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Cafe de Tacuba

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Centro Historico
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Calle Tacuba - Delegacion Cuauhtemoc 28 | Colonia Centro Historico, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
+52 55 5521 2048
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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411 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were a large group visiting this restaurant and although it took some time to serve, it was a great meal. We were told that this building once housed a mental hospital. The interior was intriguing with bars on some internal windows, and beautiful decorations.

Thank GlobetrottingViking
Round Rock, Texas
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like Mexican food or even if you don't--go here. Very fair prices, extensive menu, delicious food. Order coffee and shortly a waiter will be at your side offering choices from a basket of fresh-baked pastries. You can still get breakfast at lunch time. Don't miss it! Plus the inside is beautiful!

Thank Dottye H
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes Anaya historic restaurant and building But expensive for the food and service, near Zócalo has His song

Thank richard m
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great place to stop for lunch after a morning of sightseeing around the centro historico. It's a pretty big place but the food was delicious and the margaritas were also really good.

Thank MMG07
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very busy and famous establishment. The food is okay. The service is okay. But it's in a very cool historic district.

Thank Sarah C
Houston, Texas
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went with my son to this pricey restaurant because it was recommended by friends for its menu (classical Mexican food). I think they have the worst costumer services in the entire city. The waitress was rude and never explain the menu nor offer all the varieties for desserts that were included in the expensive dinner menu they offer. We... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A must visit whilst in Mexico City! Delicious traditional Mexican dishes with a side of live Mariachi music. We could have sat and ate here for hours soaking up the beautiful music and gorgeous decor and paintings. We travelled through Mexico for a month and this restaurant was hands down our favourite. Make sure you come here on an empty... More 

Thank kateha2812
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Located footsteps from the subway. Nice atmosphere for dinner. We were seated immediately. The mariachi played while we were eating!

Thank MyaCC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely a must. The traditionalist of the waitresses and the sangria, top notch. Seating area is small and a little crowded, but the food, drinks, and atmosphere make it worth it.

Thank Nic S
Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family ate dinner here last night. We ordered the appetizer sampler which was a great way to try different foods. The tamales are HUGE (I mistakenly ordered 2 thinking they would be Texas tamale size). My picky teenagers even enjoyed their meals. The dining area is beautiful- open and filled with music and conversation.

Thank Katy R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Tacuba - Delegacion Cuauhtemoc 28 | Colonia Centro Historico, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighborhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5521 2048

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Staying in Centro Historico

Neighborhood Profile
Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
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