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El Charco de las Ranas

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Av. Rio Mixcoac Esq. Lorenzo Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico
5598 6597
07:00 - 06:00
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Mexico City, Mexico
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Since this restaurant started It has been known for having great tacos, a simple clean restaurant and the use of quality ingridients, my 2 favorite options are the "Tacos al Pastor" (Pork meat slowly cooked with a fine adobe sauce) and the "Alambre especial con queso" (chonks of onion, meat, pork, cheese, green pepper served with tortillas) large portions and... More 

Thank FeBoMu
Level Contributor
45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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 

1 Thank Cesar N
San Luis Obispo, California
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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.

Thank Salvador H
Ozone Park, New York
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 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 

Thank debstraveler
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1,079 reviews
459 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
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.

Thank METRUN360
1 review
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!

Thank William L
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125 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 

1 Thank Town P
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 

Thank Pezcristiano
Tijuana, Mexico
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124 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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

Thank Richard V
Brisbane, Australia
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120 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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.

Thank Liam S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 06:00
07:00 - 06:00
07:00 - 06:00
07:00 - 06:00
07:00 - 06:00
07:00 - 06:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?