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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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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Cycy P
San Diego, CA
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank MelTee1960
Plattsburgh, New York
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328 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Grousedoctor
New York, NY
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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
New Britain, Connecticut
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Half of Mexico City was inside or waiting by the door for good reason: the fantastic churros. Inexpensive and good.

Thank Stephen B
Porto Alegre, RS
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342 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

This is the place for you to experience and try REAL Mexican Churros, for a incredible cheap price. They serve just the regular churros with sugar or cinnamon, three topping, really good. They also have some sandwiches and milkshakes, but really you will come here for the churros. CHEAP! Really cheap.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

First what a cool experience in a place with history the hot chocolate is to die for the churro on the other hand was just OK

Thank Docald
Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Great local place to have churros and hot chocolate. Fun to watch then pipe them out in the front space with a window onto the street. Open 24 hrs.

Thank Brownsjo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $20
Mexican, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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.