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Altata 22, Col. Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico
5271.6285 / 5273.4943
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Ranked #83 of 2,086 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

A real definition when it comes to Tacos! Order the "Tacos al Pastor" Make sure you ask for 5 in one go as they are small. (2 bites per taco) . The waiter will ask "Con todo" this mean with cilantro and onions, simply say yes or no. "Frijoles de olla" is also a must and of course the "... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We were staying in Condesa area and our hotel recommended this place. the tacos were simply the best! We tried tacos n a few places and this one was the one we enjoyed the most. The pastor tacos were amazing! Try make it to this one!

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Long Grove
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

If you visit Mexico city and want real tacos. I mean the tacos that mexican people eat.... this is the place to go. The restaurant is perfect. It is clean and trendy. (You can go to this place at 4 am and will be open with lots of fun people). My favorite are Tacos al Pastor (pork or chicken) .... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

if you are a newbie in the Mexican taco style and do not want to take risks in the streets, come to Califas Tacos. it has a modern urban style but with classic taste of city taco. You will test classic hot chilly sauce with severals levels from newbie-non-picante to advanced-Red-Hot-Habanero-Paper. You can come at any time, but the best... More 

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Sydney
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Amazing food, incredible cocktails, helpful staff. Slightly more expensive than your typical hole in the wall taco places. But very hygienic and delicious food!

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New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The steak and cheese tacos here are soooo good and so are the tacos al pastor. They have good service and great food. Beers are cold and you will eat well. I really enjoyed coming here as I left satisfied every time. Totally recommend this place!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This place is a lifesaver when I'm hungry but don't feel like cooking anything. Their tacos al pastor is delicious, as well as the salsas that are always presented on the table. The service is really good regardless of whether the place is full or empty. I've had tacos in all kinds of places in Mexico, everything from street food... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The tacos at this joint are not bad, especially the gaonas with chess, however the price is high for that you pay and get. Definitely there are other taco joints in Mexico that are better with more execrable prices.

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Senior Contributor
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21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Liked this place. The food was tasty and beers were ultra cold. We ordered a lot, perhaps too much, but were excited because we just got off really long plane trip. The tacos were yummy and enchiladas were yummy as well.

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Hermosillo, Mexico
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155 reviews 155 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The place its well taken care of,with loud and modern music. Everyone seems to be coming from a bar or club. The tacos were very good! I ordered the al pastor tacos and a guacamole.They were nice after a couple of drinks.

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Address: Altata 22, Col. Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico
Phone Number: 5271.6285 / 5273.4943
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Mexican

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