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Mexican, Latin, Cafe
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed July 22, 2019

My sadly bad experience at this Restaurant: while drinking one of their prehispanic beverages, I felt something in my mouth. I chewed it thinking was a cinnamon stick, but feeling a strange texture I took it out and yes: was a horrible cockroach or half...of it, because I had already eaten the other half. That was not the worst part: when I called the waitress, she kindly took the napkin with the bug and left. Then a lady came from the kitchen (now I know was the owner) arguing that was not a cockroach but a cricket. Unfortunately I know clearly what is the difference between both of them, so me and my friend knew that was not truth. When I asked them to compare the bug on the napkin with a cricket, they said the napkin was already in the trash can and they couldnt find it. Very convenient. From that point we were treated like thieves and were acused of creating all that just to avoid paying the bill. We paid and left really upset from such an embarrasing moment. This could happen in some places, specially if they are located in old buildings, but the reaction from the Restaurant was a real shame and totally offensive.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 21, 2019

A great restaurant with traditional Mexican food in Tijuana. Delicious artisanal coffee, tamales, tlayudas and very good service. I recommend the hot chocolate without sugar 100% cocoa and the tamale of three cheeses with mole, also the enmoladas.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed January 27, 2019

They served me with warmth and politeness, even though I got there at closing time. The host was so knowledgeable of Tijuana and its history, and the food was great! Going back today.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

What a surprise and great place to enjoy unique food 22 miles south of SD. This place would be successful anywhere in the U.S. I had Torta Charizo which was delicious mixed with side sauce; must visit when in Tijuana. The staff are wonderful and...dressed in Amish like outfits; a Biden 💎.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed January 10, 2018

Since we were not fan of very spicy food, maybe we did not get most of Mexican food, but we enjoyed their explanation of chocolate-making process and cacao used to be money. We had tamale which looked small but filling, then generous portion of hot...chocolate which was delicious. We enjoyed their decor and everything. High recommendation.More

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

One of the best mole I've tried. The place is really beautiful. All the food is made from scratch. The tamal de chocolate with black mole and cocoa beans just became one of my favorite foods. I would come back to Tijuana just to eat...in that place again!!!More

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed June 30, 2017

One of the highlights of our trip was a lunch at Casa Cacao. They have a limited, but creative menu, mostly featuring delicious Oaxacan mole. I had an egg based tart, like an omelet, served on a plate of mole. Because it was in-season, they...offered it with chicatana, if I wanted. I usually avoid such things, but was excited to try this seasonal dish, and it was a wonderful experience. My partner had chicken enmoladas (like enchiladas but with mole instead of chile-based sauce). As we were finishing the owner (I guess he was the owner) came to our table to talk a little about the history of chocolate. What the Aztecs had, what the Spaniards added, and what the Swiss and Dutch added. The restaurant is the local distributor of the Oaxacan Mayordomo Chocolate. The hot chocolate we enjoyed at the restaurant was wonderful. I haven’t tried the chocolate we bought to take home. They also serve coffee and baked goods which we didn’t sample. I’m sure they’re wonderful. The staff was super nice. It’s conveniently located about a block south of the arch. A great place for coffee and a snack or for a light meal.More

Date of visit: June 2017
Reviewed June 18, 2017

I was so happy when I came across this little place and was even happier to sit down and enjoy our chocolate treasures right inside the cozy storefront. They have done a great job. I never would have guessed all of that was inside that...little door. So many choices I know I will have to frequent this establishment often as to try them all. I wish you the best of success for years to come.More

Date of visit: June 2017
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

Found it last year by accident. The owner i ad the sweetest person and very knowlegable. Bought a pound of amazing coffee from Chiapas and 1/4 pound of cheese that was a slice of heaven. Went back today but they were closed. I think I...got there too early. Heading back in couple of weeks. Cant wait.More

Date of visit: May 2017
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

The food here is delicious! The tamales, the Oaxacan hot chocolate and the tlayudas are to die for. And the lady in charge is always so sweet. This is one of my favorite places in TJ!

Date of visit: February 2017
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Casa Cacao is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5