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El Tizoncito

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Condesa
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Tamaulipas Numero. 122 | Colonia Condesa, Mexico City 06140, Mexico
(55) 5286.2117
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1:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 am
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Mexico City
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They claim to have invented tacos al pastor. I don't know about that, bit they are darn good - and if you have a seat near the taquero you can see the show as he carves off meat, flicks pineapple off the top of the spit and flings a spoonful of salsa onto the taco in his hand. If you're... More 

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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

One of the best Tacos al pastor options for a late night dinner. And besides the taco I love the pinto beans paste with chipotle that comes with the salsas, it's great!

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Thank Ubish A
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

Good food and excellent wait staff who were very personable. Food was pretty good and tastes best with a clear beer.

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Vancouver, Canada
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134 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Stopped here for lunch and found everything we order to be very small...the tacos to be child size. The flavours are good but it is obvious that being in a tourist area the prices are high for small portions of food. Plus, you cannot sit and enjoy the experience as you are hassled every few minutes by street venders which... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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165 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Everybody who has lived in Mexico for some time has been to this place. Best known Tacos "al pastor" in Mexico City, even at 4 am.

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Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
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41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

really really great tacos al pastor!!!!! other tacos as well , highly recommended~! just your regular taqueria worth going!

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College Station
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Just a neighborhood corner type of place but really tasty tacos and such. The pastor was wonderful. Not sure why anyone would say touristy, when I was there, the only tourist in the place was me.

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Washington, DC
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

The tacos are a bit dry here, and the establishment a bit touristy. Had the al pastor and horchata. Horchata is very sweet here, more cinnamon than is typical. Other places were better for al pastor although I know it is a tradition here.

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Minnesota
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113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 680 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

First of all I must state that we completely enjoy the quiet nature of the Condesa neighborhood compared to the frenetic Mexico City scene. It's simply a pleasant joy to walk through the nice streets and boulevards, notice the many restaurants and cafes, and stop when you find a place that draws you in. This is exactly what happened to... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Visited this place twice during our trip to Mexico, and the second visit was even better as we knew what we were doing. Like another reviewer stated before, have the al pastor tacos in 'small doses', and see how far you can go! (We managed 7 pastor's each). Try all the sauces and find your favourite mixture. Fantastic flavours! Someone... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Fast Food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 4:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tamaulipas Numero. 122 | Colonia Condesa, Mexico City 06140, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Condesa
  • Neighborhood: Condesa
  • Phone Number: (55) 5286.2117

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

Staying in Condesa

Neighborhood Profile
Condesa
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.