By Brittany Anas / NewsBreak Denver
(Aurora, Colo.) An authentic churrería brings a taste of Spain to the Stanley Marketplace, serving churros with rich, warm chocolate dipping sauces for dunking.
The Stanley Marketplace, a former aviation factory turned small business collective in Aurora, celebrates its fifth anniversary this year. One of its newest vendors is Churreria de Madrid, an authentic Spanish churro bar led by Jose Manuel Marquez, a native of Anadulisia, Spain and former kitchen manager of Maria Empanada. The churro spot, decorated with colorful Spanish tiles, is the sweet sister of Maria Empanada, a beloved local empanada spot that also has an outpost in Stanley Marketplace.
Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, single churros are 85 cents and churros filled with custard or dulce de leche are $2.75. The churro bar is meant to be an all-day snack spot, but Marquez points out that in Madrid, it’s perfectly acceptable to order churros for breakfast.
If savory snacks are more your thing, the churrería also sells fried patatas bravas with dipping sauces, like garlic parmesan mayo and basque beer cheese.
Curious what else is new at the marketplace? Colorado’s iconic Tattered Cover Book Store recently opened its first-ever children’s-focused concept Tattered Cover Kids. The store holds children’s storytime gatherings in English and Spanish.
Next up, a mod, 1950s-style Pan-Am themed bar will open. The opening date of Sky Bar hasn’t been announced yet.