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El Huequito

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Centro Historico
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Gante No. 1, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
+52 55 5521 8834
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Palo Alto, California
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93 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tiny place offers some of the best al pastor tacos I have ever had... and I eat a lot of tacos. The place is quite small, but packs a lot of punch. They only sell pastor and they do it right. Be sure to get the beer 'misil' which is 3 liters of beer and they had a promo... More 

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Thank bandazagorath
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing like a pile of meat with cheese on top. The meat was lean and well seasoned. The condiments were great. This is definitely not fine dining, but the flavors are excellent and well worth the stop for lunch.

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Thank Russ B
Minneapolis
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126 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tacos al pastor, shepherd's tacos, here are the best that I have ever had, and I have had quite a few. The tacos al pastor of the Huequito are special in that, rather than with the now traditional pineapple, they are served with a sour orange sauce. The final result is excellent. The Huequito has a nice little patio... More 

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Thank MinnesotaTim
Cebu Island, Philippines
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79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The food was okay but that waiter who came to my table was apparently incapable of a smile or a greeting or a thank you. He was either arrogant, angry, or just having a bad day. I was tempted to put his name here but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt that he was just having a bad... More 

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Thank Richard D
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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202 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Very small restaurant in the very centre of the city close to many amenities. You can have the traditional "tacos al pastor" (traditional tortillas filled with your choice of meat plus the addition of a slice of pineapple) and a variety of other traditional Mexican food. Probably one of your best choices for a centric outlet if you need a... More 

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Thank Jesusmiguel58
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

The best Mexican food i've had in Mexico City! The tacos are divine and are stuffed with tons of meat and there are eight kinds of salsa to try!

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Thank SalSalami
Santa Cruz, California
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Our hired tour guide took us here. The al pastor tacos were soo good, but the mushroom soup was too salty. Ambiance is fine, it's clean and staff is very attentive.

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Thank Dosteele
Glendale, Arizona
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Close to where we were staying and turned out to be a great taco place. Tacos al pastor were my favorite.

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Thank Enrique D
London, England
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110 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

I went to the Calle Bolivar location last week and the English speaking security guy ushered me inside. Upon hearing my not-so-fantastic Spanish, he told me that they had menus in English, but the prices were more because they hadn't updated the ones on the menus written in Spanish. Mmm, yeah, right! Did I have STUPIDO written on my forehead?... More 

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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

I paid 350 pesos for tacos. I don't know how it happened, but it is just not right. I paid less than that yesterday at a nice sushi place. Never coming back.

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Thank Louie G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gante No. 1, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5521 8834

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro Historico

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Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
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