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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
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sao Paulo, SP
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was in that Restaurant in a Sunday for lunch and had the opportunity of tasting Chiles Nogados I confess that plate is not for beginners with a mixed taste of salty and sweet. The plate was magisterial prepared at that restaurant. I recommend

Thank Marcos_Basso
Mexico City, Mexico
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a time when this restaurant was one of my favorites, not anymore. Last time I order the traditional dish "Torta de Enchilada" it was cold and without much flavor. I ask the captain if they can change the dish and he do it but not in a good manner, also the chocolate was cold.

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Paris, France
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was delicious, the live music was so atmospheric and the server charming and helpful! We loved our meal at this old fashioned restaurant in the heart of the historic center. We will be back on our next trip for sure! Gracias!

Thank parispressy
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we enjoyed both the hot chocolate as well as the atmosphere and setting All the deserts we had were also very good

Thank Itay S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Location: el Centro and the restaurant is a former nurse convent. Decoration is really nice and makes you feel as if you're having an authentic experience! Staff: attentive but not necessarily the friendliest. Maybe it's because they're so successful that people go either way...would be nice if they smiled and made you feel a bit more welcomed. Food: Guacamole: was... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ambience is good but i wouldn't suggest this place for lunch. Will be more charming in the evening. Food is ok, nothing extraordinary. Service is so so as well.

Thank Gayatri T
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had 50 people at Cafe Tacuba this past weekend. This restaurant is just so beautiful I cannot do it justice in words. The food is outstanding and the service is excellent!! What a treasure in the middle of Mexico City.

Thank Ted M
Mexico City, Mexico
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the most emblematic traditional restaurants in Mexico City's Historic Center. It may be a little expensive (a meal/dinner can go up to 20 USD per person) but the quality of dishes are high. The menu has enough options to try different flavors of Mexican cuisine. The building is beautiful and traditional. It's a very clean place... More 

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Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast was not only delicious but the atmosphere and service were extraordinary. We enjoyed the breads offered before placing our orders. The costumes worn by the waitstaff were beautiful and classy.

Thank Lee45900
Studio City
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268 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First the good: The restaurant setting is lovely, the service professional and the menu is in English. The bad: BORING, BORING unimaginative food. After eating at Azul Historico several nights earlier my family and I were looking forward to another fantastic dining experience in the Centro Historico. Were we ever disappointed. The room is beautiful and not to noisy. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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.