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Chocolateria San Gines

Pasadizo de San Gines 5, 28013 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
91 365 65 46
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Ranked #264 of 6,464 restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Centro
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Austin, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My wife, daughter, and I walked to Chocolateria San Gines one morning about 8:00 a.m. We were ready to get going but apparently the rest of Madrid was not. Everyone else seemed to still be asleep. No matter. We had the place to ourselves and enjoyed the churros, chocolate, and coffee, not to mention the pictures of the famous people... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Our Spanish teacher had talked up the famous chocolate and churros for years, so we were keen on finding some. This place is world famous. There isn't much seating on the inside (all were occupied), but they have many tables outside with fans. A friend had warned us that there are 6 huge churros that come with one cup of... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Order what you would like up at the cash register. They accept visa which isn't common but it must be €5+. You are given a receipt and an order. Find a table to sit at (inside or out). As a server walks by give him your order print out. They will bring you your order. Now, how it works aside...it... More

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Sevilla
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101 reviews 101 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is the original, ancient home of the Spanish Churro. Outstanding Churros (Spanish style) that rival the famous Churros (Mexican style) found in San Miguel de Allende. Beautiful location & reasonably priced.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Wonderful churros with warm chocolate. The service in perfect, everybody very kind and nice location. The price is really good we will come back in our next trip to Madrid.

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Minnesota
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It was difficult to figure out the ordering process. You need to stand in line at the counter, order, and then find a table. The hot melted chocolate was good. I'm not a big fan of churros (greasy to me) for dipping in the chocolate. That said this establishment has been in business since 1891 and we felt we experienced... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

La chocolateria de San Gines is a classic, is a magical atmosphere, you would see the photos of everybody who's been there. All around Europe there are a lot of restaurant and wonderful places, yes Paris has a great chocolate but nothing like the one in San Gines, is perfect, an experience you will never forget

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Istanbul, Turkey
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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The best chocolatier and desserts in the town and espana :) Dont miss this taste and pleasure in your vacation in the madrid :)

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San Francisco
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

the chocolate was so rich and delicious and the churros were perfectly done! lots of people each time we went there (3x). waiters were efficient and the guy who was dunking the churros on a vat even posed for a picture! madrilenos can be muy lindo y simpatico!

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Midlands, UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

I'm not an expert in these matters but I can easily believe the churrios served here are the best anywhere. Does only one thing and does it well. But I did come away thinking I'd just shortened my life by a few days due to an overdose of fat and carbs!

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