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El Moro (Churreria)

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Mexican, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Diner
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Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas 42, Mexico City, Mexico
55 12 08 96
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Late Night

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
chocolate, fried dough, cinnamon and sugar - what's not to love!

This place is a classic churreria located in the historic district near Bellas Artes (fine arts hall). The churros are perfect, served as they should be: fresh and warm. You get your choice of about 5 chocolate types. I can confirm that the Mexican, Swiss and French chocolates are divine. You... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Wimberley, Texas
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Great chocolate drinks and good churros. Very popular - and for a reason! There is a selection of different kinds of chocolate to choose from (if you don't feel like coffee.) Pretty decadent.

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Roseburg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We had coffee, chocolate and churros here 3 out of the 5 days we were in Mexico City and the cab ride to El Morro was as much as our churros! We have been eating churros whenever we go to Spain for 40 yrs and are always searching for good ones in our travels. The churros here are as fresh,... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is a family owned and operated business.... Same family for three generations! These Churros are by far the best in Mexico and will c nine to be. Be prepared to share the place with Mexicans and foreigners of every social class... Unique.

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Miami
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I went to law school in Mexico City for one semester in 1977 and remembered eating freshly made churros with some of the best hot chocolate anywhere and was pleased to learn that El Moro remains. If you visit the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Torre Latinoamericana, or the Zocalo area, walk a couple of blocks along the busy Calle Central... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

It's fun to watch the churros being made in this old churreria. Enjoy a plateful accompanied by a hot chocolate. I liked the Mexicano hot chocolate. The waitresses wear old-fashioned pink and white uniforms. Hang out with the locals.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This place is a classic churreria located in the historic district near Bellas Artes (fine arts hall). The churros are perfect, served as they should be: fresh and warm. You get your choice of about 5 chocolate types. I can confirm that the Mexican, Swiss and French chocolates are divine. You order chocolate with four churros and when they arrive... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Take a break from the Palacio de Bellas Artes or the Historic Center and amble over here to pick up your churros y chocolate. Especially worth a visit on Sunday nights, when the entire historic center is so festive you'll think it's a national holiday.

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Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Great place for a sugar and caffeine jolt. Go for the churros and the atmosphere. Occasional traditional music completes the scene.

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colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

You cannot miss this if you love churros and hot chocolate. It's in a beautiful old building and the restaurant itself is one of those Mexico City traditions. Everyone goes there, locals, families and tourists.

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CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Old world "charm" waitresses in pink uniforms serve up chocolate and churros...four free with the drink!!!

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Additional Information about El Moro (Churreria)

Address: Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas 42, Mexico City, Mexico
Phone Number: 55 12 08 96
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas 42, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: 55 12 08 96

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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