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El Moro

Certificate of Excellence
Centro Historico
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Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas 42, Mexico City, Mexico
55 12 08 96
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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108 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

was recommending this place to a friend flying to Mexico and figured out I was there before Trip Advisor was there... :-) A great place and a unique experience. Go all the way to the really hard-core bitter stuff. Its so good!

Thank alonradzi
Level Contributor
259 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just like one can't visit Madrid without getting churros, you can't come to Mexico City without getting churros... and many people go to El Moro for their delicious churros. A portion of four costs less than a dollar with the current exchange rate. Hot chocolate is good, too. The chaos of the cheap used electronic stores on the block is... More 

Thank Brichford
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

El Moro is the Mexico City equivalent of the Cafe du Monde in New Orleans. There is a long line out the door of tourists and locals waiting to sit and drink hot chocolate or coffee with a plate of hot churros sprinkled with sugar. The take-away line is equally packed and stands right by the cooking area where you... More 

Thank 118AS70
Brooklyn, New York
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such good churros and hot chocolate. We sat inside and everything came very quickly. Really fun spot.

Thank Lindsay_P_NYC
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like churros you need to be here! Everything about this place is great! You can order churros with coffee, shakes or abuelita's chocolate. Must try when in Mexico City!!

Thank Jnjiemtz
Panama City, Panama
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211 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was packed! It's quite an event. An old Taverna, ful with tables and chairs, old cabinets on the side. It seems to be an institution in Mexico City. People are lining up onto the street. Some of the waitresses seem a bit overloaded and we needed to wait quite a while to order ... and to pay. Coffee... More 

Thank difelidi
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Super busy place but we'll worth the wait. We decided to sit in and eat them as the queue for take out was pretty big. As we don't speak any Spanish we weren't too sure what we ordered (we just pointed at stuff) but we were definitely not disappointed with what we got! The churros were super tasty and the... More 

Thank Jennie T
Mexico City, Mexico
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped to get an order of churros this morning with my husband and 5yo son. Glad we changed our minds and bought two orders instead! Had to wait for probably 15 minutes in line, but well worth the wait! Very yummy. Think is my go-to place for when I need a cinnamon churro fix!

Thank jillebert64
Kenner, Louisiana
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344 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I wanted to try churros and everyone had said the best place to try them was El Moro. We went there Sunday evening, they are open 24hrs, and the line for both take-away and to sit were long. The service is efficient and quick so we only had to wait 15-20 minutes. The menu is churros, various types of chocolate,... More 

Thank 0504Traveller
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Every city has a institution for local junk food, this is your joint for Churros. There is also a torta place connected and you are allowed to bring them into the seating area. I assume it's owned by the same people.

Thank the_moon_is_smaller

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Mexican, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas 42, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: 55 12 08 96

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro Historico

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Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
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