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El Califa

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

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!

Thank Kaitlin F
Mill Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the family here for a local dinner on a layover in Mexico City. Very good food, great chips and guacamole. Tacos come out fast. I have had better but we did enjoy. Had alot of food and beers for $50

Thank sarosi1
Mexico City, Mexico
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

This place offers average tacos with a poor taste/price ratio. Being in Mexico gives you the chance of eating in other better spots. Dont waste your time here. On a good note, service is always great and place is always full, so there is good ambiance.

Thank Ander A
New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Went to this place as a recommendation from the hotel. This is good for those in a budget. The tacos were very good, we had the beef and rib tacos. The sauces were excellent, watch out for the spicy green sauce. Service was prompt, although the waiter seemed like he was in a rush to get the order, but overall... More 

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San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

When you think about Mexican tacos and a traditional place, you might prefer going to this special taco restaurant, with great variety and innovation in tacos.

1 Thank GabrichX
Washington, DC
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

I know people are very into this place but it just doesn't do it for me. I think there are better places in D.F. for al pastor and other tacos. Fine but nothing too special.

1 Thank Camdc
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

We have been here many times and keep coming back. The food is just perfect. They have a most amazing cooked salsa. There is a good energy...seems to be a fave place for younger locals.

Thank Lee R
Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Our experience at El Caiifa was OK, but we would not go back. We went there our first night in Mexico City, recommended by our hotel, and also by Lonely Planet. The place was busy, happening, on-the-go kind of place. The food was Mexican tapas/appetizers, some OK, some very good, not cheap. No English spoken, but friendly. We had been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Had a couple late night dinners here. lively atmosphere in a great location with good food and drinks.

Thank tannermae

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Mexican, Latin, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 4:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 am
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
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.