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Chocolateria San Gines

#182 of 8,823 Places to Eat in Madrid
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Pasaje San Gines 5, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 65 65 46
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is very busy and rightfully so! The churros are amazing, the chocolate is perfection. I would definitely go back when in Madrid again.

Thank OneSleepyHippo
Arlington, Virginia
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was really busy and we had to wait for a table, but it wasn't too long. We got two orders of churros con chocolate for 3 of us, but we probably would have been fine with just sharing one since you get so many churros. It's a historic place that's been around over 100 years, and the churros... More 

Thank jrkorzen
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

this is a well known place in Madrid was sent here by a friend also read some reviews c here came on Dec 8th at night ,very nice atmosphere ordered some churros and another version called porras anyway if you put aside the fact that this is an institution... with celebrity photos etc.. this is basically fried dough that you... More 

Thank Gali C
Kings Lynn ,United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must visit in Madrid. Superb Churros! Great value and friendly staff. This was our first ever visit to Madrid so we were looking for somewhere nice and we found it.

Thank Mark H
Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I absolutely loved the Churros and chocolate from this place. Best I have had from all other places I visited.

Thank belo_zondo
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

San Gines is a 24X7 chocolateria located right in the center of Madrid. It is ary a ca 5 min walk from Sol, the central station on Madrid Underground. The place is famous for Chocolate and Churros, which is the traditional breakfast in Spain. It is available through the day and served fresh A Café Latte with churros on cold... More 

Thank Jasdeep264
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54 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Churros and chocolate! Delightful! Do it!!! Fast service. Reasonable amount of inside and outside seating.

Thank pharming_48
Durham, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This iconic Choclateria is the place to go for the cross and chocolate. Busy times are after 6, midday is a good time to go. One order is enough for two.

Thank Jill R
Bath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the quintessential location for anyone looking to enjoy "churros" the traditional madrileñan way. They serve nothing else but "churros" or "porras" with either thick hot chocolate or coffee. What else do you need? Just good company and time to enjoy the city buzz pass by.

Thank askewmind
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good churros and chocolate. A lot of people, crowded and busy! Would like to recomend not going there when its the busiest.

Thank Siv F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $4
Cafe, Spanish
Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pasaje San Gines 5, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 913 65 65 46
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.

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Staying in Centro

Neighborhood Profile
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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