With summer around the corner, Churro Boss has arrived to be your new sweet-tooth spot during break.

This past week I was able to check out Downtown Covina’s newest addition of grub spots, Churro Boss. Originally a churro truck that was based in LA and made frequent appearances at the Sunday Market, Churro Boss opened its physical location in Covina last month.

The shop is located at 117 N. Citrus Ave., which is only a 10-15 minute drive from APU’s campus. Since it has only been a month into its grand opening and is a small store, there isn’t any seating inside. You’ll have to eat your dessert in your car or outside at a nearby bench.

As of right now, these are the store’s hours of operation: closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, 1pm-8pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays and 12pm-8pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Although “Churro” is in the name, Churro Boss is also a café and cremeria (ice cream). 

Besides drip coffee, espressos and cold brews, Churro Boss has specialty drinks like café de olla, dulce de leche and Mexican chocolate, that can be served either hot or iced. 

For ice cream, they have vanilla, chocolate, butter pecan, and more. You can also top your ice cream with select cereal.

During this visit, I didn’t order any ice cream, but I got to try their café de olla (coffee mixed with cinnamon and piloncillo). As someone who regularly goes to Mexican cafés and orders café de olla, this is one of the best I’ve had. It was super smooth and had a great blend between coffee’s bitterness and the sweetness of the cream and cinnamon.

Of course, this review is all about the churros. 

As a SoCal native, great churros can come from pop-up tents, food trucks and my favorite place, Redondo Beach. Expectations were high, especially with the name “Churro Boss.” Once I saw that the churros were made to order, I knew I was in for a treat.

Then, an employee told me that the churros come with a side of dipping sauce. Condensed milk (lechera), cajeta (caramel), chocolate and strawberry were my options. I went with the condensed milk since I was told it was the popular choice.

Finally, I was able to dig in, and this dynamic duo did not disappoint.

If I had to do a one word review, it would be FIRE. The churros were thick yet soft and had a nice crunch to them. The condensed milk was a great side of overloaded sweetness. Together, it was an unbeatable combination.

Just like their slogan said, Churro Boss is “killer good.”

Definitely come down to Churro Boss with friends and family. The staff was very friendly and the service was quick. As a local business, they are eager to connect with the community, so let’s show some support. 

Photo courtesy of Luke Perez