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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 #271 of 6,104 restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Centro
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Springdale, Arkansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

When I arrived in Madrid I was in search for the best hot chocolate and churros! I'd heard of this place and was told this place was a must. The atmosphere and the little shop itself is welcoming. The hot chocolate though was mediocre. Spain is known to have hot chocolate so thick you can stand your spoon in it!... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The churros are fresh and hot, the hot chocolate is Spanish style (of course) which is much thicker and darker than what we in the U.S. commonly think of. Combine that with the atmosphere of the Chocolatería San Ginés and you have a fun experience. We stopped in for a mid afternoon snack and the place was packed. Order at... More

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Arlington, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

So we went there because of all the hoopla, but honestly - Starbucks makes better hot chocolate... It tasted commercial, and had a weird aftertaste, like it was fake or something. Pass.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

If you visit Madrid, then you have to try the hot chocolate with Churros. We went here for breakfast, there was a line of people waiting to get in, which move really fast. We waited only for like 3 minutes in line. You pay before sitting down, then they give you a table and bring you what your ordered. Great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

I am sitting right here, find the place by accident. I have never tried churros before, but its just heaven. The place is semi-full, and not crowded at all. The prices are O.K, about 3,80 ? for the churros (sufficient quantity) with hot chocolate! I would certainly recommand!

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Tucked away on one of the typical little alleys in Madrid, this place is always buzzing, full of life and people. The actual churros - like all churros I imagine - are some fried, greasy doughnuts that are served with hot chocolate. They are not very tasty, but it's worth trying them if you're visiting Madrid and want to try... More

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

On planning my short trip to Madrid, this was one of my must-do activities. Not just for chocolate lovers, but a great way to immerse yourself in Madrid. The churros were cooked fresh and were HUGE! There was no issues with portion sizes! I loved looking at all of the pictures on the wall of all of the famous people... More

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Usa, Japan
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33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

had churros and chocolate late one evening. sat outside on the tables with the heaters. you actually have to pay and get a ticket inside (for which you have to wait in long lines!) and then take a table and the waiter brings your order to your table. would have been helpful to know that the ticket needed to be... More

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Dallas, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

It is always fun to go for "breakfast" and find locals just finishing there night. This place is always clean, good service and the churros and chocolate are excellent. Do as the spaniards do!

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Yehud, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

We got to the place with high expectations but the hot chocolate was far from what was described on tourist guides. I've been to better places around the world including my home town. Better to spend the time on other attractions.

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