In Spain, churros are still a very popular breakfast, snack or dessert. It was only a matter of time before churros travelled to South America and other Hispanic countries and communities, eventually making their way to North America. Toro Churro is proud to be on the cutting-edge of the hot, new trend towards Spanish culture and cuisine. It's the first eatery in New Zealand to adopt delicious churros as its signature dish. We've aptly called our signature churro, the Toro Churro, and we know you will love it as much as we do!
Churros are traditional Spanish desserts developed centuries ago by Spanish shepherds. Up high in the mountains, fresh baked goods were impossible to come by, so the ingenious, nomadic folk of the hills came up with a delicious cake-like, cylindrical, daily staple which they could easily cook in a pan over an open fire. This was the birth of Churros.
The ‘Churro' got its name from the Spanish shepherds which saw a resemblance in their Churra sheep. Originally churros were about the size of a breadstick, and they were eaten plain or rolled in cinnamon sugar.