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El Moro

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Centro Historico
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Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas 42, Mexico City, Mexico
55 12 08 96
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00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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Houston, Texas
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46 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Churros....yum. You can take them to go or sit down and enjoy with a very rich hot chocolate. There are 2 left bed: one to right takes the take out.. you pay first, then with ticket voucher you show to person bagging them. You will be asked if you want them coated with plain sugar or a mixture with cinnamon.... More 

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Thank scubamom1234
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Such a good stuff!! Churros with cinnamon sugar are amazing. And if you want to make it memorable don't forget to take some cajeta sauce.

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Thank Paula S
Austin, TX
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Greatest Churros EVAR! find your way to this old school place near the zocalo (esablished 1935). There are several types of churros that all start with the same melt in your mouth dough. A little sugar, a little cinnamon. Orders come in 4s, glad we went with 2 orders. The only thing that could have made it better was a... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a mid-morning pick me up. Really quaint and old fashioned inside, the service was good and the prices very reasonable. I liked watching them make the churros through the front window on the way out.

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Thank Erin C
Tumwater, Washington
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127 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The line outside is long but it is worth the wait. It is a trip back to an earlier age as this restaurant has been around for a long time. The churros are very fresh, and the chocolate was rich. Be sure to add dipping sauces to your order.

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Thank ChrisC6649
Sao Paulo, SP
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The real Mexican churros is there and you can also chose of kind of chocolate you want with you churros. And the best is that is open 24 hours

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Tijuana, Mexico
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60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is not a fancy or elegant restaurant, it is a traditional place to go eat CHURROS, real hot chocolate like you have never tasted and a good torta... you´ll have to do a bit of line, ask for churros and try to ask for different kind of hot chocolate (spaniard, mexican, french), once you have ordered have one of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This place is famous for its Churros so if you are in town you should call in for hot chocolate and Churros. the chocolate is rather thick, more of a sauce but an experience non the less. It can be a bit sweet for some so maybe the coffee instead which is lovely.

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Thank Nic I
Montreal, Canada
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We visited this place after the theater (opens 24hrs) and it couldn't be better. The churros are amazing (beware, one order might be enough for 2 people) and the chocolate and cajeta dips are heavenly. We then order the hot chocolate: I thought I was confused when at the cash I was informed the order of churros was below 20... More 

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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 29 November 2016

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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
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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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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