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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, Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • 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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  • Local cuisine
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Mexico City, Mexico
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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84 reviews 84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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79 reviews 79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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250 reviews 250 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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6 helpful votes 6 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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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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