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Chocolateria San Gines

#185 of 9,085 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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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From all the places I visited, this was definitely my favorite, so good I came back before leaving town for a second try. The hot chocolate is amazing, and especially good for dipping the churros. These are the best churros I have ever tried in my entire life. They are literally addictive. I can't wait to come back to Madrid... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the typical chocolate and churros, with the added bonus that it is open for 24 hours a day! It is popular with tourists and local is alike, often with the queue outside the door. However if you are lucky enough to get a seat it is very well organised and you will thoroughly enjoy the food. It has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Reference for all the visitors and for the locals. Very crowded. Not easy to find a place to stay. Wainting for a table can be longer. Amazing taste for Churros with chocolate . After tasting all the waiting problem left the mind.

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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493 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Drinking chocolate like I have never had before served by dickie bow waiters in a very old building. Downstairs resembles a railway carriage. The chocolate and churros are very good and seem very popular as the place is always busy.

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Thank colin g
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had no idea what to expect when it walked into this place. It was spectacular. It was something I had never experienced, but I will be experiencing again very soon.

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Thank Lauren3077
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want delicious churros this is the go-to place everyone tells you to go and it's worth the hype. I preferred the Porras to the Churros though, they are thicker than Churros and better in my opinion!

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

Absolutely delicious and I recommend it to everyone visiting Madrid. If you are 2 people one bol of chocolate is enough Try it you will not regret it

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Thank Wajdi M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic churros and the chocolate is to die for , staff friendly and atmosphere lovely This is a must visit 👍👍👍👍👍

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The churros and hot chocolate were pretty good. The place was more crowded than it needed to be, I guess the Rick Steves mention added to this. You can get churros and chocolate at other places and they are just as good and you don't need to wait. This place is open 24 hours I think, so if you really... More 

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Thank Stephen R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I decided being in Madrid 'Chocolate con churros' was a must do. This place did not dissapoint, with an interesting interior. If you just fancy a taster one order between two will be sufficient.

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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
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, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
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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