I love having a bunch of sauce options to drizzle over the crispy churros, and it’s fun to see them being fried and prepared in front of you. Then, I top it off with a touch of strawberry drizzle — just like ketchup on fries!”

Disclaimer: Churros Inzunza is a food truck so the actual location will vary. 

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El Charro Café Downtown

What’s a better pairing than tamales and churros? El Charro Café offers a wide variety of Northern Mexican and Tucson-style Mexican dishes, including shrimp ceviche, nachos, enchiladas, and their signature tamales. After dinner, finish off your evening with an order of delectable churros.

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El Chinito Gordo

Craving churros as an after-dinner treat? El Chinito Gordo is your spot. The menu contains a diverse variety of Central Mexican-inspired recipes. The star of the show, however, might be the dangerously addictive Churro Nachos. Cinnamon sugar bunuelo chips and bite-sized pieces of churros are topped with vanilla ice cream, sweet mango salsa, caramel, and chocolate.

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Churros (Photo courtesy of El Sur)

El Sur Mexican Restaurant

El Sur has been serving up delicious home-style Mexican food for the Tucson community for over 20 years, offering tacos, tostadas, chimichangas, burritos, and enchiladas. And don’t forget about the churros! The restaurant has other desserts on the menu like flan and fried ice cream, but if you’re looking for something sweet and crispy, churros won’t leave you hanging.

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(Photo courtesy of Just Churros)

Just Churros

This family-owned restaurant and food truck are dedicated to the art of making churros. Just churros! Fried to perfection, and covered in cinnamon and sugar. The churros are served with a choice of sauce, including strawberry, chocolate, white chocolate, caramel, or cajeta. Or try their signature Churros à la Mode.

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Churro at La Estrella Bakery (Photo courtesy of Lindsay B. on Yelp!)

La Estrella Bakery Inc

If you’re looking for authentic Mexican pastries, you can’t miss La Estrella Bakery. The family-owned business serves up delicious churros filled with either caramel or vanilla custard. Foodie Tip: Get there as early as possible because they tend to sell out every day! You can also order them ahead of time if you’d like a heap of ’em. 

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Churros at La Olla Mexican Cafe (Photo by J. Martin Harris Photography)

La Olla Mexican Cafe

Foodie Favorite:
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“Whenever I eat at La Olla, I stick around for dessert! There’s flan, sopapillas, and seasonal pies waiting on deck… but it’s all about the churros. It’s easy to save room for these puppies when they’re drizzled with chocolate sauce and raspberry coulis.”

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Churros at La Yaquesita Mexican Cuisine (Photo courtesy of Shomari H. on Yelp!)

La Yaquesita Mexican Cuisine

Imagine getting a mighty whiff of delicious quesabirria or the heavenly aromatics of tacos while attempting to parallel park on Fourth Avenue. Now, imagine yourself chomping down on housemade churros topped with powdered sugar and a combination of sweet sauces. The churros are definitely worth the visit!

Seis Kitchen – Mercado

From humble beginnings, Seis Kitchen has expanded into three award-winning restaurants, featuring savory cuisine inspired by six culinary regions of Mexico. Seis Kitchen offers breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner menus. You can find tacos, enchiladas, burritos, and most importantly their delicious churros.

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Churros (Photo courtesy of Taco Giro)

Taco Giro – Marana

This locally-owned small chain of seven restaurants offers Sonoran and Tampiqueño fare including a variety of seafood dishes as well as Mexican and American-style breakfasts. If you’re feeling in the mood for something sweet, you can’t go wrong with some of their Churros Con Nieve.

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Churroz at Taqueria La Esquina (Photo by Mark Whittaker)

Taqueria La Esquina

Foodie Favorite:
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 “When the churros arrive at your table, eat ‘em while they’re still warm. They’re crispy yet chewy on the inside, sweet but not too sweet, and the perfect post-meal experience. Also, there’s no need to save them for dessert — sometimes that’s all I order from the South Sixth restaurant.”

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