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El Tizoncito

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Condesa
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Tamaulipas Numero. 122 | Colonia Condesa, Mexico City 06140, Mexico
(55) 5286.2117
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1:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Saturday afternoon lunch

This was the first restaurant we went to after arriving in the DF on a Saturday afternoon. We arrived at the restaurant around 4pm (late lunch) and were one of only two tables - we sat on the patio facing the street so we could enjoy the weather, people watch, and listen to the street musicians... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2015
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Visited this place twice during our trip to Mexico, and the second visit was even better as we knew what we were doing. Like another reviewer stated before, have the al pastor tacos in 'small doses', and see how far you can go! (We managed 7 pastor's each). Try all the sauces and find your favourite mixture. Fantastic flavours! Someone... More 

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Thank Janne11235
Gladstone, Australia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed the food here and I would have loved to give a better rating but the service was really bad. We wanted to try more tacos and have another drink but the wait staff just kept walking past and ignoring us so we paid and left.

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Thank Brendan E
DC
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

This was the first restaurant we went to after arriving in the DF on a Saturday afternoon. We arrived at the restaurant around 4pm (late lunch) and were one of only two tables - we sat on the patio facing the street so we could enjoy the weather, people watch, and listen to the street musicians passing by. We really... More 

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Thank SaraLinDC
Oxon Hill, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I've tried taco al pastor here in the states but so far this is the best that I have tried so far. I like the slice of pineapple, it adds zest to the food. The waiter are also prompt.

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Thank Garville
Leon, Mexico
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Cousin of mine challenged me to come to this place while visiting Mexico City. Took the challenge. Sat by the taco-man and followed instructions: One taco at a time, "Al Pastor" only, with pineapple. Keep them coming until I say otherwise. Try it. Thank me later.

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Thank Moroni M
Chula Vista, California
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204 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Close battle with Fogoncito for best Pastor tacos but if this is what you like, I would go straight here! Supposedly they invented the dish. Recommended!

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Thank MEXUS
Huntington Beach, California
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

El Tizoncito is located in the Condesa neighborhood and was recommended to us by Fernando at Condesa Haus. He told us they had the best tacos al pastor. This is pork cooked with onion and pineapple. It is fabulous! Prices are great too. Gotta try it!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We went here a number of times. The first time we just ordered normal tacos, and we weren't that impressed. However the next time we ordered the tacos al pastor, which this place is famous for, and they were amazing. We kept coming back.

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Thank Grace_Kinza
Marco Island, Florida
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

The best tacos al pastor without a doubt. Don't even sit down. Just stand next to El Taquero and he will continue serving you tacos until you can't walk. All the salsas are amazing and at the end they will know how many tacos you ate because they'll count the left over papers in your plate. Been eating there for... More 

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Thank Etamayo68
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is my favorite pastor taco in the city. It's perfectly seasoned, with the right amount of pineapple and cilantro. I usually stick with the original. I tried the pastor gringo and didn't care for it as it has a flour tortilla. They bring you a nice selection of sauces, refried beans, and chips to accompany your tacos. The tacos... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tamaulipas Numero. 122 | Colonia Condesa, Mexico City 06140, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Condesa
  • Neighborhood: Condesa
  • Phone Number: (55) 5286.2117

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 4:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 4:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Condesa

Neighborhood Profile
Condesa
Easy to explore either on bike or foot, Condesa offers a great variety of activities and places to visit while admiring its neo-colonial architecture. Diverse restaurants vary from regional to global along its streets, while local bars even let you craft your own beer. The urban yet relaxing vibe let visitors cycle or stroll on the Amsterdam Circuit.