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The Spanish capital seduces with the beauty of its heritage, shown by its historical monuments, castles, museums, and other enriching palaces. But what also makes the charm of this city is its gastronomic richness. Among the specialties of Madrid, churros figure prominently. A churro is a pastry, relatively fatty and sweet at the same time, which can be found at fairs, chocolate factories, or even in the famous “churrerias”. It is often made from flour and water, shaped into small, fluted sausages, fried, and rolled in sugar, all accompanied by a cup of thick hot chocolate. Are drooling yet? Without further ado, here is where to eat the best churros in Madrid.
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Chocolateria San Gines
Eating Churros in Madrid is good but eating them in the famous Chocolatería San Ginés is much better. Located in the small passage of San Ginés, a few meters from Puerta del Sol, this chocolate factory is the most famous in the capital.
This establishment is easily recognizable by its traditional white marble tables and its counter covered with earthenware tiles. Founded in 1894, the San Ginés chocolate factory is open 24 hours every day. Tourists and locals alike come here to taste their mouth-watering coffee, delicious pastries, and, of course, the famous churros con chocolate.
You can enjoy these products inside the establishment or on the terrace, with an unforgettable view of Puerto Del Sol.
Chocolateria San Gines | Pasadizo de San Gines, 5, Madrid
Hay dos tipos de personas: las que toman chocolate con churros todo el año y las que en verano no lo hacen.— Choco San Ginés (@ChocoSanGines) June 15, 2022
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Los Artesanos 1902 Chocolate
During your walk in Madrid, you can also take a break for churros at Los Artesanos 1902 Chocolate. This is a churros shop and chocolate factory renowned for the quality of its products. For more than 115 years, tourists and locals alike have passed through the door of this family business to enjoy delicious churros con chocolate made from secret traditional recipes. They also serve other pastries, waffles, and pancakes.
Los Artesanos 1902 Chocolate | C. de San Martin, Madrid
When a nationally-renowned cocoa brand decides to go into catering, it can only lead to good things. Located in the center of Madrid and a short walk from Gran Vía, this shop serves probably the best chocolate in town and, of course, the churros to go with it. It opens daily from 8am to 10:30pm. Warning: even if the taste is ensured, customer reviews are very mixed regarding the service and the price. You have been warned.
Chocolateria Valor | Calle de Cea Bermudez, Madrid
This has been a vital institution in Madrid since 1883. In its early days, the establishment served the less well-off populations of Madrid with various sweets including the famous churros. With the outbreak of the civil war, this was stopped, and the Churreria 1883 began to supply the restaurants and bars of the city until its reopening to the public in the 2010s. It’s difficult to do better than tradition, but you can check by tasting their churros.
Churreria 1883 | Calle Espiritu Santo No 8 Bajo Derecha, Madrid
With over a century of experience in the preparation of churros, the Maestro Churrero is one of the oldest churrerias in the Spanish capital. This brand stands out from the others for the variety of churros it offers. Would you like yours topped with chocolate or milk jam? It is also renowned for offering gluten-free food. The Maestro Churrero is open Friday to Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Maestro Churrero | Carrera de San Jerónimo 6 and Plaza Jacinto Benavente 2
We hope you now know where to find the best churros in Madrid. Do you have other addresses to share? Do not hesitate to mention them in comments.