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Chocolateria San Gines

#6 of 160 Dessert in Madrid
#189 of 9,160 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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Venice, Italy
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went with my mom and cousin and we had great churros! They were probably the best I've had. They also had good hot chocolate that is great to dip your churros in.

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Thank sagestretch
Miami, Florida
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must try place while in Madrid! The best Churros and Hot Chocolate ever!!! This place is small, quaint and family owned! You will love it! Not to be missed!

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Thank miamitrav76
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the churros and chocolate here! Staff seem a little harassed but are efficient at serving, bringing food and finding you a table. Seems to be somewhat of an institution for locals on a Sunday which made it very busy. A must do in Madrid.

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Thank LOUISE W
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stepping in here is like stepping back in time. There's an old time glamour to the place added to by the quality and service of the staff who are dressed to the nines, suited and booted for business. It's a must do for anyone visiting Madrid, so expect it to be busy. Very busy. Saying that, it is a large... More 

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Thank Holly M
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great visit to a tradicional place! The first time we went the line was very long, second time(around 2pm) no line and we got a table right away

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Thank tjcfs
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best charro place in Madrid. Busy often a line. Clean and well tended to. A chocolate dream. Open late.

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Thank Galvan O
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You pay for your chocolate and churros and they are delivered to your table. The cup of liquid chocolate is delicious and you dip in your churros. It is open 24 hours and has a friendly atmosphere with lots of celebrity pics on the wall!

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Thank Nigel M
Høje Tåstrup, Copenhagen, Denmark
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

But for us nothing really exciting place. Definitely cousy place. Hidding a bit away from walking street. Quick service. In and out. Done that.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It slowly became the point where all our wanderings were starting and finishing. I wonder why. :) The churros here were the best we experienced in Madrid.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A visit to Madrid should include a stop at this place. I am not a chocolate lover so I was skeptical about the rave reviews I had heard but decided to go with my family. You order at the counter and then try to find a seat, very crowded, and the servers bring your order. The line was very long... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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 have gluten-free options?
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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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