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El Califa

Altata 22, Col. Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico
5271.6285 / 5273.4943
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Ranked #54 of 1,807 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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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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163 reviews 163 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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Miami
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80 reviews 80 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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