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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 #281 of 6,112 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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Chicago, Illinois
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44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Place is cute and crowded. You can see them making the items in the back. Didn't do all that much for me. Churros were not warm but the chocolate was very hot. This is the sort of place one s expected to visit and would somewhat regret if they didn't try it. Once was enough.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We tried a couple of places for churros - but these were the best. There was a bit of a queue for a table, but we didn't have to wait too long, and the churros arrived very quickly after we sat down. The churros was so good that we came here twice over our trip.

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London
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77 reviews 77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Fabulous churros, crispy and good value for money. The chocolate is ok, thick but not that rich tasting unfortunately. Rather than being pure melted chocolate I would guess quite a bit of powdered cocoa drink is mixed in to bulk it up. Worth a visit for the churros alone.

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I am always amazed that they are so accommodating to large groups! We took a group of 20 students and they had us sit downstairs. One waiter carried all 20 cups of chocolate and all 20 orders of Churros down the stairs together! I love this place!

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Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best places we found for Churros, definitely worth going to, you may have to wait for somewhere to sit but as it is so quick you shouldn't have to wait long, we had heaps of fun here, would recommend and would return!

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Springdale, Arkansas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

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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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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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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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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