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Altata 22, Col. Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico
5271.6285 / 5273.4943
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Ranked #92 of 1,932 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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Mexico City, Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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145 reviews 145 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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Sao Paulo, SP
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I went here after reading the review in DF port Travesias. I got their guacamole and a chicken+cheese taco. The guacamole was delicious and the salsas were tasty, I somehow expected the taco to be more impressive and it was just that - a piece of chicken and melted cheese. Also, I had to remind the staff to bring me... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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387 reviews 387 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Great Tacos and other street food in a very simple setting in a luxurious mall. You certainly overpay vs what you do in the street but see that as an insurance against Montezuma's revenge. Well recommended.

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Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Near of downtown there is a little restaurant called “El Califa de Leon”. On the avenue México Tacuba between Miguel E. Shultz and Serapio Rendon streets. This place only serves tacos, 5 or 6 kind of them, they are simple but delicious. The handmade tortilla adds a different taste the meat is great too. Also they have a really good... More

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19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I consider myself a taco expert. I have eaten tacos everywhere I go in Mexico and other countries. If you haven't stopped by this restaurant I highly recommend it. I go there almost twice a month and always order the same tacos. COSTRA DE ARRACHERA .I'm telling you these are my favorite arrachera tacos by far. The pastor and bistec... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The tacos at Califa are very nice ones and located in fancy places. The ones with extra cheese are superb. I recommend the "Gaona con queso" and any other with cheese. You can combine the tacos with a good beer. I placed 4 stars because it is expensive.

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La Paz, Bolivia
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170 reviews 170 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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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Additional Information about El Califa

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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