Basically churros dipped in hot chocolate is one of the greatest things created. I mean sure, Spain is famous for their Sangria and tapas and paella and wine and jamon, but I think this takes the cake. While I did dabble into the magic that is this food & drink combination while in Barcelona, Madrid was the city holding the key to my heart when it came to places for Chocolate y Churros. Before I get to that, let me back track a little bit with some other travels that took place on this magical day (and they involve food).
First stop was at Maestro Churerro for a gluten free version of chocolate churros for Ilise (I had some tea) and then we continued walking through the city over to Mercado de San Miguel. Now unlike La Boqueria in Barcelona, San Miguel was more prepared food with lots of tapas and sangria available. So instead of passing through we decided it was time for true tapas and sangria and the perfect late afternoon snack was consumed.
The rest of the daylight hours were spent walking around near the Palace, through parks and over to Temple of Debod before heading back up Grand Via to hit up Chocolateria San Gines.
Now San Gines is something that people here know of and the line is out the door, but for good reason. Basically you order, try to find a table and waiters with plates filled with chocolate and churros walk around and you give your ticket to get what you ordered. The most efficient system also provided me with the best thick and creamy hot chocolate and fresh churros I’ve ever had (not getting these anywhere else now…).
Then it was time to walk off some of the calories before heading home for the night…. because chocolate and churros are the perfect dinner..