January 4, 2016

Churreria La Lola

I am not “too cool” not to follow a craze, especially when it comes to food. All the foodies have been creating buzz on social media about these churros from Churreria La Lola. I had two failed attempts on trying these fine fried pastry: 1) a food blogger friend of mine told me about it, we were supposed to grab some after attending an event but the mall was already closed; 2) I already ordered and was about to sit down when I saw a store of La Lola just in front of where me and my sister had some coffee and cakes.


It was only last weekend that I got to try the much-raved-about churros from Churreria La Lola. A college friend of mine came home for the holidays all the way from Canada and we would usually meet up and catch up. But before we went to Eastwood, we attended another college friend’s baby’s Christening where we also had our late lunch. Thus it left us looking for desserts instead our usual lunch or dinner when he’s back in the Philippines.

with my very good college friends

Since Eastwood is the nearest place from where the Christening was held, I convinced my friend that we try Churreria La Lola. It was already 6:00pm and the mall was packed. And as expected, people were lining up for the churros – a usual scene at all of the branches of Churreria La Lola.

We were still full from what we had at the Christening and just ordered the box of 6. When it was our turn to order, the cashier told us that we have to wait for around 20 minutes for the next batch. We’ve got a lot of time in our hands so we happily obliged. At least we will have freshly-made churros right? But that’s often the case at La Lola because of the throngs of people who line up and they always ran out stock.

I stood by the glass-encased area where the crew makes the churros by hand while I made my balikbayan friend watch for a table to  be free so we can sit and chat while munching on the churros. I wasn’t able to get good pictures though while they make the churros because the glass enclosure was filled with smoke/steam. Nonetheless, I loved the idea of freshly-made pastries. There were only several tables and most of them were occupied. It was great though that by the time our number was called, a table was emptied.

Churreria La Lola doesn’t only offer authentic and freshly-made churros; they also have sandwiches, a variety of beverages, filled churros and coated churros. We ordered the classic churros (medium size – 6pcs) with a Belgian chocolate dip instead and will probably try the others next time.

Xurxos - filled churros

The churros were placed in a cone-shaped box with a cup holder for the Belgian chocolate dip (the only available dip, btw) which was pretty convenient if you don’t get to take a table and decide to eat them while strolling the mall. But if you’re lucky enough to find a table, you can just insert the cone box into the square holes on top of the table. A very clever idea if you ask me, thank you Churreria La Lola for coming up with that!

Belgian chocolate dip

As for the verdict on the churros itself, man, they are good! That’s why people are going crazy about it and don’t mind queuing up just to get their churros fix. The outside was crunchy but the inside was kinda soft. I didn’t find it greasy at all and the Belgian chocolate dip was superb. The dip didn’t taste fake and might have been a block of chocolate melted to perfection. Not too sweet as well.

If we weren’t still full, we would probably try the other versions of the churros at La Lola, but, there’s always some other time. I am just glad that I live a stone’s throw away from Eastwood that I can always go there if I am craving for something sweet and filling.

Churreria La Lola
Rockwell / SM Aura Premier / UP Town Center
Serendra / SM Megamall / Eastwood Mall

For more information and restaurant reviews, check out their Zomato profile: 
Churreria La Lola Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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