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El Moro (Churreria)

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Coffee Shop, Diner, Dessert, Mexican
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Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas 42, Mexico City, Mexico
55 12 08 96
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Late Night

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    Very good
  • 115
    Average
  • 29
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  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The real deal

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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CT
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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

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Sao Paulo, SP
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A 24-hour place ther gets crowded during peak hour with lots of locals ordering churros to go. Great for a tasty snack anytime of day and night.

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Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I was very keen to try this place. I got there around 3pm on a Friday and was able to get a table straight away. Churros not the best I've ever had but the service was quick and the waitresses were all very polite (and extremely grateful for the tip I gave). I had the French Hot Choc which was... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A great place to visit in the old downtown! Inside they offer freshly made churros and hot chocolate. Outside they offer some of the best tacos and tortas in the city! The best plan is to first order your tacos and tortas outside. There is always a line of people but you should get your order in 10 mins on... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The most traditional Churrería in Mexico City! Serves very good hot chocolate, with options suitable for every taste. Churros are excellent

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UK
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111 reviews 111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I had been promising my husband churros for ages when we were in Spain and somehow we always missed them. I looked this place up on Trip Advisor and it looked accessible from where we were staying so we took a wander along D.F.s busy streets and past electronic retailers till we reached this place on the corner. Service was... More 

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

What fun to be here on a Saturday night with crowds of Mexicans dining on churros and hot chocolate!

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Makati, Philippines
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83 reviews 83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

El Moro is a quintessential comfort food destination of Mexicans. It's a restaurant that's been in operation since 1939, in the same location, serving sweet sugar-sprinkled churros with hot chocolate to politicians, engineers, movie stars and farmers alike for decades. Going is tantamount to paying homage to tradition and history. The area it's located in is not for everybody-- a... More 

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649 reviews 649 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Best Churros in Mexico City. A DF Icon! Very old and traditional churro place on Eje Central a couple of blocks from the Torre Latino ... they have cheap high quality churros and a pretty decent selection of hot chocolate/coffee/malts to accompany them. The place is ALWAYS packed so be ready to wait as there are no reservations ... particularly... More 

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Miami
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Great spot. Great churros. Good service. Live music. Fun spot. Making large batches of churros in front of you. Family from Mexico brought us.

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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
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Diner, Dessert, Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?