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El Farolito

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$$ - $$$
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Alfonso Reyes, Mexico City, Mexico
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
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Atlanta, Georgia
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

This is where I had my first meal when I arrived in Mexico City. I fall in love with the place afterward. Everything I had from every visit was very good. My favorite ones are the arrachera, pastor and pollo pastor. Prices are very reasonable too.

Thank Vince_Huang
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Lovely restaurant with really friendly staff and a varied menu of Mexican street food that was fresh and tasty. Open late!

Thank Amy_Tails
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

We ran the gambit of tacos: chuletas, chorizo y queso, bistec encebollado, arrechera and el pastor......can't go wrong with el pastor wish we would have ended with this instead of beginning....spicy avocado sauce and salsa are also delish.

Thank DittYpOp
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1,017 reviews
409 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Average tacos .... Condesa prices ... better options out there! Decent volcanes (toasted corn tortillas with your choice of meat topping melted into cheese).

Thank METRUN360
San Diego, California
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

I joined my cousins at their favorite Taqueria in Mexico City a couple of weeks ago for an amazing meal. They kept ordering different kinds of tacos, all of which arrive on the best fresh tortillas. Everything was perfectly seasoned, the meats tender and juicy. The fresh squeezed juices are made right in front of you. You don't go for... More 

Thank Thomas H
Jupiter, FL
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Oh. My. Gosh. I now know what a gringo I am after tasting these tacos. Totally, utterly redefines the dish. Simply fabulous. Don't be fooled by the fast food type atmosphere (I visited the location at Calle Isaac Newton 130, Miguel Hidalgo, Polanco, Polanco V Secc, 11570 Ciudad de Mexico, D.F., Mexico). The service was attentive, professional and very welcoming,... More 

Thank Nikki55
Rancho Santa Fe, California
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423 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

I love everything about el Farolito, there is a big selection of tacos from steak and chicken to pork carnitas. They also have a good selection of fresh squeezed fruit juices. My personal favourite are the Volcan con carne that is a crispy tortilla with cheese and steak, just add the salsa special that comes out warm. There are many... More 

Thank AlbertoMay
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Since 1962 this place has been serving up the best tacos ever. Whenever I visit Mexico, I make a point of visiting! Agua de Jamaica is a fabulous hibiscus flower drink and the grilled onions are to die for

Thank LFalonso
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67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

A very simple / casual place to enjoy great authentic tacos. The menu is huge with plenty of options to choose from including some vegetarian ones. Price is very affordable. Give it a try .

Thank emfal
Fort Worth, Texas
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2015

I ordered a few of their tacos and was very pleased with the taste and freshness of everything. The salsas were also very good. The queso fundido con chorizo was SO good. I also had an arrachera with chicharron taco and it was delicious. The pastor tacos were also great. Prices were a tad higher than I've seen in other... More 

Thank Jorge C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alfonso Reyes, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Condesa
  • Neighborhood: Condesa
  • Phone Number: 52502322

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

Staying in Condesa

Neighborhood Profile
Easy to explore either on bike or foot, Condesa offers a great variety of activities and places to visit while admiring its neo-colonial architecture. Diverse restaurants vary from regional to global along its streets, while local bars even let you craft your own beer. The urban yet relaxing vibe let visitors cycle or stroll on the Amsterdam Circuit.
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