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Chocolateria San Gines

#179 of 8,812 Places to Eat in Madrid
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Pasaje San Gines 5, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 65 65 46
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

The Churros here is rumored to be the best in Madrid. I agree! Large portions, but large queues. Is it worth the wait? Definitely.

Thank travelgeo1988
Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Never ate churros like this dipped in chocolate. Great chocolate. We ordered one churros and two chocolate for the two of us and still had to leave some churros. The atmosphere is amazing. Waiters carrying 24 cups of chocolate in one go. Lovely visit.

Thank miekeHageman
Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Saw that this restaurant had a lot of people eating churros so we decided to try it out and we weren't disappointed. The chocolate and churros go for 4 euros and are delicious. Try to get a seat outside rather down downstairs. It makes for better ambiance.

Thank Joji M
Vancouver, Canada
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177 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like Churros and chocolate and historic foodie places - go here!You will be surprised and happy how many churros you get for the price - order 1 order to split and see if you want to get another. The drinking chocolate is SO good! It really is a yummy and fun experience and given the years this place... More 

Thank David H
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The churros are amazing - not overly sweet, which is good since the hot chocolate is decadent. Also their Irish coffee is really strong, if you need a little kick.

Thank Kristine R
Salamanca, Spain
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is the most well known place to have chocolate with churros in Madrid. It is very well located. You should try it.

Thank David L
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Straight forward to find. Called at about 3.30 on a Saturday afternoon, busy but got served quickly. Found a seat outside & gave the waiter our tab. Within 5 minutes our hot chocolate & churros were delivered. Lovely thick hot chocolate and delicious warm churros.

Thank ACS2
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The chocolateria is open 24/7 and during the day and evening there are always some people waiting. But trust me it is worth the wait. The hot chocolate is amazing and the churros as well. Plus the atmosphere in the chocolateria is really good.

Thank Sara_Bl_89
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place in the center. Tasty hot chocolate with churros, however it's too crowded. We've tasted chocolate and churros in other places too, so I could say that it is not as special as described.

Thank Eleni K
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

To be sure, churros con chocolate are ubiquitous throughout Spain, not just Madrid. I have heard the queues can be long for San Gines. For us, with the kids, on a cold, wet day, off season (November), it was a fantastic experience for the ambience as well as the fare. Line was short-ish (just outside the door) and the service... More 

Thank kurgr

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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
US$2 - US$4
Cafe, Spanish
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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: Pasaje San Gines 5, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: 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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Staying in Centro

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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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