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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good fun throwback to days gone by. Stuff and things, cake and waitresses in funny outfits. Why does trip adviser force you to say more than you want to?

Thank Jack M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was searching for authentic mole and found it tonight at a charming 1912 classic Mexican restaurant. Last night we went to another Cafe de Tacuba and had a very good meal but it wasn't what we were looking for. Tonight we found the original Cafe de Tacuba! It's a colorful place bustling with diners of all ages and full... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying near the Zocalo, in the heart of Mexico City, had just arrived that afternoon, and just went based on our hotel's front desk recommendation. Reading later, I realized that this is known as a "tourist destination." But you know what? There's a reason for that. It was delicious. The wait staff were wonderful. And, being from Texas,... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend highly recommended this place. We went as a last-day splurge. The big staff were attentive, sometimes almost hovering over our table. The interior was classic; the restaurant has been open for around 100 years. But my Pambacito (sandwich) wasn't spicy; it was bland. My friend's pork was hard to cut; she had to ask for steak knife, and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice traditional place in downtown Mexico City. The food was very fresh and tasty as the dessert.

Thank Arielito69
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten there several times and I can't remember a single meal. It's not a great restaurant, but it's fine and shouldn't be missed - especially for the atmosphere, which is charming. As with all the Centro Historico, it's likely to be crowded on weekends and more relaxed during the week. It's not always on the menu but, if not,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good. I had the Tinga Poblana and it had great "sazon" (flavor). Our waitress was very good and pleasant. Good ambience with an old style building & decor. Desserts we average. However, the Cafe Con Leche is one of the BEST I have ever had.

Thank EnriqueA370
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were pretty underwhelmed. Best thing was the glass of malbec we ordered. I'd pass on this one. the weird thing is, we initially went to the "wrong" place just around the corner: Limosneros (also called Cafe de Tacuba confusingly!!??). It was very upmarkeT but DID look good. We should have stayed here (especially when you read the TA reviews... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here and as soon as we sat down someone got our drinks and brought us a menu over, as soon as we opened the menus a waiter asked what we were ordering, please give us 5 mins I asked and he just stood there with his pad out. It was very uncomfortable as the menu was only in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Busy. Reasonable prices for adequately cooked food. MXN 250 for filet mignon with all the trimmings. Wine was around 400 MXN for a bottle

Thank IanAberdeen

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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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