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Chocolateria San Gines

#184 of 9,083 Places to Eat in Madrid
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Pasaje San Gines 5, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 65 65 46
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12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had no idea what to expect when it walked into this place. It was spectacular. It was something I had never experienced, but I will be experiencing again very soon.

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Thank Lauren3077
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you want delicious churros this is the go-to place everyone tells you to go and it's worth the hype. I preferred the Porras to the Churros though, they are thicker than Churros and better in my opinion!

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Thank elizaad
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely delicious and I recommend it to everyone visiting Madrid. If you are 2 people one bol of chocolate is enough Try it you will not regret it

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Thank Wajdi M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic churros and the chocolate is to die for , staff friendly and atmosphere lovely This is a must visit 👍👍👍👍👍

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Thank Jennymuff
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The churros and hot chocolate were pretty good. The place was more crowded than it needed to be, I guess the Rick Steves mention added to this. You can get churros and chocolate at other places and they are just as good and you don't need to wait. This place is open 24 hours I think, so if you really... More 

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Thank Stephen R
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I decided being in Madrid 'Chocolate con churros' was a must do. This place did not dissapoint, with an interesting interior. If you just fancy a taster one order between two will be sufficient.

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Thank Anne H
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When you're from Australia and you expect the home country of churros to be good, but you're let down. The Churros are cheap, but they lack any flavour. It's basically just deep fried bread, and the chocolate tastes like cheap home brand chocolate. No idea why it's so busy. Australia has done very well to have better churros than these... More 

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1 Thank Bradley C
Madrid, Spain
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When you're from a cocoa producer country and you taste that chocolate it tastes like nothing. The churros are really good. Worth a try

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Thank Ardrenalejas
Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We waited in line for ~30 minutes before ordering our churros and chocolate. As soon as we ordered, we received our food within minutes. The churros were good but not amazing.

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Thank Alyssa B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Second visit in 1.5 years! If you love chocolate, churros, old school decor, helpful staff, and a midday sugar rush, then this is place for you. A single order of approximately 6 pieces easily serves three people. There are two types of churros: thin (6 pieces) or thick (~ 1 per order). Indulge!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $4
Cuisine
Cafe, Spanish
Meals
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
Sunday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro

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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