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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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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The tacos are tasty for sure, but the pace is rushed and the price too high for what you get. Their salsa was pretty uninspired as well.

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Thank Shane K
Houston
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259 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Asked a local about some nearby street tacos and was sent here. Maybe not quite on the street but the pastor are good. Definitely worth a stop if in the area.

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Thank Brichford
Mexico City, Mexico
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive and overrated. There are other places you can go to get better tacos at a lower price.....

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Thank Ander A
Mexico City, Mexico
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tacos de Costilla with Jugo de Carne .... my favorites !!! They have an extensive menu but the "ribeye" taco is the best one cause it's juicy and perfectly cooked with an amazing flavor and if you combine it with the "meat juice", a warm an cozy broth .... yum yum !! Two tacos and the broth it's perfect for... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I traveled to Mexico City with a friend for 6 days and had an amazing visit during Dia de Los Muertos week. I highly suggest if you love food, culture, hiking, art and shopping- Mexico City has it all. Highlights - Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Xochimilco, Museo de Frida Khalo, Anthropology Museum, Bosque de Chapultapec, Coyoacan market and San Angel Saturday... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

A large group of friends and I had dinner here the other night and managed to get a table for 16 people within 15 minutes. The jugo de carne was recommended to me by a friend living in Mexico City and it was one of the best foods I tried my whole week there. They also have an amazing fried... More 

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Thank JLakatos
Monterrey, Mexico
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

the best tacos in town, little pricy, but the quality is very good, big menu, and great location, its open all night until wee hours

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Thank roberto2013
Merida, Mexico
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191 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Went here for a late night meal on a rainy Sunday night. Our eaiter Carlos was incredible! The tacos/costras with meat fried in a cheese wrapper and the wrapped in a taco were incredible. Three were too many in addition to the fried chicharrón of cheese. But....they were exquisite!

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Thank RegD1945
Oakland, California
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Evidently this is a chain. I ate lunch solo at El Califa at La Reforma 382, Mexico City. It was lunch hour, full of suits, line waiting to get in. The service was fast, friendly, helpful and efficient. The food was outstanding. I can't get enough tacos in Mexico and at home in California. I had three tacos al pastor... More 

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Thank David E
Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

The food is really nice. Service is quick and the staff really look after you. Definitely worth a visit. Try as much of the menu as you can! The rib eye tacos are yum! The desserts are good as well.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Soups, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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 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.
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