Chocolate. It is the stuff poems and paeans are written for. Dont get me wrong, I love chocolate as much as the next person but I like my desserts just the way I like to live life; with a fair bit of sprinkling of variety. To walk into Chocolateria San Churro and expect anything other than chocolate-y items to be on the menu is a bit daft. You know what to expect, its all in the name! San Churro might not mean anything to you, but Chocolateria sure should!
I wouldnt go so far as to say I have a massive sweet tooth, but I do enjoy a good dessert quite so often. On a balmy evening, the wife was yearning for something a little sweet (Im tall, dark and handsome, but dont count) for her post dinner dessert craving. Somehow, she zeroed in on the Chocolate Tapas on offer and the two of us set out along with 2 other friends of ours who jumped at the chance for some quality time out away from home sweet home.
Chocolateria San Churro is spread over two levels, and its the second level that you will be seated at as you order whatever it is you seek to clog your arteries. The wife was like Quick Gun Murugan, quick on the draw. Im sure she placed the order for the Chocolate Tapas before any of us even had the chance of plonking ourselves into those seats. After much hemming and hawing, I ordered for a Mocha Mambo while another friend called for a Multigrain Paneer sandwich to keep her company.
The Chocolate Tapas was more chocolate-laden than I could have hoped to have sat through at one sitting. With some Cake, Chocolate Pretzels, Vanilla Ice Cream, Chocolate Sauce, Chocolate Balls and Churros on offer, it was with some dismay that I realized it was just me and the wife digging into this! God almighty, have mercy on my soul. Im not even that big a fan of chocolate! The first to vanish were the Churros which I always found to be oversized, less crunchy, Spanish chakli if one were to go purely on appearances. Call me a child, but I always make that comparison and find it amusing.
The Chocolate Tapas is a dessert platter that seemed to me like its a never-ending sea of chocolate that I would drown in. I went for the Churros first and I really enjoyed them, soft and laden with powdered sugar, the perfect accompaniment to the chocolate sauce. Unfortunately, there were 4 of us at the table and 3 Churros, so I saved everyone the effort of doing Math to see who gets how much and simply had 2 of them myself. I think we can all agree that thats only fair. If I were to make it back here, it would only be for the Churros, frankly.
My friends steered clear of the Chocolate Pretzels and so I polished off that as well, and its salty-sweet texture just didnt go well with me for some reason. The rest of the platter was just as disappointing. The Chocolate Cake and Ice Cream was decent, but I have had (and am sure will have) much better versions of it. There were 2 Chocolate Balls as well, and to my great dismay I picked the one that was not nearly as nice as the other one. How very disappointing for me, a fair summary of my evening here.
Which brings me to my Mocha Mambo rather nicely; comprising Dark Chocolate, Espresso and Dark Chocolate, I loved its dark nature because whatever else I was having was sickly sweet at times, so it served as a lovely contrast to it and I was relishing it. But as the hour wore on and it was all I was left to nurse, its dark, insidious nature wore me thin and I fell out of love with it a bit somehow. Would I recommend it? Yes, but only by itself. Have it with something sweet at your own peril.
Chocolateria San Churro is a bit of a mixed bag for me then. Its fairly pricy, offers good fare but not nearly enough variety for my taste (which you cant blame them for, they are a chocolateria after all!). Id still much rather frequent Naturals or Hokey Pokey since theres always something new to be had there even though it is only ice cream. That is the truth, however bittersweet you might find it to be.