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Calicanto Cafe Cultural

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calle Aldama 411 | between Ocampo y Independencia, Chihuahua, Mexico
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

I love this place... It's got a nice patio and if you're there in the early spring you will be engulfed by orange blossoms. You can get a cold beer or some tequila, the food is not hefty, more like good snacks... It's nice for before or after a movie, or to take some friends to chat. Sometimes there's a... More 

Thank jannelupita
Zapopan, Mexico
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

i used to love the place when it was a pizza shop called el ciervo, after some years and identity definition i think the calicanto has become traditional place to go in the city

Thank JAlejandroRomano
Chihuahua, Mexico
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed this place. Food was good and service on the slow side. It gets crowded sometimes thus slow service. There is entertainment on weekend offering great music.

Thank Bebego
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

We had such a great evening! Although there was hardly anyone when we arrived around 7pm on a Friday evening, we decided to sit down on the attractive terrace. Just after ordering dinner, which tasted good, a couple of locals started preparing for their performance. Apparently, every Friday and Saturday are filled with small concerts by locals, and every other... More 

Thank Rowan S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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190 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

This restaurant has excellent traditional Chihuahua food and the ambiance is amazing. In the evenings they have live trova music. While I was there, I heard a lady who has an amazing voice and then a group of Andes music. Arrive early to get space outside because the drinks, food, and music are so good that once someone gets a... More 

2 Thank KNDC3
White Salmon, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

Chihuahua is a beautiful city and has special places to visit like Calicanto cafe, we enjoyed the live music performed by Carlos and Jesus. Very friendly environment!

1 Thank maru_qm
Cambridge, MA
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140 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

Unlike other places that are far more expensive, this is the real thing!!! You will get regional specialties here and nicely cooked and presented. There's often live music too!

Thank patisson
El Paso, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

Every area in Mexico has developed their own type of cuisine over the years. This particular restaurant specializes in strictly Chihuahuan cuisine. When I say that they wrote the book on Chihuahuan cuisine I mean that they literally wrote the book; "Cocina Regional de Chuhuahua". Oh yeah for cheap thrills the guy there that looks like Don Quixote is Jesus... More 

3 Thank RayHollabaugh
Province of Cuenca, Spain
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89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2012

Calicanto is a great place to have a good Mexican beer, a tequila or a more local drink called sotol-- it is made from a different cactus than tequila; sotol is very tipical of Chihuahua and Calicanto has the best in stock-- I recommend Añejo-- aged-- Sotol Coyame. The menu is original with delicious popular northern dishes, well worth trying,... More 

1 Thank Spiii-Rose

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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  • Address: calle Aldama 411 | between Ocampo y Independencia, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Northern Mexico  >  Chihuahua  >  Chihuahua
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