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El Califa

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Condesa
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Altata 22, Col. Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico
5271.6285 / 5273.4943
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1:00 pm - 4:00 am
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 am
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Tijuana, Mexico
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must eat at when in Mexico City. The food is amazing especially the Costra. Not only is the food awesome, the place is super clean and they sell beer :)

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Thank okmadrid
Mexico City, Mexico
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Try the costra campechana. One of the best costras I've ever tried. It is a taco with chicharron, longaniza, cheese and beef. Try it now thank me latter :)

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Thank Valeria G
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ask to start the "Chicharron de queso" and then any of the Tacos are great, with the great different sauces. Good price x quality.

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Thank JeanK1964
Monclova, Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a real taco restaurant. Nice enviroment and very good service. The place is really cool, it is a taco place but with a chick touch. The food is very good and prices are reasonable.

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Thank anamely
Los Gatos, California
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They adored the tacos al pastor. Enjoyed the nopal salad. Good spot in a nice street, with trees. Tradicional food

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Thank Matthieu P
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place for tacos, many options and all were very good! Service is very fast and price was very low.

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Thank heiherher
KEMAH, TX
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed eating at this restaurant we had tacos, fresh guacamole, and something I have never tasted in the US, it's called Nopales con Queso, it was muy delicioso! It's in a nice part of town, safe enough for us to walk back to our hotel. I highly recommend visiting this place.

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Thank TexasbornKemah_Tx
Tampico, Mexico
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to have real tacos and garnachas. For a lighter option ask for the chicken soup or some guacamole. My favorite is the mushroom and cheese quesadilla. Great for having dinner after partying. Much recommended.

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Thank Alison D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We had a really good time with friends, 5 people eating a lot! 2 beers per person and we paid around 1200 MXN, the service was very good. Recommended : Costra de pastor.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

El Califa is everything it's hyped up to be and more! The food is awesome, the prices are fantastic, and the service is great! Wish I could have brought it back to California!

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Thank Kaitlin F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 4:00 am
Monday
1:00 pm - 4:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 4:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 4:00 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 4:00 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 4:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Altata 22, Col. Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Condesa
  • Neighborhood: Condesa
  • Phone Number: 5271.6285 / 5273.4943

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Condesa

Neighborhood Profile
Condesa
Easy to explore either on bike or foot, Condesa offers a great variety of activities and places to visit while admiring its neo-colonial architecture. Diverse restaurants vary from regional to global along its streets, while local bars even let you craft your own beer. The urban yet relaxing vibe let visitors cycle or stroll on the Amsterdam Circuit.