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El Califa

Altata 22, Col. Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico
5271.6285 / 5273.4943
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Ranked #65 of 1,659 restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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English first
Houston, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Mexico City
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Always had very good tacos here! Might be a bit difficult to park if you done want to leave your car with the valet parking but the food if well worth the trip! Highly recommend!

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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been a regular customer for more than 16 years! The place keeps growing and getting better. Great service, excellent food quality and great atmosphere.

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Washington DC
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We tried this little place at the recommendation of our hotel and enjoyed it very much. Service was great and food was good. It's a simple place, but fast, reasonable and good. Whatever you do - be sure to try the fried cheese! Like an incredibly thin crepe. So good!

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Managua
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I got pointed here by many different folks. We tried it and - it wasn't that spectacular. Yes, you have a variety of taco options, but compared to other, more simple places, the flavors aren't there. Yes, it is a restaurant, and yes, perhaps the hygiene is better. But I had much better tacos at Cueva de Leon in the... More

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

After eating here twice, we love the service, the tacos, and the surprisingly good postres. It struck me that this the place to go if you want street-taco goodness, with the quality of a restaurant.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Great Taco's, good service. Nothing too fancy about this place, just good food. Quick, Easy, Friendly, and amazing Taco's. Great salsas as well. I really enjoyed the Rib-eye quesso. My Girlfriend lived in Mexico City for 9 years, and coming here was tops on her list for the trip. If I was a local as she used to be, I... More

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san antonio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

It was so good we had to go back a second time. The bistec and the chuleta turned out to be the family favorites! Everything was fresh and the wait staff was totally accommodating. We will definitely return on our next visit.

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