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Chocolateria San Gines

#179 of 8,821 Places to Eat in Madrid
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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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54 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Churros and chocolate! Delightful! Do it!!! Fast service. Reasonable amount of inside and outside seating.

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Thank pharming_48
Durham, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This iconic Choclateria is the place to go for the cross and chocolate. Busy times are after 6, midday is a good time to go. One order is enough for two.

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Thank Jill R
Bath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the quintessential location for anyone looking to enjoy "churros" the traditional madrileñan way. They serve nothing else but "churros" or "porras" with either thick hot chocolate or coffee. What else do you need? Just good company and time to enjoy the city buzz pass by.

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Thank askewmind
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good churros and chocolate. A lot of people, crowded and busy! Would like to recomend not going there when its the busiest.

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Thank Siv F
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well, don't expect the American version of a Mexican churro. The churros here don't have any sugar, cinnamon, or anything else rolled onto them. It's just straight up fried dough. Which is not a complaint. Dipping churros into a cup a chocolate is delicious. Though by the end I was happy to be finished, you can start feeling the oil... More 

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Thank KimchiEater
Cape Town, South Africa
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113 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There are several places in Madrid in that sell Churros but Sian Gian is a definite must visit. We sat inside but l would have preferred to sit outside. This place was established in 1894 and have been going strong ever since. It's open 24 hours again. Yes l said 24 hours, so you have no excuse not to visit.... More 

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Thank Skuce1977
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46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is likely that I would not have time to visit the place because of my packed schedule but our young daughter was adamant and would not take no for an answer. She was so right. We went there after dinner and yet, the place was packed with people and the waiting line was spilling over to the street. The... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our local guide recommended this place to us which was a short walk from Plaza Mayor (near the market side). We ordered two portions of the churros and 2 chocolate sauce along with a latte. One portion of churros comprise 6 pieces. Everything was under 13 euros. The churros were really crispy and just melted in our mouths when dipped... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago 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.

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Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago 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.

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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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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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