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Chocolateria San Gines

#150 of 8,400 Places to Eat in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
As featured in Best Food in Madrid and 3 other guides
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Pasadizo de 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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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Want to take the family for dessert but not break the bank? Head to Chocolateria San Gines. Churros and melted chocolate to dip them in..... So, so good and just fun for all. We were in Madrid one week and went three times!

Thank Maryjane C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was very busy and there was a queue but it was worth the wait. The churro a and chocolate were very good. Plenty given and great value.

Thank NGill1
Rome, Italy
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25 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place specialising in chocolate and in the fried bread sticks which accompany a steaming cup of thick and scrumpious hot chocalate is a not-to-be-missed experience in Madrid. Close to the church of San Gines just off the Calle Aremal, it is a charming place to relax.

Thank tmacquiban2016
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Thank God I had a chance To go To this place. Great service. The churros were amazing. The chocolate is heavy but To dip The churros was great. The lemonade is also a must. Great tradition for us a must!!!

Thank pecaMiami
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70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! My teenage daughter really wanted to eat churros. After searching TA we landed on this place which I believe is the original home of this dessert. The dish is 4€ per serving with quite a lot of churros. To our delight the churros were warm having been freshly made. The hot thick chocolate was lovely. We were totally delighted... More 

Thank Sagar D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by for the famous hot chocolate and churros and thoroughly enjoyed the dessert. The chocolate is a bit more bitter than expected which was a refreshing change from the sugar-loaded artificiality of most chocolate. Nice and quiet stop.

Thank Julia T
San Rafael, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Recommended by a friend we sat in the square enjoying our chocolate churros, you get 6 with each cup of chocolate so don't over order. Plenty other options for food and drink if you don't want the churros

Thank Katharine E
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Charming space at the on a pedestrian only street. Order inside and they'll find you even if you're outside

Thank William T
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tucked away in a back street and the hub of Sol, enjoy a moment of deliciousness.... Sit outside after you order your churros and chocolate £4 at the counter and enjoy the ambience whilst you dip your churros and devour the cup of chocolate. A devoted chocolate lover, even this, my breakfast, was a little too much for me, all... More 

Thank Janine W
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What else can be said? Yes, it's in all the guidebooks, yes there were tons of tourists there--but don't let this deter you. It's charming and simple--and the chocolate con churros is delectable!

Thank Nicole A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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: Pasadizo de 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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