Step off of Madrid’s bustling Calle Arenal past a small street-side book stand and you’ll find yourself transported to a much quieter, older Spanish town, where the hectic pace of city life seems much further than a mere 60 meters away. That is where you’ll find Chocolatería San Ginés, arguably the most famous Chocolatería in Madrid. Founded in 1894, Chocolatería San Ginés has been the place to eat churros and porras, and of course, molten chocolate for generations. The chocolate they serve is not your average drinking chocolate. The chocolate at San Ginés is poured piping hot into a mug for dipping, and, if you dare to do as the Spaniards do, drinking. Rich and smooth, but still surprisingly fluid despite it’s viscosity, a taza de chocolate is one thing you can’t leave Spain without trying. Open 24 hours a day, Chocolatería San Ginés is ready for you whether it’s the middle of siesta or the middle of the night!
What to Order
- Cafe con Leche
Unless you like to do as the Spanish do, and drink the chocolate when you’re done dipping, we recommend 1 taza of chocolate per every 2-3 people.