A steady crowd of people quickly line up along the red-velour ropes in front of Don Churros from 5:30 to 10 p.m. every Thursday through Sunday. Nestled by a parking lot near George’s Best Burgers in Anaheim, the family-owned business delights dessert-lovers with 47-year-old churro recipes from Jalisco, Mexico. And even though the food truck has only been open for a few months, it already delivers the best churros in the county.
The menu is simple. For those seeking familiar comforts, there’s el tradicional, whose slender, sugary stem crinkles into doughy softness upon first bite. But for an indulgent novelty, order the churro grueso (a.k.a. the “Don Churro”) with ice cream.
Unlike el tradicional, the Don Churro is a stubby snack coated in brown sugar. The deep-fried dough is sliced in the middle, with a slathering of caramel sauce applied to its entrails, then two scoops of vanilla bean ice cream. The ice cream is slightly sandy in texture, with a sweet splash of vanilla that compliments, not overpowers, the churro’s flavor. The confection is best eaten as if it were an ice cream sandwich, but keep a plastic spoon and some napkins handy, as things can get a little messy.
Don Churros boasts it’s the only spot in OC to offer the treat, which is popular in the highlands of Yahualica, Jalisco. And it’s so good it probably won’t be long before Don Churros goes from food truck to brick-and-motor. Just ask San Jose: Anaheim city officials recently sent three boxes of diced, seven-piece roscas enteras to the Northern California city to settle a lost bet between mayors over the NHL playoffs. Even Shark fans can’t deny Don Churros’ offerings are churrific!
Don Churros, 1475 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, (714) 717-7946; www.donchurrosgomez.com.
Gabriel San Roman is from Anacrime. He’s a journalist, subversive historian and tallest Mexican in OC.