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Chocolateria San Gines

#6 of 160 Dessert in Madrid
#196 of 9,254 Places to Eat in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
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Pasadizo San Gines 5, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 65 65 46
00:00 - 23:59
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Delicious chocolates dipped churros and porras. If you want something that's soaks up more of the beautiful hot chocolate sauce, then make sure to order the porras. If you're up for something more crunchy and perhaps traditional, then order the churros. We ordered both to try, and each had its own merits. The chocolate was like liquid gold and if... More 

Thank Vanessa s
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fun place to stop and have some hot chocolate and churros for dipping into the chocolate. You get 6 churros per order so that is plenty to share with a few people! Even 1 hot chocolate is enough for 4 people!

Thank Jdzan
Heraklion Prefecture, Greece
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went on my first night in Madrid. Very popular place with nice outdoor seating--there was a classical guitarist playing music in the background and they even had radiators for a chilly evening. The surrounding streets were very cute and it was one of the highlights of my trip to Madrid! The chocolate is pretty dense so one is probably good... More 

Thank w0iny
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is as good as everyone before me said...but keep in mind it's full of tourist from all over the world so the line is long but what I discovered is that just across the street they have a chocolate and bonbons store were you can also get the chocolate dip and the chorus it's just comes in a paper... More 

Thank Mayabh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Delicious, thick, and full of flavor. Their chocolate is great any time of the day -- and this place never closes! Sit in the cellar, and enjoy chocolate con churros -- a Madrid tradition not to be missed.

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Kingston, Canada
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179 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has been going for 120-130 years for hood reason: The hot chocolate is thick and good and the churros are great with it. On a Saturday or Sunday evening, people are lined up outside both the main location and the annex (right next door). Locals and tourists. Décor is 19th century and an experience in time travel worth... More 

Thank JLicharson
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends wandered off..I,walked and found chocolateria san gines....a chocolatiers delight...from the moment you walk in the smell entices one to buy the best!

Thank 22jerry36
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First trip to Madrid and wow, Churros :) This place was vibrant and buzzing and a welcome respite on an unusually cold day. If I am honest I found the chocolate to be a little too runny, fine for drinking but slightly messy (particularly if sharing) but the taste was amazing. Great value for the portion size and definitely somewhere... More 

Thank SonyaNF
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the most amazing chocolate y churros place in Madrid. There are many other spots for this type of treat - but none better than this one. This is not to be missed! We went twice in one week!

Thank Patricia H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Real different from the ones you eat at the UK, this were super delirious and crispy. People eat thisss

Thank Benjamin4965

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, 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: Pasadizo 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro

Neighbourhood Profile
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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