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Chocolateria San Gines

#6 of 159 Dessert in Madrid
#186 of 9,169 Places to Eat in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
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Pasaje San Gines 5, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 65 65 46
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00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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New York City, New York
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Yes, there are a ton of tourists (including me) waiting to get a taste. We went late at night for an after-dinner treat and got to sit outside and savour superb hot chocolate and churros. I am not enough of a connoisseur but it was VERY good.

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Thank CrosbyChi
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A restaurant with over 100 years history. Operate 7/27 with two shops are the same building. So it is not difficult to get a table though it is always a long queue. Very good taste for the chocolate and the yau tiu. Surely a good place for a break after walking around the city centre. Highly recommended.

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Thank KING KONG C
Boston, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Delicious churros and very rich chocolate (a little darker than other places around Madrid). Seating can be a problem, especially in the winter, but there is a downstairs area that offers more (cramped) seats. Open 24/7 which is a huge plus and conveniently located near Plaza Mayor.

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Thank Julia K
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Delicious! Service was very polite and churros tasty and fresh and warm. I suggeste sharing the thick hot chocolate. It was definitely worth the visit.

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Thank Fatou T
San Diego, California
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoyed a warm cup of chocolate with freshly cooked churros on a cold February day. I tried other locations for chocolate with churros but San Gines is the best.

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Thank alej_fun
Venice, Italy
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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

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 3 days ago 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 4 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 4 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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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
US$2 - US$4
Cuisine
Cafe, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pasaje San Gines 5, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: 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

Neighbourhood 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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