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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Tacos were delicious. Enjoyed the guacamole and the fried cheese appetizers. Good Mexican beer selection. Very reasonable prices!

Thank Derrick D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food with reasonable prices, The dishes are not big, Good meal would cost around 200 pesos,

Thank Guyav
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Air BnB host recommended the place for tacos when we arrived and we were famished. It’s a great place for grabbing your first meal. Large menu, quick service packed tables. This place really hit the spot and we had some of the better tacos of our trip. (The best was a street stand…..)

Thank Familyvacationphotos
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This isn't a fancy meal, or a very healthy one. But El Califa is friendly, inexpensive and pretty tasty. The people watching is an added bonus. Great if you've had a long day & want a casual bite.

Thank 2011meg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 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.

Thank Shane K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 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.

Thank Brichford
Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Ander A
Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 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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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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Restaurant Details

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