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El Califa

Altata 22, Col. Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico
5271.6285 / 5273.4943
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Ranked #60 of 1,756 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
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night
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sao paulo
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you like Mexican food Taqueria El Califa is the place to visit. Food comes fast to the table and it is a good sample of the creativity of the Mexican food.

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Our flight was delayed and we arrived into Mexico City after 11:30pm and were worried we wouldn't find anywhere to grab a bite to eat but El Califa was recommended to us. We tried various things on the menu and everything was delicious. We absolutely loved the fresh mango juice and the guacamole. We ate there another two times before... More

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San Diego, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I ordered "Sopa de carne"(Beef soup) It was really nice for hangover. Then I ordered Nopale(Cactus). Hotel staff which I stayed suggested me there.

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Berkshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Loved this, tacos and more to your table, almost as quickly as you order them, minimalist styling, mixed crowd, clean with tasty well presented food, very busy

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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

best beef tacos in town. always a must.perfectly cooked thin beef with great salsa. try also the cheese. and the jugo de carne. clean, fast. friendly staff.

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san diego
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The hubs and I are here right now and I have to say...this is a Gringos-died-and-gone-to-heaven-mexican-food-moment! This place is very nice, but not fancy...very casual. The food is amazing (we recommend the cactus leaves and costras). The salsa and guac are fabulous. The service is amazing. Our waiter/ personal butler couldn't do enough for us and the banos are top... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Incredible food which I still dream about!! I ended up eating here numerous times during my trip to Mexico City. Try to get here early as it becomes impossible to get a table. The best restaurant in Condesa hands down!

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

A friend from DF told us to check this place out and it was a perfect stop to fuel up before going out for the evening. We ordered the avocados slices and then, thinking we were getting street tacos, ordered about 3-4 tacos each. Way too many and we hate to waste, so we ate them any way, they were... More

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Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

If you want tasty tacos, you should go to El Califa! But you have to go before 10 o'clock or it will be difficult to get a table. If you sit outside, try to get the table exactly in front of the "trompo" (the vertical spit where the meat is stacked), this way you can ask your tacos directly to... More

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Budapest
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81 reviews 81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We were pointed here as a safe option. Big mistake. Overpriced and not particulalry good. There are so many great options for cheap and yummie street food in MC. Do yourself a favor and buy from the ladies on the streets. You will be fine.

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