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Chocolateria San Gines

#123 of 8,518 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 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Famous Churro bakery

Famous churro bakery. Located just off one of the main shopping street (almost missed it had I not noticed a sign) Classic decor full of photos of famous faces who have visited in the past. Attentive and well staffed. We ordered a couple drinks and of course some churros (doughnut type long... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So we decided to experience our first chocolate and churros properly, in Madrid, check, in chocolate San gines, check, cold sunny day, check, We were welcomed by the waiter who politely explained that, here, you order at the counter. Not being Spanish speakers our waiter helped us to arrive at the right combination of chocolate and the amount of churros... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Famous churro bakery. Located just off one of the main shopping street (almost missed it had I not noticed a sign) Classic decor full of photos of famous faces who have visited in the past. Attentive and well staffed. We ordered a couple drinks and of course some churros (doughnut type long pastry that's then dipped in a hot chocolate... More 

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Thank Soos M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice. Nothing much that you can't find anywhere else in Madrid, but worthy to pay a visit for Chocolate and churros.

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Thank Nikitakis
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went into San Gines for some Churros & hot chocolate. Absolutely delicious! There was a bit of a queue, however it moved quickly & there was no problem getting seating. A definite must if you're in the area!

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Thank Nettlesie
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Best churros I encountered during my visit to Spain. Great service and atmosphere, also open 24/7. You have the option of the standard size churros or a larger version, both delicious with chocolate. A must try if you're in the area!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

WOW so good but i could only have part of the great experience. I have a gluten allergy so i could not eat the churros. I wish they would of had something for me to dip into the chocolate. It was so good. its a must.

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Thank Joe M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the famous "churros & chocolate " here one evening. Long line but well worth the wait. Would definitely go back!

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Thank lchelsea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a great place for the family to stop on a cold, rainy Madrid day and enjoy wonderful hot Churros and Chocolate. Somewhat out of the way, it lent itself to sitting and taking in the local flavor while warming up and having a wonderful snack. Seek this establishment out if you are in the area and want a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to enjoy traditional churros and hot chocolate, before starting your day. Classic café in an alley off the main street. it might be busy, so be ready to queue in case of.

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Thank CaroManu1970
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Special spot - it's open 24/7 and is also delicious. Never disappoints. Get an order of churros y chocolate and a cafe.

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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 - 4
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 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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