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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 #288 of 6,440 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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San Francisco
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

the chocolate was so rich and delicious and the churros were perfectly done! lots of people each time we went there (3x). waiters were efficient and the guy who was dunking the churros on a vat even posed for a picture! madrilenos can be muy lindo y simpatico!

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Midlands, UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

I'm not an expert in these matters but I can easily believe the churrios served here are the best anywhere. Does only one thing and does it well. But I did come away thinking I'd just shortened my life by a few days due to an overdose of fat and carbs!

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Los Angeles
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Got food poisoning from the limon granada. Threw up at least five times last night and this AM. Do not go there!!!! I feel like I'm dying. The thought of churros and chocolate sauce (not hot chocolate) makes me dry heave bc of this place. Don't let it ruin your trip to Madrid...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

It's exactly as delicious as you think it would be. Always open, great location, easy to find. Be sure to ask for milk, too. :)

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Lovely place, quiet yet atmospheric location with very pleasant staff, nice churros and reasonably priced. Not to be missed for a delicious start to the day.

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Vicenza, Italy
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Chocolate con churros, need I say more? San Gines had, hands down, the best that we tried during our week long trip across Spain. The chocolate is creamy, the churros are crisp and hot, and you will want to come back for more, again and again. And you can, because San Gines is open 24 hours! The waitstaff is friendly,... More

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VA
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52 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This place is famous and has been around for a long time. I stopped for breakfast early one morning so there was no line yet. I enjoyed my coffee with churros very much. The ambiance is very inviting also - similar to some of the Viennese cafes but not quite so ornate. I had a hard time deciding whether I... More

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Good churros at reasonable price, but lack of space to sit. Yet I'm happy I know this place. Even my husband that was critical for churros liked them with chocolate after visiting this churreria :)

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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139 reviews 139 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Chocolateria San Gines is my gold standard for churros and chocolate. It can be a busy place, but the line moves quickly. I order the tried and true, chocolate and churros, just one order is enough. Then take a table. The waiters come around, taking your receipt and then bringing your order. The chocolate is awesome, just the right consistency... More

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Bogota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I was recommended by many local to visit San Gines and enjoy Madrid's traditional churros, I must say that they were absolutely gorgeous. We were very lucky because by the time we arrived there was not many people, when we left it was completely full. You will have to first pay at the cashier and then they will bring your... More

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