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Chocolateria San Gines

#306 of 7,617 Places to Eat in Madrid
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Pasadizo de San Gines 5 | 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: Dinner, Dessert, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Late Night, 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
A must try in Madrid

Always pack with tourists and locals. Try churros with chocolate if you come here the first time. There are two sizes of churros but we prefer the smaller one.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

San Gines is a famous churros and chocolate place not far from Plaza del Sol and Plaza Mayor in Madrid. It's right near the night club Joy. The staff is very efficient. You walk in, place your order (you need to order churros with the cup of chocolate) and then you simply wait at a table or the counter. It... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Churros and chocolate is a classic treat in Madrid and this spot serves the best of both. Since the churros are typically dipped in the warm chocolate (more a chocolate pudding than hot chocolate) it is good to have a couple of other people to share your order with. There will be more than enough for 2 or 3 people!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I took a two week vacation to Spain and traveled around Andalucia. We flew into Madrid and stayed there for 4 nights. We absolutely LOVED the crispy Churros and thick chocolate to dip them. It was our first stop for a snack after being jet lagged, and it really was a taste to savor! We returned to... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Always pack with tourists and locals. Try churros with chocolate if you come here the first time. There are two sizes of churros but we prefer the smaller one.

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Chino Hills, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

One Euro will get you six 12" churros and a cup of chocolate to dip them in. How can you beat that? 10:00pm-12:00 midnight is the busiest time. The line was out the door, but the service was quick. The trick is to know what you want before you get to the counter. "Dos, por favor" is all you need... More 

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Marco Island, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Definitely order chocolate with churros here. They are not the best I have had, (that was in Barcelona), as chocolate dipping sauce is not as thick as it should be and the churros are hard and somewhat crunchy. However, it overall is a pretty good place to have a quick breakfast. There is quite a bit of cool memorabilia on... More 

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Ah the churros and chocolate. Absolutely divine! One order is plenty to share for three people. Don't have eyes that are too big for your head--it is so sweet and rich, you don't want to eat more than a couple. Fabulous chocolate. Order at the counter and they will bring it to you.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

There are probably the best churros with hot chocolate in town. If you want to try traditional spanish dessert, you couldn't miss a chance to taste these! Try it and you won't be dissapointed!

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Kent, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Churros and chocolate to die for!! Lovely place tucked away in a little side street, seating inside and out, service impeccable and would highly recommend to anyone :-)

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Caracas, Venezuela
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

In a hidden street close to San Gines Church in the middle of Madrid there is this "Chocolateria" that serves principally delicious hot chocolate with churros they also have cafe and other things. The waiters are very sweet and kind and the service is very fast.

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Additional Information about Chocolateria San Gines

Address: Pasadizo de San Gines 5 | Pasadizo de San Gines 5, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: +34 913 65 65 46
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
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
Average Prices: USD 2 - 3
Cuisine: Dessert, Spanish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pasadizo de San Gines 5 | 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: Dessert, 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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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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