Whenever we go to Madrid, we always eat churros con chocolate. There are 2 places that we always go. Either San Gines or Valor. However we don’t end up going to San Gines because there is always a long line & wait and I personally find their churros a little oily, so that’s why you can see here that we ate in CHOCOLATERIA VALOR twice in one Madrid trip.
This is the VALOR that we usually go to in the older part of Madrid. Almost the entire staff is made up of Filipinos or Pinoys. So it’s always fun talking to them in Tagalog & enjoying the typical warm Filipino hospitality & friendliness.
Because we had DiploDog we sat outside. There is a 15% surcharge for sitting outside but it’s well worth it when the weather is nice. It’s also fun to people watch. The only negative is that there are people smoking outside so for those with asthma or allergies, be warned.
We are here for a very simple reason: to enjoy the churros con chocolate of course! I just want to warn you guys not to order the sparkling water in Valor because it’s VICHY CATALAN which is pretty darn salty. I consider myself a fan of different sparkling water… but this one just isn’t any good.
I find it fascinating how the napkins are different in Madrid from other places in the world. It’s very papery & thin but somehow absorbs oil very well. Don’t you agree it’s a bit different?
The CHURROS CON CHOCOLATE did not disappoint. Normally I find hot chocolate too heavy but when we go to Valor, I always end up finishing mine. The CHURROS aren’t too thin or thick, and they are perfectly crunch everytime.
Because we walked so much, we allowed DiploBaby a treat: chocolate ice cream, which was pretty darned delicious with chocolate shavings inside!
We found it funny that as Filipinos, our server was the only non-Pinoy server in the whole restaurant. She was so happy to meet Filipinos and was telling her how her colleagues were all Filipinos.
CHOCOLATERIA VALOR CALLAO-MADRID INTERIORS
The interiors are very traditional and beautiful. As you can see because the weather was so good, barely anybody ate inside.
Tile mural on chocolate
Had to go to the bathroom, that’s why I entered LOL!
One thing you can buy to take home are their chocolate bonbons & chocolate powder so you can make hot chocolate at home.
We had fun picking out bonbons to try. They also have chocolate bars for pasalubongs. The hot chocolate packs are also good to gift people back home.
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This location is small but new. It was by chance that we passed by it when we were getting hungry for merienda (afternoon snacks) so we took the chance & easily found a table.
The sandwiches were good. We enjoyed sharing them so we had space for churros at the end. This is the ham & cheese toastie or Sandwich Mixto de Jamon de York y Queso that TD & DiploBaby shared.
Yaya B & I shared this Molete de Atun, Tomate y Aceitunas. Basically a tuna sandwich. Be sure to generously sprinkle with the Extra Virgin Olive Oil – it’s just so different & leveled up in Spain! – and the mayonnaise.
Look how happy we all are when the churros con chocolate arrived! One thing with Valor is you can be sure that hot chocolate is divine!
The look of loving DiploBaby is giving those churros LOL!