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Chocolatería San Ginés

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Updated 07/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
Founded in 1894 is one of the most famous of Madrid located in the passage of San Gines,in the heart of the city close to the Puerta del Sol. This is one of the most popular to have chocolate con churros. Nowadays it's place where visitors and locals gather to taste the famous chocolate with churros.
PRICE RANGE
$2 - $5
Meals
Late Night
CUISINES
Cafe, Spanish
FEATURES
Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the best place for churros con chocolate! Can not seem to have enough! If you love churros con chocolate, then you must try San Gines!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Oh so good, to refuel. Remember to come here before you run out of patience. The line was not too bad, but worth the wait. Everything was nice and warm. The chocolate is so thick, and the churros warm and delicious dipped in the hot...chocolate. Remember to pace yourself, relax and enjoy the sweetness.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ermm... they are just churros.... like churros you get everywhere else. They are a good snack. We went around 5pm so there were seats right away. I don't regret going, but definitely skip if there is a line. The cappuccino is not drinkable, even after...I pour lots of chocolate in there trying to make my own mocha, still can't save it.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We found out about this place via the Netflix series Someone Feed Phil. The churros weren't that heavy or greasy, and the chocolate was perfect for dipping.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice fresh churros, with a beautifully balanced chocolate sauce. Plus your choice of drink, mKes a special treat any time of the day.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although a “must do” when in Madrid, the place lacks enthusiasm and pride. The staff are somewhere between rude and not interested. No passion at all. Churros were only so so, the chocolate sauce was nice. Overall disappointing.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bad quality of the product, And the product is served cold and not freshly made. Very expensive. nothing recommended. i'm from Madrid.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here as it was a must do, staff not really friendly and want you out as quick as possible. Can't complain about the price as was surprisingly cheap. Churro portion was a decent size

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing chocolate! Great location. Even during peak hours, service is very quick. It is worth a visit.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We taste different well reviewed places between Madrid and Barcellona and this has been the best. If you want to take away they have a dedicated shop otherwise you will need to wait to be seated at a table.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, but overrated in my opinion. Price wise quite reasonable. Quick service. Portions also good. Worth a visit and experience

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The title just about says it all. People had told us about this place and said it was the best.We went here as part of a Tripadvisor tour and so glad we did. No wait for a table and it appeared that there were people...waiting even at 10:15 PM. The chocolate was heavenly, thick and rich, dark but not bitter. The churros were fresh and warm. It was a perfect dessert after a wonderful tour. Thank you Brian!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family came here and enjoyed churros with chocolate dipping sauce. The lemonade and espresso were delicious as well. Great service. Our waiter spoke excellent English which was helpful.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is one of those places that are really old. Has been around since 1894. Therefore, it is worth a visit to see. The chocolate was good, nothing exceptional. Very crowded, and staff do not give enough attention.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came for the churros and they did not disappoint! However, the service was not very nice as our waitress didn't bother saying a word to us and practically threw our food on our table. I ordered an iced coffee and an espresso and our...waitress figured that she could give us plain black coffee instead, even though that was far from what I asked for and the coffees ended up being really bad as well as tasteless. The prices are reasonable considering the fact that this is a very popular tourist spot.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Anag8989
January 4, 2022|
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Response from 505badgolfer | Reviewed this property |
No se. El restaurante tiene un sitio internet. Puede enviar un correo electronico al restaurante con su pregunta.
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fahadj
March 1, 2019|
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Response from yidimartinez | Reviewed this property |
You have to pay first and then take a sit. They are usually busy so you have to check down stairs also to get a table
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May 18, 2018|
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Response from Grupo T | Property representative |
Buenos días, el error se debió a una errata en la elaboración de la carta en chino. Dicho error no aparece en el resto de idiomas. Fue corregido en cuanto nos lo avisaron. Muchas gracias.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chocolatería San Ginés

Yes, Chocolatería San Ginés offers takeout services.

Yes, Chocolatería San Ginés is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Chocolatería San Ginés is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4