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Chocolateria San Gines

#181 of 9,078 Places to Eat in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
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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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When you're from Australia and you expect the home country of churros to be good, but you're let down. The Churros are cheap, but they lack any flavour. It's basically just deep fried bread, and the chocolate tastes like cheap home brand chocolate. No idea why it's so busy. Australia has done very well to have better churros than these... More 

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Thank Bradley C
Madrid, Spain
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When you're from a cocoa producer country and you taste that chocolate it tastes like nothing. The churros are really good. Worth a try

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Thank Ardrenalejas
Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We waited in line for ~30 minutes before ordering our churros and chocolate. As soon as we ordered, we received our food within minutes. The churros were good but not amazing.

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Brookline, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Second visit in 1.5 years! If you love chocolate, churros, old school decor, helpful staff, and a midday sugar rush, then this is place for you. A single order of approximately 6 pieces easily serves three people. There are two types of churros: thin (6 pieces) or thick (~ 1 per order). Indulge!

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Thank DamariscottaLakeGirl
Netanya, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a pleasant break in our day. This place in located in the heart of the city, yet in a quiet street. We ordered 2 hot chocolate with 6 churros each, and set outside. The waiters were nice and brought our order quickly, full of churros. The part of dipping the churros in the chocolate was delightful! the chocolate... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hands down, San Gines has the best traditional Spanish chocolate and churros in Madrid. We will definitely be returning to this gem.

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Thank Paul C
Manzanares el Real, España
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11 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you finish the fun on new year's eve, without ending there for a "crowded" chocolate, you ... did not do it to the fullest. :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Best Churros I've ever had! The chocolate is so good and so thick and it goes so well with the churros. You have to try it when you're in Spain. Don't miss it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was really keen to visit as this is considered the oldest Churros place in Madrid and had vegan options as well. There was a long queue but it was well worth the wait. We even picked up the chocolate poweder set that came in beautiful vintage tin box packaging as a keepsake.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Most delicious churros and very great services,the staff is very good and professional and multilingual. Great environment and delicious.

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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, Kids, 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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  • 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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