Pasadizo de San Gines 5
Madrid, 28013 Spain
This place is literally a block away from Canas y Tapas and minutes from Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor
This chocolate and churros institution has been around for more than 100 years! I’m always amazed at how some restaurants can preserve and survive for generations. This one has the right recipe: great churros, rich but not too sweet chocolate, fast service and reasonable prices!
The storefront. I wonder if it has changed at all since 1894?
Open all day and all night!!! We noticed that the later it gets, the more crowded it became.
The kitchen area on the main floor. After you place your order, give your receipt to one of the uniformed wait staff and wait for your order to arrive.
Seating is a little limited on the main floor. But not to worry, there’s more seating downstairs!
The churro is being made. It’s an interesting stove!
An order comes with 6 pieces of churros and the cup of dipping chocolate. Yummy! Unlike the US version, the churros are not coated with cinnamon sugar. Since they’re freshly made, the churros are piping hot and crispy. The chocolate is rich and creamy, without it being overly sweet. EUR 3.60 (approx USD $4.70)
Chocolateria San Gines also serves assorted coffees and teas. The cafe Americano was pretty decent. EUR 2 (approx USD $2.60)