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- Chocolatería San GinesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Nov 05, 2013
Conveniently located near city center (sol) and open 21 hours a day, there is really no reason not to pay this chocolatier a visit when you are in Madrid.
The chocolate con churro is simply awesome. The drinking chocolate is thick, smooth but not overly sweet. Churros are always crisp and fresh. It is perfect for breakfast, afternoon pick me up or late night post-clubbing snack.
The waitstaff are friendly and speak good amount of English. Order from the counter, grab your ticket, take a seat then hand the ticket over to your server. Your food will be ready in a few minutes.
Just remember - chocolate con churro (or chocolate con porras if you want something bigger and more doughy)
- Chocolatería San GinesMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Oct 24, 2013
This is absolutely something you have to do when in Madrid.
Churros are a Spanish tradition dipped in a chocolate so thick a spoon will stand up in it.
It is delicious and fairly inexpensive at about 3 euros per person.
- Chocolatería San GinesMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 6Oct 21, 2013
Chocolateria San Gines is best known for their flavorful churros. With that being said, I took the opportunity to have my first "churros" experience here and was definitely impressed. Not only by the churros, but also with the pairing of Irish coffee.
- Chocolatería San GinesMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Sep 17, 2013
Chocolatería San Ginés is one of those institutions that everyone goes to or stumbles to depending on the time of day. This place is open all day and all night. When the clubs close at 6 am, you can find most party-goers that haven't gone home here stuffing themselves silly with chocolate and a plate of hot churros.
These aren't your Mexican churros with cinnamon & sugar, oh no. These are fried churros served with thick Spanish chocolate. How thick? Thick enough to spoon. Thick enough to roll around in if you so desire, but I wouldn't recommend it. You might get thrown out. You wouldn't want to do that now, would you? Well, you could always get an order to go. An order will run you about €3,70 which is cheap for a great, yet filling dessert. If you're not a chocolate person or a churro person, they have other items too but I wouldn't know since the only thing I came for was churros con chocolate. It was HEAVENLY. If you are a chocoholic, come to Madrid, have some chocolate con churros. You'll love it.
- Chocolatería San GinesSep 12, 2013
Chocolatería de San Ginés is, without a doubt, the capital's most traditional chocolatería. Situated in the centre, on Pasadizo de San Gínes, 5, it has been serving the most famous chocolate con churros in Madrid since the end of the 19th century. Just down the road in Calle Postigo de San Martín, 7, lies another time-honoured café Chocolatería Valor, which has become a popular gathering place over the years. When the weather permits it sets up a terrace outside and combines two great pleasures: sun and cocoa.
- Chocolatería San GinesMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersMay 10, 2013
When you are in Madrid you must stop at this place and have the Chocolate con churros. The chocolate is rich and thick and delicious. Don't get one to share get your own, you will be able to eat the whole thing I promise. Oh, rats - writing about this is making my mouth scream chocolate!
- Chocolatería San GinesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Mar 20, 2013
Spain has several traditions which you'll never get tired of - a quick afternoon siesta or nap, el paseo or an evening stroll mixed with drinks and snacks, and the heavenly combination of churros with a cup of thick, creamy chocolate dipping sauce. San Gines is Madrid's most famous and well respected restaurant when it is time for a churro and chocolate. Tucked away down a side street, you can head to the Puerta del Sol or take the Metro to Sol station and walk down Calle Arenal and keep your eyes peeled for the green awning and cafe tables which will be on your left. San Gines is typically packed during the afternoons and the prices are slightly higher than competitors...but well worth it. 6 churros with a cup of chocolate (3.50 euros) and cafe con leche (2.50 euros).
- Chocolatería San GinesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Feb 03, 2013
Located in Sol, this is a famous chocolateria frequented by tourists and Madrileños alike. They serve churros con chocolate as well a larger fried dough if you fancy that instead. (I have only called it the bigger churro when ordering, though I am sure there is a better name for it.) I am not even sure when it closes - if it even does. All I know is that it is my favorite way to end a night out - and given the late night/early morning crowd, I know it is a favorite for many others as well. For the early worms, it's a good way to start the day as well.
- Chocolatería San GinesMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 1Nov 22, 2012
Located in a small passage way off the busy Puerta del Sol, Chocolatería San Gines has been serving yummy hot, gooey chocolote and churros to Madrileños since 1894. A perfect spot for a bit of afternoon guilty indulgence.