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Chocolateria San Gines

Pasadizo San Gines 5, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 65 65 46
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“churros” (2,859 reviews)
“fried dough” (46 reviews)
“hot chocolate” (566 reviews)
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00:00 - 23:59All hours
Cafe, Spanish
Pasadizo San Gines 5, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The hot chocolate and churros are excellent. Be prepared for a thick & really chocolaty drink. It is not what we are used to drinking on the ski slopes! However, it is awesome! Dip your unsugared churros in sugar and then dunk into the drink,...More

Thank marjoriek715
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here a couple of times during a three day visit . The churros with warm chocolate are absolutely addicting . A real novelty. Glad we ran across this place

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s hard to find a place with 24 hr service and that’s why I’ve been to San Gines a couple of times. Other than that, nothing major. If you’re looking for sweet churros and hot chocolate look elsewhere. The churros are good but neither are...More

Thank Mariel L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Chocolate no better than you can get at many other cafes in Madrid, okay coffee, impatient and dismissive personnel, churros that somehow manage to pull off the magic trick of being both dry and greasy -- I.E., get your chocolate con churro fix elsewhere.

Thank wander7575
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very much a tourist place - but for a reason... churros with dark chocolate - yum! Churros cooked to perfection - not oily at all - crisp on the outside and soft inside. Chocolate was dark and bitter albeit a little watery for our own...More

Thank Samir S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must do if you want to experience a local breakfast treat. Go to Chocolateria San Gines and sit where Hemmingway sat. Then a very short walk to the Plaza Mayor. (Must do) go have a beer at the bullfight bar. Then relax and people...More

Thank Svengalli
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great churros and chocolate with a lively, friendly atmosphere. There was quite a queue when we arrived but this went down quickly and we only had to hang about for a minute or two for a table outside. We chose a combination of churros and...More

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 4 days ago

This venue has been in business for over 100 years. It operates 24/7. Be prepared to queue to get into this place to place you order. If you are in Madrid you must experience Churros and hot chocolate. The Churros are crisp not doughy or...More

Thank harte
Reviewed 4 days ago

Historic place, lots of people all day. Fresh, hot and crispy churros with great tast, and a chocolate to die for. Dark, rich and creamy, where others serve something that resembles Nutella. If you want to try chorrus, og already love them - THIS IS...More

Thank JensPetterStrommen
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Always very busy, but efficient and delicious. Definitely worth a stop when in Madrid as you can’t go wrong with churros and chocolate at this place.

Thank Shelley S
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
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Tracey F
13 August 2017|
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Response from Susan B | Reviewed this property |
we went in the evening. it was busy, but we got served pretty quickly. you need to go in and order, then they bring it out to you. at first, we thought you sit at a table and they would take your order there.
Kayti E
9 November 2016|
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Response from ColinPaton | Reviewed this property |
Christmas Eve for certain - big business. Not so sure about Christmas Day.
17 October 2016|
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Response from 323adrian | Reviewed this property |
yes is true
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$5
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pasadizo San Gines 5, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 913 65 65 46
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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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