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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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Roseburg, Oregon, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We try to go here as often as possible when in Mexico City. The churro & chocolate are the best. The is no place like this anywhere. It has been serving churro since 24 hrs a day since 1935!

Thank Kris B
Belgrade, Serbia
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56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well I am no world expert on Churros but if there are better,then I surely look forward to trying them someday. I am reviewing the outlet on Avenida Alvaro Obregon,which is handily located in Colonia Roma and just across the street from the Hotel Stanza used by many visitors from overseas. The setting is bright and functional and matches the... More 

Thank Crooked Nose
Olympia, Washington
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Churros & Chocalate ... it just does not get much better than this for a chocoholic like me! This is an iconic comfort food restaurant in the Reforma district of Mexico City. I ordered the classic, a plate of fresh, hot churros and a drinking chocolate from a selection of a half dozen different varieties. The churros arrived in short... More 

1 Thank Tamara S
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was absolutely outstanding. We ordered one churro for the two of us, as we had just eaten lunch. But I wish we had space for 2. One suggestion - forgo the chocolate sauce. Chocolate sauce is available anywhere. They have caramel and some form of a milk sauce, both of which were delicious... as was the Mexican hot... More 

Thank E B
New York City, New York
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm keeping this simple. This 24 hour churro haven is worth the 30 minute wait. Just go, wait, and get yourself a churro or four. Beyond yum my...enough said!

1 Thank Melia_Mucer
Houston, Texas
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45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Churros....yum. You can take them to go or sit down and enjoy with a very rich hot chocolate. There are 2 left bed: one to right takes the take out.. you pay first, then with ticket voucher you show to person bagging them. You will be asked if you want them coated with plain sugar or a mixture with cinnamon.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Such a good stuff!! Churros with cinnamon sugar are amazing. And if you want to make it memorable don't forget to take some cajeta sauce.

Thank Paula S
Austin, TX
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Greatest Churros EVAR! find your way to this old school place near the zocalo (esablished 1935). There are several types of churros that all start with the same melt in your mouth dough. A little sugar, a little cinnamon. Orders come in 4s, glad we went with 2 orders. The only thing that could have made it better was a... More 

Thank ElCaballoAustin
Brighton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Great place for a mid-morning pick me up. Really quaint and old fashioned inside, the service was good and the prices very reasonable. I liked watching them make the churros through the front window on the way out.

Thank Erin C
Tumwater, Washington
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129 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

The line outside is long but it is worth the wait. It is a trip back to an earlier age as this restaurant has been around for a long time. The churros are very fresh, and the chocolate was rich. Be sure to add dipping sauces to your order.

Thank ChrisC6649

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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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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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