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History of the Churros

Churros are traditional Spanish desserts developed centuries ago by Spanish shepherds. Up high in the mountains fresh baked goods were impossible to come by. So the ingenious, nomadic folk of the hills came up with a delicious cake-like, cylindrical, daily staple which they could easily cook in a pan over an open fire. This was the birth of Churros.

Originally churros were about the size of a breadstick, and they were eaten plain or rolled in cinnamon sugar. In Spain, churros are still a very popular breakfast, snack or dessert.

But something this tasty wasn’t destined to remain in its country of origin.  It was only a matter of time before churros traveled to South America and other Hispanic countries and communities, eventually making their way to North America.  Once churros were adopted by peoples outside of Spain, they continued to evolve. Instead of being eaten plain, or rolled in sugar, a hollow, jumbo-sized churro was created, and stuffed with all kinds of delectable fillings such as chocolate, dulce de leche and fruit.

Here at Just Churros we sell traditional authentic churros rolled in cinnamon sugar, and the option of dips instead of fillings.

Be served by Rick or Ricky the Churreros

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The delectable art of churro making is passed down from my father Modesto G. Pintor (Los Churros Douglas Arizona Since 1981) who had a dream and became the best churrero in southern Arizona. Rick is the second generation and Ricky the third generation, and today my fathers dream is carried on in Tucson AZ.

A churro maker, or specialist, is called a Churrero. Enjoy one of the finest Spanish desserts served by one of our dynamic, friendly Churreros.

Rick and Ricky Pintor