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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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Good for:
Local cuisine

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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
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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colorado
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248 reviews 248 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Sao Paulo, SP
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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113 reviews 113 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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284 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 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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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: Mexican, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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