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Las Ranas

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2 Poniente # 102, Puebla, Mexico
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: It is located just around the corner of the street 5 de Mayo in Puebla...
It is located just around the corner of the street 5 de Mayo in Puebla (the most important walking street) It is 2 restaurants.. one right across the other. They specialize in tacos but they serve a few other dishes too. It is by far the best tacos in the city and I have invited friends from Greece, Norway and all over Mexico and everyone loves them so I can't understand why they aren't listed in tripadvisor yet. They are the best known tacos in the city I am sure
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  • 12
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cheap, cheerful and very good

We enjoyed our lunch here. It was very busy and we had the last available table but the atmosphere was fun and enhanced by passing musicians and the sight of meat grilling on the large spits at front of all the crowded tables. Food was very easy to order for none Spanish speakers as just needed to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
jadeb
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London
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London
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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We enjoyed our lunch here. It was very busy and we had the last available table but the atmosphere was fun and enhanced by passing musicians and the sight of meat grilling on the large spits at front of all the crowded tables. Food was very easy to order for none Spanish speakers as just needed to tick off on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Very busy place, filled with locals so quite excited. The food was really tasty, and despite how busy they were service was quick. It's not a pretty place, and very loud. But good for a pit stop to refuel. Reasonably priced.

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Dublin, Ireland
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139 reviews 139 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a quick, cheap and cheerful place to grab some tacos for lunch. They salsas, tacos, service is all great. This is a no frills place if you look from the outside, but the food is very tasty and some of the nicest tacos we have had in 8 weeks around Mexico.

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Norfolk, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is definitely worth a visit for lunch. It's like entering a whizzing carousel—tables teeming with people, waiters racing about, musicians playing in one corner, Samurai chefs shaving meat in a row as you walk in. All the food is good, but beware: the portions are HUGE.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Just really, really good tacos. Super salsas, great service, amiable atmosphere. Cochinita pibil as good as I've ever had. Wonderful, flavorful tacos. A step up from street food in atmosphere, and as good as it gets in this type of cuisine. A super choice if you want to have a taste of authentic local cuisine.

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Beamsville, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We tried Las Ranas for lunch, and arrived between noon and 12:30pm. There was no wait and we went straight in. We had the Arabes with pita bread (we don't care for tortillas) and much enjoyed them. We also had two portions of onions....delicious, but one plate between two would have been enough. Service was prompt and helpful, with the... More 

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Munich, Germany
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124 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We had dinner at Las Ranas twice and very much enjoyed all the food: Queso fundido with Chorizo was great, Arachera and Alambres were excellent. Portions were hughe, everything comes with the usual trimmings and tortillas and everything at a very reasonable price. We were with two and did not manage to finish two main dishes! The place has a... More 

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New York
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106 reviews 106 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Tasty arabes. A bit confusing to do takeout, there seems to be one long line for tables and/ or takeout, but it moves. Tacos were good, not earth shattering like all the stupid hype sites say. I got sick from the red hot sauce, which was either sitting out too long or I ate too much of it. Good portion... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Nice and friendly setting in a courtyard, efficient and quick service, great tacos and excellent price.

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San Francisco, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Las Ranas translates to The Frogs in English. For whatever reason a frog is a good luck animal in Mexico. Come to think of it I've never seen frogs legs on a menu so, there must be some truth to that. Puebla's know for it's take on the traditional taco due to the high number of immigrants from Lebanon back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Poniente # 102, Puebla, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Puebla  >  Puebla

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

It is located just around the corner of the street 5 de Mayo in Puebla (the most important walking street) It is 2 restaurants.. one right across the other. They specialize in tacos but they serve a few other dishes too. It is by far the best tacos in the city and I have invited friends from Greece, Norway and all over Mexico and everyone loves them so I can't understand why they aren't listed in tripadvisor yet. They are the best known tacos in the city I am sure
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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