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Chocolateria San Gines

#313 of 7,732 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: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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
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Nothing need to be added - the cakes are tasty and this is a good choice to eat a desert in Madrid. Go there by morning, take some cakes with you and continue wondering in the streets with some sweets

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Nothing need to be added - the cakes are tasty and this is a good choice to eat a desert in Madrid. Go there by morning, take some cakes with you and continue wondering in the streets with some sweets

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The title really says it all! This was my second visit and was as good as I remembered it to be! If you are on a diet, be careful. However, if you love chocolate this is a must try if you are in Madrid!

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Portsmouth, Hants
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The Churros and Chocolate is the best I've had, less sweet than elsewhere. Pick your time as it can get very busy and it is nice to eat inside.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Loved the cultural experience of dipping churros in a cup of chocolate while sitting people watching from an outside table on a narrow cobbled street. However the chocolate was too rich for me, I needed a couple of glasses of water to wash it down and only managed about a quarter of my chocolate.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Quick service and delicious churros. Old school little established with pictures of celebs who've visited through the years. Order at the counter and then wait for a few minutes for service. I felt though that the chocolate was a little light and should've been a little sweeter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

A fun and delicious way to spend some time - at any time because it's always open! Great place to people watch too.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Oldest chocolate shop in Madrid. For just under 4 euros you get a cup of dipping chocolate and 6 churros to dip in it. Delicious! Open 24 hours . Its a must when in Madrid!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Churros con chocolate... Simply awesome and this place has been doing it right for a VERY longtime! A bowl and 6 churros is enough to split if you want (less than 5 Euros). Pay at the counter inside and take a seat with your ticket. The very efficient staff will pick up your ticket and then bring your order promptly.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Found this place by chance near to Plaza Mayor when we were looking for churros for dessert. Great little place, with many a picture of famous patrons covering the walls. Churros was excellent and decently priced.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Down a lovely side street the shade covered chairs provide the perfect opportunity to sit and have a coffee out of the sun. Sadly the churros themselves tasted as if they had been out of the fryer for quite some time and were a little pricey but I sensed it was a bit of a tourist trap so relatively I... More 

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Additional Information about Chocolateria San Gines

Address: 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: Spanish

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine

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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