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El Tizoncito

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Tamaulipas Numero. 122 | Colonia Condesa, Mexico City 06140, Mexico
+52 55 5286 2117
1:00 pm - 4:00 am
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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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Napa Valley
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

So good that I went two days in a row. No frills, basic-but they deliver on the food!! I had the pollo pastor and the flavors were wonderful. Service is efficient but not warm and fuzzy-but that's ok-the food is amazing.

Thank takeajourney
Mexico City
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 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 

Thank wenaroo
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank Ubish A
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Guadalupe F
Vancouver, Canada
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141 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank VancouverWomble
Mexico City, Mexico
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172 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Huracan1955
Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
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43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

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

Thank emma c
College Station
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95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Mike B
Washington, DC
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Camdc
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604 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 688 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank unclelouie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Mexican, Latin, Fast Food, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 am
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: +52 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
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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