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Chocolatería San Ginés

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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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We began and ended our day at this iconic restaurant! Breakfast with churros and chocolate was divine, so divine we returned to enjoy this delicious chocolate treat at the end of the day! Sitting inside, even in the basement for breakfast was nearly as enjoyable...as the chocolate as we found out in the evening when we ended up at a table outside. Bought myself a bag to take home with me to relive the experience. Just wished I could make churros like that!!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stopped by Chocolateria San Gines for churros and chocolate and coffee during our visit to Madrid this last November. The churros and chocolate were good but we were disappointed that the churros were a little stale and not crispy.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we came here in the afternoon, it was crowded. But still as family of 5, we were quickly shown seats. The chocolate is thick and sweet, perfect for dipping the hot, crispy churros in. Churros were delicious and authentic. One drawback is that, we...couldn't stay for long as there were people constantly coming in.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nearing the end of the day, as we finished a lovely sight seeing walk in Madrid, we stopped at the famous chocolateria outside on the terrace for fresh churros and chocolate. So far the best churros I have had during the trip and the velvety...smooth hot chocolate dip was so delicious... we HAD to order more churros to enjoy the rest of the pot. (One cannot waste such a delightful choco treat!)More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff is not really welcoming and tables outside were not clean. As this legendary place was on our bucket list for Madrid; we still bought our churros and hot chocolate and I must admit they are really good. But I had to stop after a...couple of bites as it is very oily and heavy.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 23, 2020 via mobile

The yummiest traditional churros.. My family enjoys it every time we go! Before Covid-19 it used to be extremely crowded and you have to wait so much to be seated but that is because of it’s famous taste, everybody wants to go there!

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed August 16, 2020 via mobile

Freshly cooked churros and just the right crunchiness outside and softness inside, plus wonderful chocolate dip that is not too sweet and not bitter.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 5, 2020 via mobile

There are a number of chocolaterias in Madrid but this is the original one. We have tried others which have been very good but there is something special about this place. Very old fashioned and traditional inside with great service and great food. There’s usually...a queue but it was worth the wait. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed July 30, 2020 via mobile

Madrid is the only place to try authentic churros in Spain (I remember the unpleasant embarrassment of asking if a restaurant in the Canary Islands sold Churros only for the waiter to laugh a little and explain kindly that I wasn’t in Madrid now 🤭)...and Chocolateria Sin Gines is the best spot to do so! Located up a beautiful side street, San Gines is a great spot to sit outside on the windy street and sample hot, fluffy churros dipped in smooth, delicious chocolate. San Gines is renowned for its churros so expect it to be busy and maybe touristy, but service doesn’t take too long. A must visit for every churro and chocolate lover!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed July 12, 2020 via mobile

Classic churros with generous chocolate dipping conveniently located in the heart of the city, what is more to ask ?

Date of visit: July 2020
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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
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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December 5, 2017|
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Response from Sudhanshu S | Reviewed this property |
I don't have any nut allergy so probably won't be the best person to answer your query but the staff there is very friendly and would be glad to help you out if you asked them the same. There's plenty of other things to eat... More
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