Five Great Indianapolis Options For Sweet And Delicious Churros

These Indy restaurants put their own spin on the fried and sugary treat.
Churros and dulche de leche sauce from Che Chori. Photo by Tony Valainis

Churros are having a moment in Indianapolis. Widely available in Spanish, Portuguese, and Tagalog-speaking countries, the afternoon coffee break standby has become a local dessert superstar. Here are five great spots to to find the sweet and crunchy fried treats.

Festiva

This Monon 16 Mexican spot uses a traditional pate a choux recipe for its churro dough, deep-frying each serving to order. The hot churros come with a house-made dulce de leche sauce and are topped with a homemade chocolate ganache and dark and milk chocolate morsels. 1217 E. 16th St., 317-635-4444


Che Chori

“In Argentina, at 5 o’clock every day, we have churros with coffee, maté, or tea,” says Che Chori owner Marcos Cesar Perera. His grab-and-go restaurant fries each churro to order and coats them in cinnamon sugar. A generous portion of dulce de leche, made with milk, vanilla, and sugar, is served on the side. 3124 W. 16th St., 317-737-2012


The Inferno Room

This Fountain Square restaurant’s banana fritter and churro dessert is fried to order, ensuring that the entire dish is—per the tiki bar’s name—hot on arrival. Its bananas are drenched in coconut milk, spices, and brown sugar, and the churros are sugar- and cinnamon-coated. The whole thing is topped off with chocolate and caramel sauces. 902 Virginia Ave., 317-426-2343


Delicia

For the last 10 years, the same cook has made Delicia’s churros using a family recipe provided by one of the New Latin restaurant’s original employees. The dessert menu standby comes four to five to an order and is coated in cinnamon, sugar, and spices, with a drizzle of Abuelita chocolate sauce on top. 5215 N. College Ave., 317-925-0677


Livery

Cunningham Restaurant Group chef Casey Frank fell for churros in a remote, Argentinian beach town. The churrería owner would only share select details about his treats, so Frank and his mother-in- law, Cora Garcia, worked for months to accurately reproduce them. Livery churros are tossed in sugar and served with homemade dulce de leche. 720 N. College Ave., 317-383-0330