Party Earth Review Chocolatería San Ginés has been a staple of Madrid’s nightlife scene for over a hundred years, so they’ve had plenty of time to perfect their most famous concoction – churros con chocolate, a delightful dessert of fried... ... read full review
Pasadizo de San Ginés, 5
91 365 65 46
Continuous hours daily, closed only 7–9am
Sol (El Centro), Madrid –
Chocolatería San Ginés has been a staple of Madrid’s nightlife scene for over a hundred years, so they’ve had plenty of time to perfect their most famous concoction – churros con chocolate, a delightful dessert of fried dough served with a large teacup of thick, melted chocolate for dipping.
The Chocolatería is one of the few all-night spots in town – and one of the most popular – so patrons can stop by to satisfy their late-night food cravings.
Large booths downstairs accommodate the up-all-night partiers who gather to discuss the evening’s events, while upstairs the tiled floors, bright lighting, bow-tied waiters, and collection of old photographs create a vision of the good old days when people didn’t count their calories.
And local myth has it that San Ginés’ churros con chocolate can cure hangovers, so suffering partiers can dig in at Chocolatería San Ginés, where the atmosphere is always inviting and the sugar is always sweet.
Right off the Puerta del Sol, Chocolatería San Ginés attracts the thousands of people out in Madrid’s center who can’t resist swinging by this cornerstone of the city’s nightlife. The waiters are busy, so those who just can’t wait for table service can order and pick up their own food at the front counter and then scout out a table.
All ages, all the time.
No music, but the people-watching is highly entertaining, especially around 4am.
Churros con chocolate and other desserts.
Churros €3 for two.
At the end of a long night of clubbing.