It is freezing outside and you desperately need a hot chocolate with churros (or porras if you like). Far from the very busy San Ginés or Valor with long queues there is other chocolatería named Los Artesanos. I discovered Los Artesanos the other day and they have been open since the year 1902!
The moment you step in they quickly assign you a table. Los Artesanos produce homemade pastries (napolitanas, that thing elongated full of cream or chocolate). But what you have to taste here are the Spanish churros or porras, they are not the same thing. Porras are the typical madrileños, a bit wider. I personally prefer the lighter churros.
Los Artesanos works as a restaurant too with a lunch menu full of meat: sirloin, lamb chops, roast pig… Los Artesanos is perfect for breakfast, lunch or merienda, that thing between lunch and dinner. They also have chocolate to take away if you like to enjoy it at home.
Many people come to Madrid downtown every time of the year. Los Artesanos is located between Puerta del Sol and Royal Theater.
One chocolate and 4 churros for € 3.50.