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Chocolateria Aliva

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Calle Daoiz y Velarde 7, 39003 Santander, Spain
+34 942 22 20 49
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 13:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 07:00 - 13:00
Thu - Fri 07:00 - 13:00
Sat - Sun 06:00 - 13:00
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Nashville, Tennessee
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

For Santander, this is the place for churros and chocolate. Having said that, it's not quite as good as the average place in Madrid and not as cheap as it used to be. But it's still better than Valor. I do recommend going if you're here and it's usually pretty full of local people. A cup of chocolate and 6... More 

Thank Geibers
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely little place that doesn't look anything special from outside, in fact looks like a place that you'd avoid. However when you walk in, the staff are absolutely lovely, patient and helpful. The churros are amazing!! One portion is more than enough to satisfy a sweet tooth! Enjoy!

Thank EricaItaliana
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118 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This place takes some effort to find, as it's tucked behind the Plaza Pombo in the Puerto Chico area of central Santander. At first glance it looks like an old, 1950's malt shop. But after settling in, be sure to order the specialty of hot chocolate and churros. The chocolate is a deep dark (almost)black color, with the density of... More 

Thank Jose M
Santander, Spain
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89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

this is one of the most typical places to have a Spanish sweet called CHURROS and hot chocolate. All made on the premises and with an air of the 60s decade that can transport you way back then.

1 Thank Emilyjcr
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We had some excellent churros con chocolate when we visited. Service was great staff accommodating and when we came back I discovered that they even sell wine. Wonderful place.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Cornwall, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015

On arrival we were so warmly greeted by the camerero & the family who ran this business. The churros con chocolat were amazing.Freshly cooked to order churros & the chocolat was extremely delicious.Served also with a glass of water. The price of just under 5 euros was underpriced for the quality of this & the family's friendliness which was emphasised... More 

2 Thank 92helen
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88 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

We went here for a late breakfast to try out the churros and chocolate. Exactly as in the photographs, and as in other people's description. I am not a churros expert by any means but these are definitely very very good.

1 Thank drhodes56
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

My favorite place for churros! The price is great--5 churros for about 1.1 euros during the day and around 2 euros at night. I'm a big fan of their churros but it's more of a personal preference because I like how it's more doughy/moist on the inside rather than just crunchy inside and out. If you like dark chocolate, their... More 

1 Thank Dale L
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

In a familiar and cosy atmosphere I had a nice experience to repeat again and again. We had a great welcome. The stuff was cheerful and kind. We had coffee and tea and the popular "churros with chocolate". They were made freshly and instantly. I am happy for my choise to have popped Churreria Aliva in.

1 Thank Ilaria C
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2014

We've made it a point to to try as many different churrerias as possible. We always seem to come back here as our favorite. The churros always arrive hot and the chocolate is by far the best we've had. The major complaint is they close too early. So many times we've been in the neighborhood after 2200 and wanted churros,... More 

1 Thank Gora14

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 13:00
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 13:00
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 13:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 13:00
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 13:00
17:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Daoiz y Velarde 7, 39003 Santander, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santander
  • Phone Number: +34 942 22 20 49

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?