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2 Poniente # 102, Puebla, Mexico
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Ranked #15 of 245 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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English first
Mexico City, Mexico
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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315 reviews 315 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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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208 reviews 208 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 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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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Portland, Maine
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163 reviews 163 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We visited both branches, across the street from each other. Staff was efficient both places. It is very popular with Mexicans and tourists from afar. Safe to say it is an institution in these parts. They are open up to 10.00 which is good. Although the food was great and the price was good, I was a bit let down... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

These tacos rival the best in Mexico City. They don't skimp on the portions and the food flies out so fast it has to be fresh! The cemitas (sandwiches) are delicious. "Greasy spoon" atmosphere but who cares?!

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La Grange, IL
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206 reviews 206 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The service and prices at Las Ranas cannot be beat! We went twice for lunch. The cochinita is so moist and delicious. The taco arabe melts in your mouth. I think that most everything was pork, and they don't offer chicken. The grilled onions are the only veggies available, and worth the few cents. We would enjoy a full lunch... More 

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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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