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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 #260 of 6,491 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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FAREHAM, HAMPSHIRE, U.K.
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Hot crispy churros and thick chocolate dipping sauce. Beautiful marble tables and beautifully tiled with photographs of the famous people that have frequented the establishment. You've just got to do it!

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Came here at 2am after the Real Madrid football match - a lot of fun. Staff were helpful and friendly. Churros were lovely, hot chocolate was think and hot and chocolatey. A tradition in Madrid - take advantage of its 24 hours opening times as it wasn't very busy but still a good atmosphere. Enjoyable experience.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The churros were warm and crispy and the chocolate was warm and thick. Place your order and grab a table-it doesn't take long to get your order-just make sure the wait staff see your receipt.

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Munich
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The best churros I had in Madrid. Beautiful place and very friendly service! Would go back again any chance I get!!

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Budapest, Hungary
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Perfect hot chocholate and delecious churros!!! Staff was ok, and open 0-24. It was great, I'll gp back! ;)

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Okemos, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I read about San Gines before I left for Spain that it was a must try place for churros and chocolate. Well...it was good but I think there are other places that I have been to that served them just as good. If you are in the area, which most likely you will be as it is in the center... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

You go there as much for the atmosphere and history of the place as the churros. If you don't speak Spanish then the ordering system can be a bit odd (you go up to a counter, order and pay, then wait until a table becomes available). There are often queues but they seem to go down fairly quickly. We actually... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The churros with hot chocolate are a classic thing to do in Madrid, and a good classic! It's a special thing to make at night, even if you're in Summer!

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Leuven, Belgium
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

There's a reason this place has been open since 1894! It's because it's bloody delicious. We were in Madrid for 4 days and went to San Gines 3 times. It's easy, fast, cheap and delicious if you just want to have a snack to go (6 churros for € 1.60) or if you just want to relax and have churros... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Totally loved the churros con chocolate... They were definitely worth the diet cheat day! I thought that the chocolate was very rich and not excessively sweet.The ambiance was very neat too; the cafe is located on an old narrow street. I was pleasantly surprised to many local families eating there, which means it's not just a tourist trap!

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