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Antigua Taqueria La Oriental

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14 sur, Puebla, Mexico
+52 222 237 8763
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Just average tacos arabes, if tou want to taste something typical from Pueblas this is just okay. I would recomend taco arabe with cheese

Thank Ricky-Mtz
Vernon, Canada
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245 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Yes, these tacos were good but not the great I was hoping for. We found the meat to be tender and tasty, but too salty. Certainly generous portions and the accompanying sauces were also good. We will have to try Tacos Tony, as another reader suggested, to compare.

Thank KGGFamily
Springfield, Illinois
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915 reviews
584 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Several locations in Puebla. One behind the hotel Alhondiga at city center. Their specialty is a fusion of Lebanese and Mexican cuisine which is the "taco oriental" which is a traditional taco on a pita type bread and not a corn tortilla. The Seminas con carne y queso are also excellent. Muchas localizaciones en Puebla. Una detras del hotel alohondiga... More 

Thank Clevlander
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

These tacos are unique, they are served on a pita flat bread and the meat is shaven off off of a "Trompo" right in front of you. Get the Jocoque seco and enjoy a special treat, be careful the hot sause has some kick but is perfect on the tacos. Every time I'm in Puebla my family knows to take... More 

Thank Edward C
Houston, Texas
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

This review if for the location on the Zocalo in Puebla. Originally, I went out looking for tacos al pastor... then I saw the trompo of meat just like pastor and the sign Tacos Arabe... I had no idea what Arabe was so I looked it up. Well it's pork tacos and since tacos al pastor are pork... it was... More 

Thank drb622013
Colorado Springs, CO
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221 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

This place is purported to be the birthplace of this style of tacos in Mexico. Their signature food is their Tacos Arabe. It is flame cooked meat in a style that seems out of place in Mexico. If you have had tacos al pastor in other places, these are similar but quite a bit different. The spices on the meat... More 

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Houston, Texas
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42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Tacos arabes is all the rage in Puebla and they are yummy. However I found La Oriental to be not as good. The meet tasted funny. I went to another location near el zocalo and they were much more delicious. This place is highly franchised so its starting to look like a Mcdonalds of sorts.

Thank num1sinner
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360 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 449 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

This was the first arab-taco chain on restaurants in Puebla and has been for long the best. Nevertheless, things have changed now, and this place had to give up the sceptre of Puebla's Best Arab Taco place to TACOS TONY. I invite you all to take the "test" and try tacos from both places and decide for yourselves. The two... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

I visited la oriental during my stay in Puebla. It was highly recommended by the locals and I was very excited to try it. The tacos were good, but I didn't think they were as great as what everyone said. I really liked the yellow sauce they provide. Tacos arabes are typical of Puebla, and a must try when you... More 

Thank SraMcRoth
Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

Tacos arabes are a MUST when you visit Puebla, especially because these are a favorites for locals and visitors, and you can't find these anywhere else!

Thank swmartha

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 sur, Puebla, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Puebla  >  Puebla
  • Phone Number: +52 222 237 8763

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