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Chocolateria San Gines

#327 of 7,827 Places to Eat in Madrid
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Pasadizo de San Gines 5, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 65 65 46
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Street Parking, Waitstaff
Description: Founded in 1894 is one of the most famous of Madrid located in the passage...
Founded in 1894 is one of the most famous of Madrid located in the passage of San Gines,in the heart of the city close to the Puerta del Sol. This is one of the most popular to have chocolate con churros. Nowadays it's place where visitors and locals gather to taste the famous chocolate with churros.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Chocolate heaven

Take a step back in time in this lovely chocolateria, you need to go inside to place your order at the counter and pay, then give your receipt to the waiter who will then bring your order to your outside table. We had to try the Churros, we cleared six, the chocolate is dark so the children found... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a small place with amazing hot chocolate and "churros" you can eat sitting outdoors while the staff take care of you, is always very crowded is really famous, the staff try their best to give a great service but is so many people that maybe some they the don't get 100% but is really nice you don't be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Our tour guide recommended this place to us for dessert. They specialize in churros dipped in chocolate. They have two sizes, one is thinner than the other. It's an old world feeling atmosphere. You order and they bring them out to you with a mug full of melted delicious chocolate to dip the churros into. Unreal, delicious, do not miss... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

When in Madrid, do as the Madrilenos do right? Well the story goes they consume a lot of hot chocolate with churros so why not go to the original place, Chocolateria San Gines, and order some for yourself. It's truly the most delicious, dark, velvety, intense cup of hot chocolate you'll ever have, and the churros and tasty. But we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

You have to taste chocolate and churros at least once! The best place to try this typical breakfast is at San Gines. You cannot miss this experience!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Take a step back in time in this lovely chocolateria, you need to go inside to place your order at the counter and pay, then give your receipt to the waiter who will then bring your order to your outside table. We had to try the Churros, we cleared six, the chocolate is dark so the children found this a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Love the coffee...churros - good! Unfortunately, no free wifi but lots of chairs/tables for people to sit. Nice little hidden gem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

If you come to Madrid but I dont come to eat there, I dont think you be in Madrid. I love the churros itself without dipping in the chocolate. I can just eat and enjoy the churros. The chocolate is too rich for me so I dont really like it. I am only in madrid for a night so didnt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

chocolate and chorros is a great way to start any day, and this is the place to have them. Quick service, reasonable prices, what more could you want?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Tons of tourists, but tons of locals too. This place is absolutely delicious and surprisingly (because of tourists) not overpriced. We stopped here twice in our days in Madrid, once late at night and once in the morning. The churros con chocolate are pretty much the best. The staff is quick and efficient and the tables, which there are quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

DeliciousI cup of warm chocolate with long churros to dip in, this is a chocoholics dream absolutely yummy, a must visit place while in Madrid.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pasadizo de San Gines 5, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 913 65 65 46

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 3
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Founded in 1894 is one of the most famous of Madrid located in the passage of San Gines,in the heart of the city close to the Puerta del Sol. This is one of the most popular to have chocolate con churros. Nowadays it's place where visitors and locals gather to taste the famous chocolate with churros.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Staying in Centro

Neighborhood Profile
Centro
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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