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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful classic restaurant. Famous dishes with local flare. I recommend their cocktail Tacuba, artes anak Mezcla with hibiscus. Delicious enchiladas too with the restaurants name. We enjoyed a wonderful group of Spanish Era musicians who played some lively songs. Lots of beautiful paintings and amazing colored glass. Go, go, go!

Thank Carioca1981
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a lovely restaurant for an authentic Mexican breakfast. Don't miss the bizcocha platter (many types of sweet rolls) or the orange juice. Both were delicious. Omelettes can be custom-created. The cafe con leche is fabulous (only whole milk, though). And the building is exquisite. Make sure to take a walk through the whole thing, including the second floor and... More 

Thank EmilyMartha
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Charming decor in jan.2017,friendly staff,good food and a singer of local songs. Well worth a visit.

Thank Mike G
Weston, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a great meal at this historic restaurant, which is over 100 years old, we had to wait for a while since the place was full. Finally as we were seated the feast began, great appetizers with amazing drinks and ambience, from Tacos, Enchiladas, Chalupas, Chilaquiles, Sincronizada, we had too many plates. We had Mariachis singing to us while... More 

Thank Francisco A
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The staff is very welcoming and the food/atmosphere couldn't have been much better. For a real authentic Mexican food experience Cafe de Tacuba has a beautiful restaurant and great prices.

Thank ArkyTravler
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is located in a beautiful and antique building. The paintings are also nice. I went there because this is well known restaurant by people from Mexico City and several people recommended it to me. I went there for breakfast. The place was very busy and we had to wait to get a table, then after 20 minutes the... More 

Thank Frida A
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit to this restaurant is worth it for the decor alone, though the place was filled with mostly Mexican diners who obviously knew good Mexican food. An especially good mariachi group played (which can make conversation difficult if that's an issue). The food was very good, and the large pitcher of sangria a real bargain.

Thank ginnyzz
Clinton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful space with what seemed like mostly local families enjoying dinner or just dessert. Request a song from the mariachis! Try the mezcal and Jamaica drink! Great fun! Make reservations- it gets packed!

Thank Monica B
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an outstanding lunch here today. The service was good but the food was excellent. We live in Santa Fe, NM but I have never had a tortilla soup as good as this.

Thank Boggio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located a few steps away from the Museo Nacional de Arte, this typical restaurant offers an impecable Mexican menu, which is part of any Mexican house. It is still a favorite place to have a great lunch or dinner after visiting the Museum or attending a Concert in the Palace of Bellas Artes. The actual decoration is not as old... More 


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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
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, Large groups, Special occasions, 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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