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“A tradition in Mexico City”
Review of El Moro

El Moro
Ranked #1 of 53 Dessert in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Centro Historico
Mexico
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A tradition in Mexico City”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

This is a traditional place in Mexico City. Arguably the oldest churreria in town.
Pros:
1. Good price
2. Wide variety of beverages: hot chocolate, coffee, milk and shakes.
3. Good churros: not great, just average! The difference is that you dip them into you hot chocolate and mmmmmm....
4. Service 24 hours
Cons:
1. Always crowded!!! Unless you go at 2 AM but the area is a little creepy at that time
2. Slow service

Overall a good experience.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank guidillo
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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132 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Must have churros with chocolate!”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Not located in a nice street, rude waitresses but ... must have this experience. An old-fashioned "churreria" : standard order is 4 delicious churros and a mug of the cholocate of your choice (Spanish-style, Mexican-style...). They serve other things but ... why bother? have the churros!

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
Thank Enrique C
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Mexico
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great churros con chocolate”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

El Moro is a very traditional place. Perfect spot to try churros con chocolate if you are in the downtown are. Very tasty and rich hot cocoa.

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
Thank aprocuna
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Chicago, Illinois
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91 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Luv luv this place”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

This place has been there for many years. Their specialties are the churros and hot chocolate. Although my friends like the churros from Coyoacan better, I personally found this place on top as the churros are freshly made and you can add on the Mexican chocolate while you wish to continue to indulge. If you are around the area it is worth the visit to get away from the city congestion and hideaway in sweetness.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Ivette C
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Austin, Texas
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93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Extremely limited but perfect menu--chorros and chocolate!!!”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

Open 24 hours a day in central Mexico City near Bellas Artes -- wonderful chorros with wonderful hot chocolate. I had the semi-sweet with cinnamon, but my friend had a sweeter chocolate and was equally happy. Actually, everyone I saw there was happy. And there are families, couples, groups of friends off work, all types of people in the crowd. But I mean, who doesn't want chorros and chocolate??!!
The place has been around since the 1930s and it is still going strong, so tells you that they do what they do the way it should be done.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Maura_Patricia
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