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Cafe de Tacuba

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Centro Historico
Mexican
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Calle Tacuba 28 - Delegacion Cuauhtemoc | Colonia Centro Historico, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
+52 55 5521 2048
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 269
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  • 77
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
100 plus years old - must be and was good

Based on a locals recommendation we searched out this gem of a restaurant and was not surprised that the place was full of locals - always a good sign We shared a variety of Mexican favourites and was over whelmed by the quantity of food - very Americanism - but by jingoes the food was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Stemicmellac
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Arbaz, Switzerland
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a lovely lunch menu here and found the food to be tasty and varied, consisting of five courses with choices for each plus bread and lovely salsa. The venue itself is worth the trip there even for just a drink or snack, but for I believe 255 pesos, the menu is worth it and there's one everyday from... More 

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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went yesterday for brunch with some friends and had a good time, the decoration is really nice. The bad thing about the place is that its so popular that a lot of people want to come eat here, that made the service somewhat slow. We also could have been more comfortable with the table, we were a party of 6... More 

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Thank Giorgio I
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here on someone's recommendation and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere was the highlight of the visit and the food was so good. We stopped here for a light snack but will return for a full meal in the future. It was a nice place to stop and recharge before going to tour around Zocalo.

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Thank Ryan J
Sydney, Australia
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160 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The room is very elegant in its simple form. The food is good without being great. The ambiance of the restaurant is worth the trip alone. There was also a very good Mariachi band playing which was worth the price of admission. I had a very nice Tortilla soup and my husband had the creme of asparagus soup followed by... More 

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Thank 1954Elizabeth
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Based on a locals recommendation we searched out this gem of a restaurant and was not surprised that the place was full of locals - always a good sign We shared a variety of Mexican favourites and was over whelmed by the quantity of food - very Americanism - but by jingoes the food was good Waiters and waitresses decked... More 

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Thank Stemicmellac
Switzerland
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111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the most traditional restaurants in town, located in the city center it gives you the real Mexican experience with amazing Mexican food and music. The ambiance is very festive! Totally recommended!

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Thank morenom
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for a comfortable spot for our last night in DF, we chose Tacuba for its location near the Alameda in the historic district. It's been there for a hundred years, in a very elegant and distinctive room. The food is so-so, not adventurous gastro or anything, but the room is very elegant and the menu pretty broad. Our waiter... More 

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Thank peter s
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

which I personally found to be quite average. The reason to go to this place is to enjoy the atmosphere, which is second to none. Our service was excellent, but maybe it helped that we were speaking Spanish.

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Thank Helmut H
Bellingham, WA
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried this restaurant for Sunday lunch based on its good TripAdvisor reviews - poor service dropped it to 2 stars: 3 stars for both food and décor - but less than no points for the poor service we received. After 20 days fun days in Mexico, with many fine and excellent dining experiences, we were unfortunately subjected to what... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first time I ate here was in the early 1960s. The last time was two weeks ago. It is either an icon or a cliche, maybe both. It may represent a Mexican experience of the near past or a romanticized idea of a Mexican dining experience that never existed. Either way, it does not matter. Tourists and locals both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Tacuba 28 - Delegacion Cuauhtemoc | Colonia Centro Historico, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighborhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5521 2048

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine

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Staying in Centro Historico

Neighborhood Profile
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.