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El Califa

Altata 22, Col. Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico
5271.6285 / 5273.4943
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Ranked #56 of 1,791 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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La Paz, Bolivia
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161 reviews 161 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Even if this has also become a trendy place, and that you can get tacos and beers for a fraction of the price in other neighborhoods or on the street, for those less willing to be adventurous eaters, this is a good place to start. The tacos are great, and to give credit where it is due, they give you... More

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Miami
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77 reviews 77 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Try the Chicharron de Queso, very thin fried cheese. We had tacos de bistec and ordered a side of fried onions and guacamole. They have a nice selection of beers, aguas naturales and other drinks. Service is good and fast. Some locals commented that the prices at El Califa are higher than similar taquerias but I think it's worth it.

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New York City, New York
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139 reviews 139 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

El Califa is by far my favorite place for tacos in Mexico City. Whenever I go there it is packed so I guess I am not the only one... Their meat tacos are extraordinaries, They serve them with 4 different salsas which are delicious. Order the onion dish - it is just roasted onions but they are really good, and... More

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Milan
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127 reviews 127 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I am not a taco expert since I just got to Mexico a couple of days ago, but I loved the taco that I ate here!!! I tried many different types and I found all of the well prepared and with good quality ingredients. Their specials are definitely worth trying. Staff super kind and helpful.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Excellent ambience, great local food, good service and a must visit when visiting Mexico City. Good price for the awesome food that is served.

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sao paulo
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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
4 helpful votes 4 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 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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