A town fair is not a fair without the churros. A churreria is the place where they make churros; [CHOOR-roh] Similiar to a cruller, this Spanish, Mexican and Guatemalan specialty consists of a sweet-dough spiral that is deep-fried and eaten like a doughnut.
This churreria takes its name from a flyer the original owner, the grandpa, saw of a Mexican restaurant and he liked the sound of it without really knowing what Huasteca was. In case you don’t know, below you will find the Wikipedia introduction to La Huesteca entry:
La Huasteca is a geographical and cultural region located in Mexico along the Gulf of Mexico which includes parts of the states of Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Puebla, Hidalgo, San Luis Potosí, Querétaro, and Guanajuato. It is roughly defined as the area in which the Huastec people had influence when their civilization was at its height in the Mesoamerican period. Today, the Huastecs occupy only a fraction of this region with the Nahua people now the most numerous indigenous group. However, those who live in the region share a number of cultural traits such as a style of music and dance along with religious festivals such as Xantolo… continue reading a Wikipedia.
Here’s probably the best known song from the Huasteca region, interpreted by Grammy Award–winning American Chicano rock band from East Los Angeles, California.
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