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La Tortuga Cucufata

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Avenida Domingo Diez 1460, Cuernavaca 62230, Mexico (Paseo del Conquistador & San Cristobal)
+52 777 311 4810
12:30 - 01:00
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Sun 12:30 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 12:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 12:30 - 02:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The water have bugs, it's a shame that the manager never do somethink, the anwser of the staff was "we can't do nothink, we can't control the flys". What for more the stupid anwser that I hear in a long time.

Thank Berardo A
Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is one of the oldest and most famous taquerias in Cuernavaca. Definitely a place to try. Since I grew up in a house that is nearby, I've been a frequent customer for a long time. This restaurant is one of the best taquerias I know. It has hand made tortillas and even hand made BLUE corn tortillas (which are... More 

Thank Sebastian R
San Jose, Costa Rica
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86 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The place is not the best, and the facilities not the one you expect, but you forget those things when you try their food. My favorites ; chicharrón de queso, tacos al pastor, horchata is the best thing to drink and for desserts their ice creams are the best! ( try the one of Mamey, simply delicious)

Thank jochava
San Diego, CA, United States
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247 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Located conveneiently on the main drag in Cuernavaca. Dont order more than one dish...they are HUGE! The adobada and arrachera dishes are my favorite. I cant finish one, so if you order two you will have leftovers. Really inexpensive and the staff is right there to make sure everything is ok. Wash it all down with a tall glass of... More 

Thank Jonathan W
Boynton Beach, Florida
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229 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Our family stops here when we are in Cuernavaca because the place has good food and hefty portions. The staff is very friendly and you can watch your food being made behind the counter. The atmosphere is comfortable and the prices are reasonable.

Thank RishaLinda
Mexico City, Mexico
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372 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

This use to be a great taco place. It ain't anymore. That food is very greasy and it looks dirty. The service is the worst I've ever seen.

Thank eduardops60
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

This place is not cheap or particularly outstanding, but definitely worth a visit. The food was really good (and we were 4 really hungry people ordering a wide variety from their menu), and the place carries the great advantage of being one of the few places opened after 6:30 pm and serving genuine Mexican food. Please don't underestimate the importance... More 

Thank MyTravelJournal1
Cuernavaca, Mexico
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142 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2015

Delicious alambre and tacos al pastor. Love the fried cheese. Its a big hit for new visitors, without pushing the bar to weird cuisine. We came many times with big groups, and they can accommodate the space. A few parking spots available in front. The service is consistently slow, but we took our time to enjoy the meal. Overall, the... More 

Thank sosunnychicago
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 January 2015

A casual Mexican-style taqueria specializing in tacos "al pastor". Definitely one of the best places of this type that I've been to in Mexico City or Cuernavaca. It is more traditional in its decor, the service is excellent and the comfort food is delicious. You can ask for the "al pastor" meat sliced and assemble your own tacos at the... More 

Thank Cowman S
Cuernavaca, Mexico
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160 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015

I got food poisoned here!!! The place is quite dirty and the kitchen service very very slow: 35 minutes for a torta, common...

Thank Mesja

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 01:00
12:30 - 01:00
12:30 - 01:00
12:30 - 01:00
12:30 - 02:00
12:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Domingo Diez 1460, Cuernavaca 62230, Mexico
    (Paseo del Conquistador & San Cristobal)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Morelos  >  Cuernavaca
  • Phone Number: +52 777 311 4810

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