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Chocolateria San Gines

#300 of 7,090 Restaurants in Madrid
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Pasadizo de San Gines 5, 28013 Madrid, Spain
91 365 65 46
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Only one word - delicious

This is the one and the best Churros chocolateria. It is difficult to find a place to sit and taste the churros and chocolate. You have to wait. This, offcourse, makes you a little nervous while looking at the delicious churros. But after a while you sit and start tasting the chocolate and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Sahmali56
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Ankara, Turkey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Ankara, Turkey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is the one and the best Churros chocolateria. It is difficult to find a place to sit and taste the churros and chocolate. You have to wait. This, offcourse, makes you a little nervous while looking at the delicious churros. But after a while you sit and start tasting the chocolate and the churros. You have to pay first... More 

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Peosta, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I searched all over Madrid to find the best churro and this place was it. So delicious and cheap. I wish I would have gone back again before I left.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I went here with my friend at the weekend after several recommendations from friends saying the churros were fantastic. We were not disappointed! We ordered the 6 churros with a cup of hot melted chocolate to share. They were simply devine, service was great and it's good value for money as the portion size was decent. Only slight drawback is... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

A nice little cafe and a must do touristy experience for anyone visiting Madrid. Tasty churros and a cup of melted chocolate to go with them. Try it out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Delicious chocolate con churros. Order at the counter for take away or to eat there. Ours were delivered to our table hot with thick hot chocolate for dipping. Reminded all of us of Cafe du Monde in New Orleans. Just part of the experience of visiting Madrid!

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Naples, Italy
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38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

A bit confusing at first, but totally worth it! You pay for your food and such first, then find a table (unless you have people in your party that can help!) Remember that there is seating downstairs and outside. The chocolate is EXTREMELY rich! We split one order of chocolate and an order of six churros. A great snack to... More 

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Egues, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

You absolutely must hava a chocolate con churros in this old cafeteria, open 24 hours. It is a tradition as well as a good idea for cold days or nights. We had to queue for some minutes at rush hour but it was worth the wait. Taste both "churros" and "porras" well dipped into the warm chocolate.

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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Due to the positive comments in the LonelyPlanet guide, we went here for some churros. This place is located in a side street close to Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol. We paid €7.80 for 2 portions of 6 churros with hot chocolate. The churros were okay but not better than any other churros stand in Spain. The chocolate was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

If you are at Madrid and wanna have the best hot chocolate and churros, then this is the place you should go. A cup filled of freshly made hot chocolate with crispy churros are like heaven :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

A visit to Madrid is not complete without breakfast of chocolate con churros at Chocolateria San Gines. The drinking chocolate is thick and rich and the churros add a local touch. The place has been around over a hundred years and has a classic look and feel. The clientele is an interesting mix of tourists and locals; people having breakfast... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pasadizo de San Gines 5, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: 91 365 65 46

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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Neighborhood Profile
Centro
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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