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El Charco de las Ranas

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Av. Rio Mixcoac Esq. Lorenzo Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico
5598 6597
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07:00 - 06:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 06:00
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I must say I am Mexican living outside the country since 2012. Positively surprised coming back to this place as the Pastor Tacos and the 'salsas' were fantastic. Pricey if you live in Mexico City, inexpensive if you are coming from Europe or the US. If you want a real taco experience without risk of getting sick, this is the... More 

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1 Thank Cesar N
San Luis Obispo, California
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The tacos are incredible and stick with the basics - Chorizo, Pastor and Asada. They are excellent and the standard taco is a good portion, i would select several standards instead of going with 1 traditional. You can see in my picture the serving size of a standard taco. I was very impressed and enjoyed the tacos.

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Thank Salvador H
Ozone Park, New York
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my family had one day off at Mexico City before we go to Cancun, and decided to go to this place, we were really surprised, I never had tacos like this before, the tacos are amazing, very delicious, the sauce was great too! and I loved the horchata juice! wish they open some franchises of this place in... More 

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Thank debstraveler
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1,066 reviews
448 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Great tacos at a high price point. The frijoles charros (slow cooked beans with bacon, onion etc) were ample and decadent. The taco al pastor was large and well done ... good tortillas too. A bit pricey for MX City tacos though.

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Thank METRUN360
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

If you're visiting Mexico City order tacos al pastor, alambre of bistec and chicharrón de queso 👌🏽 also the Fish tacos al pastor are amazing! Aaaand Mexican breakfasts are also great!

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Thank William L
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102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

El Charco is a nice place, particularly for those who are timid about real street-taco joints, or for visiting foreigners who might suffer intestinally from the more authentic places. But this place is nice, pleasant, clean, and easy to get to. The quesadillas lack something in taste, but the tacos are generally quite good. The alambres are very well served,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

When you aproach to the restaurant there is a valet parking ready to take your car, which is very important in a big city like CDMX, I like the colored atmosphere of the place and the flavor of the food is great, don't miss the tacos al Pastor with red salsa of course..! the place has become a classic for... More 

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Thank Pezcristiano
Tijuana, Mexico
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Great tacos, very well served and excellent mexican food... Enjoy it's expensive for a taco but is very good to have

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Thank Richard V
Brisbane, Australia
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112 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Great Tacos Al Pastor. Good service. lovely sauces served with the meal. Good Service. A little expensive but high quality. Would eat there again.

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Thank Liam S
Tel Aviv, Israel
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

I was there in a different location in Mexico City (polanco). I enjoyed it very much. Great tacos, especially those with pineapple. The Chicharon de queso too.

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Thank MickeyShmuel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 06:00
Monday
07:00 - 06:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 06:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 06:00
Thursday
07:00 - 06:00
Friday
07:00 - 06:00
Saturday
07:00 - 06:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Rio Mixcoac Esq. Lorenzo Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: 5598 6597

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