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2 Poniente # 102, Puebla, Mexico
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Ranked #14 of 267 Restaurants in Puebla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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
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Beamsville, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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222 reviews 222 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Kingston, Ontario
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321 reviews 321 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Okay, this place is crowded, noisy and the servers are grumpy but this restaurant serves amongst the best tacos I have had in Mexico (and I love tacos!) While you won't be made to feel welcome by the staff, your orders come fast. All ingredients are fresh. The Tacos Arabe are el Pastor with a pita style tortilla - so... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Las Ranas is a festive family restaurant in Puebla, which seemed popular with both locals and visitors. There was hardly a table, but this added to the buzzing atmosphere. The tacos arabes and the tortas were spectacular, mouth-watering dishes, and it was fun to learn about their cross-cultural story in Puebla. Our waitress was extremely helpful in both English and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The tacos were massive and fantastic. They were stuffed to the brim and were rich and delicious. Unfortunately, however, we experienced the worst mosquitoes that we have seen in our month in southern mexico. My major complaint here is the waiter. He wasn't helpful at all and we had to remind him multiple times to bring the beer we ordered.... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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217 reviews 217 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Tacos here were good. Ambiance fine...but really a lot of what you already have in town. So many options of which many are good. This is fine but not sure why stands out above so many others. Centrally located and larger than others

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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Of the best we've eaten during our time in Mexico plus the cheapest. Had a small feast and some drinks all for £10. Queues can be quite long to get in but worth the wait

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Additional Information about Las Ranas

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

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