Paella ✓ cochinillo ✓ sangria ✓ tapas ✓ the only thing left on our food craving list was churros con chocolate. It was our last night in Madrid and we desperately wanted churros so we went to the where the guide books recommended, the oldest chocolateria in Madrid, Chocolateria San Gines.
Living in the Philippines I’ve been exposed to Spanish food all my life. I remember when I was young my favorite snack was churros con chocolate from La Cibeles in Greenhills. Raise your hand if you’re old enough to remember that place. When that closed Dulcinea came into the scene and the presence of churros prevailed. When my cousins come home from the US churros from Dulcinea is a must.
We wanted to try the real and authentic churros and see how it compares to the ones in Manila.
My friend who just came from Spain told me not all places cook churros on site. Most places have churros delivered to them already cooked and they serve it to the customers either warm if you’re lucky or hard and cold which my friend experienced first hand.
The churros we had was hot and fresh but we were a bit disappointed with the oily and salty churros. The chocolate was thick and sweet but I found it lacking in intensity. I wanted it more chocolatey and preferably more bitter. It tasted just a little better than milk chocolate.
Chocolateria San Gines
Pasadizo de San Ginés, 5 · 28013
telephone: +34 91 365 6546
Big Groups Booking Phone : +34 91 366 3733
Open everyday from 9.00 am. untill late night.