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El Lago de los Cisnes

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Lomas de Chapultepec 5
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Calle Prado Norte No. 391, Mexico City 11000, Mexico
55-5282-4501
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

General thoughts: I went to this restaurant after numerous recommendations from people but did not believe the tacos were superior to others given the extra price. Service: was good and the wait staff was attentive and the food came out quickly. Overall, location/service is nice but I would not say this was my favorite taco spot in town (try El... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a place that after several years keeps good food and service. Prices are higher than you would expect for tacos but taste and quality is good. If you look for real simple mexican food this place is a good choice especially for lunch time or after hours.

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Thank David A
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traditional Mexican taco joint. You will find good food and perfect Mexican "godin" ambiance. Perfect for a quick lunch or if you want to have simple but great tasting tacos. The service is not that great though. Try the pats soup. Very traditional Mexican dish and super tasty.

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Thank Camilo A
Mexico City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

It has been over 20 years since It was caled Charco de las Ranas that I have been going here. Tacos are great with pastor and chuleta ahumada my favorite. I aleays ask for cebollitas too (not prrparadas). This place is a treat for me. Aleays busy an upscale typical taco place that is clean.

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Thank Happy_on_the_road
Oceanside, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Had lunch here and really enjoyed our meal. We had horchata to drink and tacos al pastor to eat with fried gouda cheese (chicharron de queso). The food was fresh and tasty.

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Thank Paul_R_8208
Celaya, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Totally worth every penny!!! The pastor "pepito" is delicious!!! The Jamaica water is super refreshing!!! Everything here is really good and super clean!!!

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Thank Ana G
Toluca, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The food here is good and has been for the almost 20 years that I have been coming here. The prices however have gone way up, and it is hard to eat a full meal for less than 150-200 pesos. It is great for late night snacks as they stay open stupid late and they have their own indoor parking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This is a taco place which I have constantly visited the last 25 years. The tacos are really good. Pastor is a must have, so at least try one. The "chicharon de queso" is also worth trying out.

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Thank Nestorcup
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I will say that is mot cheap but the tacos are good in taste and quality, you have to have in mind that it is located in an upscale area surrounded by corporate offices, thus the price. Pastor is better in Charco de las ranas for the same price.

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Thank Juan M
Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This large popular taqueria serves all sorts of tacos and traditional Mexican food. Unlike some other taco places, they disinfect all their vegetables, and are very careful with the preparation of their salsas.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 6:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 6:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 6:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Prado Norte No. 391, Mexico City 11000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Lomas de Chapultepec 5
  • Neighborhood: Lomas de Chapultepec 5
  • Phone Number: 55-5282-4501

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?