Chocolatería San Ginés - Eating in Madrid - LikeALocal Guide

Serving churros since
1894

Chocolatería San Ginés

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Why locals love it

Madrileños love their churros, and this is the place they go for the real thing. The beautiful chocolatería with it's classic interior, is an iconic part of the SOl area and has served 'churros con chocolate' for more than 100 years. The walls inside is adorned with photos of celebrities visiting, and due to it's popularity it can be busy at times.

Why you should visit it

You can't visit Madrid without trying churros or the thicker porras. Doughnut-like deep fried batter, eaten with a cup of thick chocolatesauce or coffee. San Ginés is like the holy grail of churros, and this old style café's atmosphere alone is worth the visit. Enjoy your churros at the marble tables, and watch the busy staff prepare your treats.

Special tip

Due to it's location close to Puerta del Sol - where the Madrileños celebrate New Years eve, it's a tradition to drop by San Ginés on the way home.

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5 Comments

Not to miss famous chocolate con churros. Nice breakfast or snack in the evening . Family spot.
Merche
Local
February 6, 2019
The best chocolate with churros in Town. Authentic tradition
Guillermo
Local
October 31, 2018
A classic. Can't go to Madrid without visiting San Gines.
An Inactive User
Local
December 1, 2017
What's the closest metro station to San Ginés ?
Anne-Marie
Traveller
February 26, 2017
That would be 'Sol' - just a few minutes walk away :)
Brian
Local Guru
February 26, 2017
Of course love hot and thick chocolate!!!
Paloma
Local Expert
February 13, 2017

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