Eating Churros in Madrid, Spain at Chocolatería San Ginés

Come join us in Madrid, Spain as we eat churros and porras at the famous Chocolatería San Ginés Café in this Spanish food review. The last time we visited Madrid in 2015 we found a place that did churros and porras with chocolate for breakfast and we got hooked really quickly. It became a given we’d start our day off with that. Fast forward to 2018 and our apartment in Madrid, Spain was located just a stone throw away from one of the most famous churrería (Chocolatería San Ginés) dating back to 1894. With an old-fashioned interior including mirrors, green wooden panels and velvet seats it has a classic feel as you goble your churros con chocolate dipping each one in the sludgy hot chocolate. It’s an experience not to be missed and the best part is that you can visit this place 24/7 everyday of the week and for a portion of churros and chocolate pay just 4 Euros.

Location of the restaurant in Madrid, Spain:

Chocolatería San Ginés Café
Address: Pasadizo San Ginés, 5, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Hours: Open 24 hours Everyday
Phone: +34 913 65 65 46

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Eating Churros in Madrid, Spain at Chocolatería San Ginés | Spanish Food Review Video Transcript:

Hey guys there is one thing you have to try when you come to Madrid. You’ve got to get the churros with hot chocolate (churros con chocolate). And we’re also getting something that is like grand churros. Big churros. It is called Porras. You’ve got to try the churros, porras and hot chocolate. And we are at one of the most famous places. It is what open 24 / 7? Yeah, 24 hours a day every single day. This place is called Chocolateria San Gines. Yeah. We were here yesterday and we got a little taste of what they have to offer and this time we’re back with an appetite. We’re going to be having churros, hot chocolate and porras for lunch. Let’s do it.

Guys so we are all settled in. We came down to the basement where it is super cozy. Let’s talk about the ordering process first of all. As soon as you walk into the shop there is a till. And there is menus in different languages. So you order what you want, you pay and then they give you two receipts. One is yours to keep and the other one you hand off to your waiter once you sit down and then they’ll bring your order to your table.

So let us show you what we got. They come and deliver it in style. We are sharing the churros and porras with Sam’s parents.

First up let’s start with the classic. The churro which is much smaller than the porras.The porras is like a churro on steroids. But the porra is actually lighter. It is a lot fluffier. It has more air. It does.

The churro is more dense and it has a ridged exterior. But enough about that let’s actually oh can we stir that around for a while. Let me focus that. Now stir that around.

Oh wow. Here we go. Check it out. Life changing? Just as good as yesterday.

Describe the hot chocolate. It is not like normal. It is so thick and sludgy. So so thick and rich. And I should mention uh both the porras and the churros they are not very sweet on their own. It doesn’t have a strong flavor. It is basically kind of like deep-fried dough really. Yeah it is just dough. But you it is wonderful for absorbing sauce like a hot chocolate. Like that is honestly the best combination you can come up with.

Alright so I’m full. Like that hot chocolate is so rich and filling. And it is time for price point. Basically you have two different options for the churros or the porras. You order six churros and a hot chocolate and that is 4 Euros or you can get 2 large porras and a hot chocolate also for 4 Euros. It is really good value. It is not expensive and yeah you can actually feel pretty full after having that to be honest. We’re stuffed right now. That was a lot of fun and if you are visiting Madrid definitely check out this place. So tata for now we’ll see you on the next video.

This is part of our Travel in Spain video series showcasing Spanish food, Spanish culture and Spanish cuisine.

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