That good ol’ Spanish pastry


Did churros really originate from Spain? Some say it was the brainchild of Spanish shepherds and some say the churros was brought to Europe by the Portuguese from China. Some call it tejeringos or calentitos, but most of us only know it churros.


Dark chocolate churros

La Lola’s dark chocolate churros


I say wherever it came from or whatever it’s called I’m glad the good ol’ pastry dough opened a store dedicated to churros in the Philippines in 2014. Three years after La Lola Churreria opened its first store in Mindanao at the SM Lanang Premier. That’s where you need to go for your churros fix.


La Lola opening on SM Lanang Premier Davao'

Grand opening day madness


The churreria’s offerings come in a variety—the classic with dips sold separately (matcha, signature and dark chocolate); choco churros (churros coated in dark, matcha, butterscotch and white chocolates); churro ice cream sandwich; the xuxus (stuffed churros); and the savory churros.


Churros of La Lola

What’s your flavor? Samples of churros flavors on opening day


If you’re a fan at first bite, then there’s a reason to go back and try one variant per visit until you spot your favorites.

Flying to town on grand opening day were Dani Aliaga, Maria Perin and celebrity couple Nico Bolzico and Solenn Heussaff.


owners of La Lola Churreria in Davao

La Lola Churreria opens in Davao. On opening day came celebrity couple Nico Bolzico and Solenn Heussaff, Maria Perin & Dani Aliaga.


When asked why naming the store La Lola, Dani Aliaga replied, “Lola is a common name in Spain and in the Philippines lola (grandmother) is always correlated with love and happiness, and that’s how we prepare our churro.”


La Lola churreria opening day in Davao

Double duty. The marketing director was also the photographer on opening day


La Lola wants to spread happiness one churro at a time. Their products are made from scratch with the best ingredients, cooked fresh upon order and fried in 100% olive oil.




“We designed our churros as an awesome treat perfect for sharing.”


Churros by La Lola

Sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, the way I want my churros. Who do I share this with?


As much as the churreria wants bring chocolatey smiles for everyone I like my churros as simple as it can get, with cinnamon and sugar. That’s not on the board but they’ll gladly prepare it when requested. That made me happy. I’m sure Manny and Jinky Pacquaio with their big group were happy with their choice of churros as well.


Manny Pacquiao La Lola SM Lanang

Chump on a churro & catch a champ.


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Also published in the SunStar Davao newspaper.