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Cafe de Tacuba

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Centro Historico
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Calle Tacuba - Delegacion Cuauhtemoc 28 | Colonia Centro Historico, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
+52 55 5521 2048
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8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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San Francisco
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came here on the Saturday night right after Mexican Independence Day so the place still felt very festive. A studiantina group was playing & singing music, which made the beautiful setting (which, believe it or not, was a former mental institution) even more enjoyable. Our service was friendly and efficient. We ordered from the daily menu and the food... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A recommendation in a guide book took us here. The inside is worth a look alone! Popular with locals (always a good sign!) the food was tasty, good portions and lovely staff. It has been a cafe for over 100 years, fantastic paintings and stained glass adorn the inside which add to the ambience. Amazing coffee and a great place... More 

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Thank Jezeray
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurant in business since 1912...beautiful place...transports you back in time...Mexican food and delicious desserts...it is definitely worth visiting...

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Thank Angeles B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was showing the downtown to a friend from Spain, I had been once in this restaurant previously, and the place does not dissapoint at all. Prices are very reasonable, service is very gentle, fast, food is just what it should be. If you happen to come in Sept/Oct, deffenitively go for the "Chile en nogada". This is one of... More 

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Thank ponko 9
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delicious meal of traditional Mexican dishes in this gorgeous turn of the century restaurant. The décor is elegant, with colourful tiles, paintings and stained glass and the staff are just delightful.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So have to tread lightly on this place but I do have to tread.. used to be better but more and more they have lost the desire to create high quality dishes.. and the service have also fallen pretty low.. I do recommend a visit because of the live music, the amazing interior and hopefully you catch the chef on... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The historical weight of the place makes it worthy to go. The service is ok, nothing to brag about, but we diezdmt like the food. We had breakfast there and the only thing we loved was the got chocolate. Everything else was just ok. Any way the place is a must to visit. It has been witness of history and... More 

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rosa Maria did an excellent job serving! All of the help was very friendly. The food was very good and plentiful and a very nice presentation! The setting is unique and quite nice! And the prices were very normal for the center of Mexico City. Highly recommend it!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was brought by a colleague during a conference in Mexico City. Not short, but easy walk from the Hilton Reforma. Probably less than 3/4 miles...plus you get to pass "Palacio de Bellas Artes" which is a great spot for pictures. Food and service were both very good, and very "authentic" Mexican. We had the house specials (enchiladas), and a stuffed... More 

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Fishkill, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right off the Zocalo on Tacuba street is a quiet restaurant with good food and excellent service. This is no Taco joint. You'll find real Mexican food here at reasonable prices. They have a full bar and the wait staff is attentive without being pushy trying to flip tables, so common in the U.S. Take your time and enjoy your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
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.