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El Rincon de la Lechuza

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Miguel Angel de Quevedo No. 34, Mexico City 01050, Mexico
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Montreal, Canada
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134 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

First visited in 1997, been going back at least one a year ever since when we visit our family in Mexico City. Best tortilla soup I've ever had (I've been on a 19 year quest to top it). Mushroom, rajas poblanos tacos are fantastic.

Thank LDarroch
New York City, New York
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116 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

I used to go in the evening for tacos to Taqueria la Lechuza with friends, after university classes ended in weekdays, back in the late seventies. It was one of the very best sitting taquerias close to South Insurgentes Avenue, in the south of Mexico City. Forty years later, La Lechuza is still as good as then and proudly holds... More 

Thank Roberto113
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251 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2015

Well known by families south in the city during decades. Food is ok, not a great restaurant but good option in a budget.

Thank Sandra V
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2015

This place looks like a hole in the wall but the tacos are amazing! You walk in, pick a table and they bring you a form like at a sushi place. Order a variety; it's all good. I strongly recommend the horchata (rice water). Also, the arroz con leche for dessert is great.

Thank L C
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1,023 reviews
413 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

These are the first charcoal grilled tacos I have seen that compare in quality to Los Parados. The costilla was excellent as was the massive serving of pastor ... but the prices were simply a bit too elevated to give this place 4 or 5 stars. The frijoles charros were good as well.

Thank METRUN360
Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2015

If you're in the mood for a wide variety of tacos somewhere that's a cut above a corner taqueria, El Rincon is your place. It is, essentially, a neighborhood family restaurant serving home style food, and that means tacos, tacos and more tacos. The place is always bustling (we went there twice on our recent trip) with local folks. Find... More 

Thank DonQ_55
Rahway, New Jersey
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131 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2015

My mother-in-law, who lives in Mexico City, recommended this place for lunch, as they have been eating at La Lechuza for years. They have a large assortment of tacos including the Mexico City special, tacos al pastor, and many other varieties such as rajas, chorizo, carnitas, etc. I started with tortilla soup which was delicious and large. I had ordered... More 

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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2014

LOVE LOVE LOVE the tacos at the rincon.I do not even know which one to start with. Tacos de rajas, tacos de chuleta, de pastor, cebollitas, queso de cazuela. The experience takes me back to my chidlhood.

Thank needstogo
Mexico City, Mexico
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

A classic, authentic and well-aged place for tacos near Coyoacán and San Ángel. The place is very modest, full of locals, and fast-serviced. The place to go if visiting town and craving for real Mexican fast food.

Thank gabsvillalobos
Sao Paulo, SP
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82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2012

La LECHUZA is a well cherished taco joint by locals. Delicious tacos and soups brought to you very hot (teperature). You can see the cooks grilling chorizos, arracheras and the like. Order the chorizo special and squeeze plenty of lime - delicious. You may slip on the greasy floor, but who cares? Next best thing to eating tacos from street... More 

Thank CesarRodrigues

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Miguel Angel de Quevedo No. 34, Mexico City 01050, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: 56615911

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?