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Las Ranas

2 Poniente # 102, Puebla, Mexico
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Ranked #14 of 225 Restaurants in Puebla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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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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
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Kingston, Ontario
Top Contributor
273 reviews 273 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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206 reviews 206 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 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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London
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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150 reviews 150 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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205 reviews 205 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
243 helpful votes 243 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Without question, a trip highlight dining at Las Ranas. The tacos arabes were to die for and well priced. The staff in the restaurant are super quick and friendly. Compared to the other restaurants in Puebla City, I found this one to be incredibly cheap for the amount of food you get. I always left feeling satisfied. Average meal per... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

What else do you need to know? Las Ranas has 2 locations, located diagonally across the street from each other. You may have to line up for a table, but even on the Sep 16 holiday when we went, the staff managed to get tables cleared and people seated quite quickly. You will be given a paper menu where you... More

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