If there is one thing you must absolutely try when visiting Madrid, it's the iconic churros con chocolate. This Spanish pastry, consisting of long, golden sticks of dough (churros) served with a cup of thick hot chocolate for dipping, is a culinart staple. It's not just a dessert: it's an experience!

Whether you're an early bird wanting to start your day on a sweet note or a night owl looking for a comforting midnight snack, indulging in churros and chocolate is always a good idea in Madrid. So, get ready to embark on this delicious journey with us!


It's hard to imagine a winter trip to Madrid without indulging in chocolate con churros. The tradition of dipping golden, crispy churros into thick, hot chocolate dates back centuries in Spain. This iconic duo has been warming up chilly mornings and rounding off late-night parties in Madrid for as long as anyone can remember.

The chocolate con churros tradition is deeply rooted in Madrid's culinary history. Some say the recipe was passed down from Spanish shepherds who needed a simple yet filling meal while tending their flocks in the mountains. They'd mix flour and water to create dough, which they'd then fry over an open fire to create what we now know as churros. The introduction of chocolate into this equation came later, with the arrival of cocoa beans from the New World.

Today, you can find locals and tourists alike enjoying chocolate con churros at any time of day or night. Whether it's breakfast or a snack, there's always a good reason to indulge in this delicious tradition when you're in town! 


Are you looking for the best spots to satisfy your churro cravings? The first stop is Chocolatería San Ginés, a legendary place that's been serving churros since 1894. Open 24/7, every day hundreds of people come here to taste what some consider the best chocolate con churros in Madrid.


Next up is Chocolatería 1902, known for their thick and creamy chocolate dip and their artisanal, century-old chocolate con churros recipe. And don’t forget to pop by Chocolat Madrid. Located in the Barrio de las Letras neighborhood, this cozy café offers a range of chocolates to pair with your churros. Lastly, make sure to visit Valor. This well-known chocolatier serves up some of the best chocolate con churros in town! These places offer not just a taste but the chance to experience of one of Madrid’s most  authentic and cherished traditions. 


As you can see, Madrid more than a city with beautiful architecture and vibrant nightlife, it's also a foodie's paradise. It offers the best of Spanish cuisine, and no visit is complete without indulging in the traditional chocolate con churros, as well as typical tapas and other local delicacies.


To experience Madrid’s gastronomy to the fullest, we recommend you stop by the El Albéniz Restaurant and indulge in a fabulous meal and famous tapas paired with local wines and beers.

And, to end the day, there is no better place to stay than UMusic Hotel Madrid. The prime location puts you right at the heart of the city, short walks away from the best  chocolate  con churros spots highlighted above.


Our 5-star hotel in Madrid will submerge you in the heart of Madrid’s vibrant culture and traditions while you enjoy top-notch accommodation in modern and unique rooms.


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