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Chocolateria San Gines

#174 of 8,661 Places to Eat in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
As featured in Best Food in Madrid and 3 other guides
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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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Rome, Italy
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39 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

actually im not understand the noise about that . there is only one thing to order in one taste and it's fine,not more than that.

Thank mesuski
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Very good churros! Unlike the mexican churros in the US. These aren't sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and are a bit skinnier but they are just as tasty and you will want to lick the coffee cup filled with melted hot chocolate.

Thank Ting T
Limassol, Cyprus
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the most visited cafés that specialise in hot chocolate and Churros in Madrid. It's worth coming for the experience. Photos of many famous guests are proudly framed and situated all over the shop. Freshly fried Churros served with hot thick, sweet, chocolate ...what's not to like?

Thank Marios J
Lincolnton, North Carolina
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91 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoy excellent churros and really thick hot chocolate. Sit at a sidewalk table and enjoy the world passing by.

Thank peripatetic845
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Traditional location for afternoon coffee and sweets. But my most favourite thing was the store to purchase truffles to take home. I got a couple of gift boxes to bring home to have a taste of Spain when it's cold outside in Canada this winter!

Thank Lisa M
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

For a rainy day in Madrid, this "sweet" spot is a perfect place to enjoy a delicious churro and dip chocolate. 4 euros gives you access to six churros and a cup of warm semi-thin hot chocolate mix that's surprisingly very delicious. I had a caña to wash it down so I would have to say this was a successful... More 

Thank DavidMARivera
Motherwell, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Worthy of its good reviews. Order at the counter and take a seat. The waiter then takes your ticket and brings the delicious churros and chocolate. We got a table outside which is best.

Thank Susan B
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

They only had hot chocolate and churros but why would you need to order anything else! Both are delicious. You get a choice of either small (regular) size churros or large ones with your hot chocolate. The place is always busy so the churros are always fresh. I found the large ones a little much but they do pick up... More 

Thank Linh T
Ramat Gan, Israel
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On our way to Palacio real, next to Plaza mayor - we took one cup of chocolate and plate of churos - yummy! Not so sweet!

Thank Simona V
Leverkusen, Germany
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The place to go in Madrid for Churros and Chocolate. But it's a busy place so there will be lines at peak times. You order at the register, get a receipt, take a seat (if you find one) and a waiter will take your receipt and bring you your churros. Oh, and one portion certainly is enough for two if... More 

Thank Sebastian A

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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
Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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