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El Califa

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Altata 22, Col. Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico
5271.6285 / 5273.4943
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 127
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  • 41
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  • 15
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This is a restaurant located in a very exclusive neighborhood at Mexico City (La Condesa). The restaurant is not a fancy place, but typical Mexican food you eat very well. Prices are quite reasonable, as long as you do not have too much control with your food. They have all kinds of freshly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
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Rockville, Maryland
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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is a restaurant located in a very exclusive neighborhood at Mexico City (La Condesa). The restaurant is not a fancy place, but typical Mexican food you eat very well. Prices are quite reasonable, as long as you do not have too much control with your food. They have all kinds of freshly prepared Mexican dishes and a good choice... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Delicious Mexican food at ridiculously affordable prices. Open late, attracts locals, so is definitely not a tourist trap. Excellent service and incredibly tasty. Quick service and open until the wee hours of the morning. Although it is a (small) chain it is a great place to eat.

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NYC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Pleasantly surprised and worth the wait. Try the Gaonas & the Pastor are can not miss. My favorite dish was the grilled Nopal a la plancha with Panela cheese. even if you don't eat cheese, order this. Cold beers continue to flow and a great chill atmosphere despite the popularity.

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This place was very near our hotel, but I would gladly have traveled some distance to eat here. Particularly tasty were the beef-based tacos, especially those with cheese. Outstanding. And several really excellent salsas to choose from. One miss was the chicken taco, cut from a gyro-style cone of meat and more or less shredded. It was bone dry, and... More 

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The place offers great tacos and other mexican food, is expensive and service is good, try to eat gaoneras meat, pastor tacos and gringas, also chicharron de queso, they charge for parking as a valet, the concept of the restaurant s great mostly attracts young people and offers great mexican food.

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Mexico, Mexico
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The food here is good, however it is a very commercial/touristy place so prices are steep for tacos. Try the pastor and ribeye tacos, as well as the jugo de carne.

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Morelia, Mexico
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A bit pricey and loud music but these tacos are amazing. Gaonas costras and chicharron de queso are a must. Great service and although this place is not your typical taco joint the food is well worth it.

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Ballwil, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

One of Mexicos best Taquerias. Everything really fresh and clean. Service could be a little more attentif but the food counts;-) Every year when I visit MC with my family we have a stop here...

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Quito
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Absolutely a must if in the mood for tacos. This place rocks! Fresh ingredients, excellent tortillas. Super meat quality. Definitively worth the extra bucks!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

I went to El Califa as a solo travel (business trip). It took me a while to find it but i wasnt disappointed then. The place is very vibrant, very noisy but in a good way. The waitresses are quick to take orders, they also have a menu in english which helps. I had three different sorts of tacos and... More 

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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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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Altata 22, Col. Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: 5271.6285 / 5273.4943

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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