You have to experience this while in Madrid! I love it..I dont even like chocolate..like cure all ills-ok that is an exaggeration. Very popular
I'm afraid we just had to do the tourist thing and go to this place for our chocolate and churros; despite the fact that they are available in many places in Madrid. For a fun experience it was the right choice, the fare was really good and we must have consumed a million calories! I admit to feeling like we... More
We didn't enjoy San Gines at all. Chocolate seemed like the right consistency but didn't taste chocolaty. It's pretty clear they delute it quite a lot and to keep up the appearances they add starch or something. Also as with many touristy places in Madrid, a street musician/homeless person was right there in your face with the loudest accordion ever... More
Quite a nice place, in a kind of a hidden alley that will keep you away from Madrid´s crowdness. The thicvk hot chocolate definitely worth trying. The churros are just OK.
The place is indeed one of those places recommended by all guides, but in fact a tourist trap. Churros are expensive, very greasy and served luke warm!
We have heard many great comments about this place and decided to try it out this morning. We arrived on a Saturday morning about 10:30 am and had a short wait in line. As others have noted, you place your order first and then find a table either inside or out. Service was quick and friendly and prices are very... More
We read this place was the most famous so we stopped aroudn 5p one rainy, cold afternoon. There was outdoor and indoor seating and a long line where you place your order and pay, then the server finds you and your flag soon after. The outdoor tables had heaters so it was plesant and we enjoyed the people watching.The churros... More
My husband and I have been looking forward to trying churros since we came to Spain so of course we try this place based on the reviews on this site and the recommendation by Rick Steve's guidebook. What a disappointment! Not only were the prices high but the Churros were luke warm and the chocolate was like Hershey syrup- bleeech!
We heard the hype and read the reviews and very much enjoyed our chocolate and churros. We rarely have hot chocolate and we'd never had churros before so we can't compare but we did enjoy them. Sitting outside was the best recommendation, it was way too noisy and stuffy indoors. I'm also very grateful for the reviewer that described how... More
I like the place, the history and the atmosphere. I like the chocolate although I don't understand why it kind of shines. You can see your reflection on it, kind of a mirror. Are they using a chemical to achieve this?. So far so good, now comes what I do not like about the place, the churros. Churros the fresher... More
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