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El Rincon de la Lechuza

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Miguel Angel de Quevedo No. 34 Col. Chimalistac, Mexico City 01050, Mexico
56615911
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1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious and authentic, casual

This place looks like a hole in the wall but the tacos are amazing! You walk in, pick a table and they bring you a form like at a sushi place. Order a variety; it's all good. I strongly recommend the horchata (rice water). Also, the arroz con leche for dessert is great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This place looks like a hole in the wall but the tacos are amazing! You walk in, pick a table and they bring you a form like at a sushi place. Order a variety; it's all good. I strongly recommend the horchata (rice water). Also, the arroz con leche for dessert is great.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

These are the first charcoal grilled tacos I have seen that compare in quality to Los Parados. The costilla was excellent as was the massive serving of pastor ... but the prices were simply a bit too elevated to give this place 4 or 5 stars. The frijoles charros were good as well.

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

If you're in the mood for a wide variety of tacos somewhere that's a cut above a corner taqueria, El Rincon is your place. It is, essentially, a neighborhood family restaurant serving home style food, and that means tacos, tacos and more tacos. The place is always bustling (we went there twice on our recent trip) with local folks. Find... More 

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Rahway, New Jersey
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My mother-in-law, who lives in Mexico City, recommended this place for lunch, as they have been eating at La Lechuza for years. They have a large assortment of tacos including the Mexico City special, tacos al pastor, and many other varieties such as rajas, chorizo, carnitas, etc. I started with tortilla soup which was delicious and large. I had ordered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

LOVE LOVE LOVE the tacos at the rincon.I do not even know which one to start with. Tacos de rajas, tacos de chuleta, de pastor, cebollitas, queso de cazuela. The experience takes me back to my chidlhood.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

A classic, authentic and well-aged place for tacos near Coyoacán and San Ángel. The place is very modest, full of locals, and fast-serviced. The place to go if visiting town and craving for real Mexican fast food.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

La LECHUZA is a well cherished taco joint by locals. Delicious tacos and soups brought to you very hot (teperature). You can see the cooks grilling chorizos, arracheras and the like. Order the chorizo special and squeeze plenty of lime - delicious. You may slip on the greasy floor, but who cares? Next best thing to eating tacos from street... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

I've lived in Mexico for over thirty years, and have eaten tacos at countless restaurants and corner stands. But I just found this taquería and it takes the prize. Their tacos al pastor are unmatched, and their sauces and aguas are delectable. A real find!

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La Paz, Bolivia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

I know this place for the last 25 years and it has not changed at all. The place is simple, friendly, and the tacos are among the best in Mexico City. Portions are generous, service is fast and prices are fine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2008

cheap and tasty traditional mexican cuisine. great sopa azteca!

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Additional Information about El Rincon de la Lechuza

Address: Miguel Angel de Quevedo No. 34 Col. Chimalistac, Mexico City 01050, Mexico
Phone Number: 56615911
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Miguel Angel de Quevedo No. 34 Col. Chimalistac, Mexico City 01050, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: 56615911

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?