Friday, September 7, 2012

Photo Friday: Chocolatería San Ginés in Madrid

One of the things high up on the to-do list for us in Madrid was to eat churros.  (Well, it was high on the list for me and my kids, at least.  Hubby is not cursed with such a sweet tooth as ours.)  Not just your average churro eaters, the Spanish specialize in making these crunchy, fried pastries and customarily dunk them in warm, melted chocolate.  That's right, they know how to do things right.

Not content to settle for less, we located the most famous churrería in Madrid, Chocolatería San Ginés, a café tucked in a passageway near the Puerta del Sol.  They have been serving chocolate con churros in Madrid since 1894.


Love the green and white marble interior of Chocolatería San Ginés.

How did their churros compare to others we had sampled around town?  A little thinner and crisper, and definitely fresher, since they were steaming hot.  And the hot chocolate dip was incredible.  Thick and rich and fabulous, unlike any of the much runnier hot chocolate dips we'd tried anywhere else.


Chocolatería San Ginés in Madrid is the perfect spot for a coffee break anytime.  One order of six chocolate con churros is 3.70€ and one regular coffee (café solo) is 1.80€.


This post is part of Photo Friday at DeliciousBaby.com.

9 comments:

  1. That sounds and looks delicious! I'm completely jealous. We're visiting a cadbury factory in a few weeks. I am so excited ... my husband not so much. Sadly I don't think they'll have churros but I am hoping for large quantities of factory seconds!

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  2. Yum! Now that's my kind of treat. Love that they came to you piping hot!

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  3. I have a sweet tooth too and I love coffee:) This looks like a delightful place! Yum!

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  4. We loved Chocolatería San Ginés! We couldn't get enough of those churros con chocolate. I totally agree about their steaming hot chocolate being better than the rest and we sampled quite a few around the city too. Yum!! Too bad we can't get anything close to it around here.

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  5. As soon as I saw Chocolateria in the title, I knew I had to click through. Those churros with hot chocolate dip look divine. I think I'd be licking that cup clean if I could get it away from my kids.

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  6. I've never had a churro but it looks scrumptious - one more reason to go to Spain!!

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  7. Churros and chocolate? Why did you bother doing anything else in Spain? I probably would have rented the room above the chocolateria and never left. It looks absolutely delicious (and your husband not liking them just meant there was one less person to share with).

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  8. Those things are so YUMMY!! And I'm impressed you managed to get a good picture. I've enjoyed churros in Valencia and Barcelona but have never managed to take a picture that makes them look appetizing.

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