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El Moro

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Centro Historico
Mexican, Cafe, Spanish, Diner
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Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas 42, Mexico City, Mexico
55 12 08 96
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Churros!!!!

It was a long time since I was here, at least 10 years... It is still fantastic, great churros!! If you have ever tried the churros somewhere else, you havent had churros if you havent tried them at El Moro. this place is old!! the best churros ever.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Humberto P
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Cancun, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only were the churros and 4 different kinds of hot chocolate delicious but this place is an institution serving churros since 1935. You know you picked the right spot when you are the only tourists there. Also there was live music when we were there that added to ambience. They also happen to be open 24 hr even holidays... More 

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Thank Lea H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Los Churros are a tipical sweet kind of bread from Mexico. And El Moro is one of the best places where you can have churros. They are the best. Delicious !!! You can't go to Mexico and not have a churro. You will love them !!! They use the best ingredients and have the best service.

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Thank Cecilia L
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The churros and hot chocolate were pretty good and the service was great. The only reason it didn't get a higher rating is because we like the churros in Melbourne better. Most likely because in Melb you usual get cinnamon sugar and some hot chocolate & caramel dipping sauce. Maybe we could have got that here but we didn't know... More 

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Thank achos4real
San Francisco, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I took Spanish class waaaaaaaaaaay back when I was in middle school / high school, the title of one of my textbooks was called "Churros y Chocolate". Thus began my lifelong appreciation for churros - fueled by my love of all things cinnamon. We heard about El Moro so it was top of the list to check out when... More 

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Thank engine32
Cancun, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a long time since I was here, at least 10 years... It is still fantastic, great churros!! If you have ever tried the churros somewhere else, you havent had churros if you havent tried them at El Moro. this place is old!! the best churros ever.

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Thank Humberto P
Pasadena, California
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We get a very tasty Mexican Coffee, Cafe con leche (cafe au lait), and 4 churros with tip for about $6. The price alone would be a draw, but the food and beverages were what made it a steal. Go during the afternoon because it's simply impossible to try and get a seat in the evening.

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Thank GuyFromPasadena
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

It is a traditional place for best churros in town ! Try to dip it in the chocolate as the locals do. It is great ! It has been live since 1935, so you can imagine how good it is.

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California, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Even if you're on a diet, it's fun to watch the churros being made in the front window. The order of chocolate and churros provides enough churros to share. You can choose from special chocolate, Mexican chocolate, French chocolate, etc. I liked the special chocolate which contained a hint of allspice. Many diners dipped their churros into their chocolate.

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Thank WorldTraveler9
Hurst, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

We kinda stumbled upon this place for breakfast, it was delicious! The chocolate is kinda spicy, which makes it even better. The churros are to die for, best breakfast in awhile!

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Thank SarahNicci
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Only churro a and chocolate....very popular place, but never a wait because that is all they serve....you can get code too! Best chocolate in town. Stop here when you are tired after your visits to the zocalo and Bellas Artes

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas 42, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighborhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: 55 12 08 96

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Cafe, Spanish, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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Staying in Centro Historico

Neighborhood Profile
Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.