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El Moro

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Centro Historico
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Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas 42, Mexico City, Mexico
55 12 08 96
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Mexico City, Mexico
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped to get an order of churros this morning with my husband and 5yo son. Glad we changed our minds and bought two orders instead! Had to wait for probably 15 minutes in line, but well worth the wait! Very yummy. Think is my go-to place for when I need a cinnamon churro fix!

Thank jillebert64
Kenner, Louisiana
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324 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to try churros and everyone had said the best place to try them was El Moro. We went there Sunday evening, they are open 24hrs, and the line for both take-away and to sit were long. The service is efficient and quick so we only had to wait 15-20 minutes. The menu is churros, various types of chocolate,... More 

Thank 0504Traveller
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every city has a institution for local junk food, this is your joint for Churros. There is also a torta place connected and you are allowed to bring them into the seating area. I assume it's owned by the same people.

Thank the_moon_is_smaller
Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best churros ever! Crisp, not too sweet and not greasy. This is a must have while in CDE Mexico. Join the locals in a sweet treat!

Thank drv1952
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

I found that place on another social media and thought I would give it a go. It's right down the street that leads to Bella artes and the casa de Los azulejos so if you're on a visit in the city centre, stop there it's really worth it! My boyfriend and I ordered churros and chocolate, with chocolate deep on... More 

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San Diego, CA
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Definitely visit this mainstay. The churros are amazing. I would recommend sticking with the light chocolate. The Spanish was too sweet and not smooth enough for me. We also tried the Mexican which was unsurprisingly sweet.

Thank SMPH
Melbourne, Australia
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76 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

The churros and delicious hot chocolate are worth the wait - the line can be quite long, but sometimes (I was lucky) if your timing is right you'll be able to go straight in. Be prepared, it's very busy and it's also very warm - fans but no air conditioning. The decor is interesting and the menu is quite extensive,... More 

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Plattsburgh, New York
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328 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

It's always fun to go to El Moro for churros and hot chocolate. It's also a crazy 24-hour place that seems to always be full. After eating at a nearby restaurant, this is one of my favorite places to go for dessert! Don't be surprised if you have to wait for a table. However, El Moro is large and the... More 

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New York, NY
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

If you wish to dine in, there is a long line at virtually any time. However, there is no line for takeout. The hot chocolate is dense, rich, flavorful and hot. The plain churro is delicious when fresh and a day old. The vanilla ice cream tastes so rich and natural. Wow! I could live on these churros.

Thank D_K-of_NYC
Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Great taste and amazing slice of Cdmx history! I am a cacao liver and their 'especial' chocolate And churro saws a great start of a day.

Thank imageseer63

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $20
Mexican, Cafe
Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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

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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.
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