San Gines

restaurants / Spanish

San Gines information

Shànghǎi , China
Address
Street Basement 2, Hóngkǒu Plaza, 388 West Jiangwan Rd, 西江湾路388号B2楼
Getting there
metro Hongkou Football Stadium
Prices
churros ¥10 for 6
Opening hours
10am-10pm
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Lonely Planet review

Snacking can be sorted in a flash at San Gines (China’s first branch of the Madrid cafe dating to 1894), where glistening, deep-fried churros await. They may not catch on with older yóutiáo -chewing Shanghainese, who will stick to their fried dough sticks (which some say inspired churros in the first place). But more inquisitive younger Chinese are beating a path here to dunk their churros in the savoury or warm chocolate sauces or ice creams provided (or chomp them plain).