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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After long time not being in Mexico i wanted to try nice tacos. My friends recommended me this place. Well... was not was i was carving for. The place is very clean and compared with what is an usual street food taqueria, i extremely recommend it for foreigners. About the tacos? are nice, a bit pricy but good quality of... More 

Thank Rodrigo C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mexico isn't expensive and finding a taqueria isn't hard but califa really sets the standard as it relates to value for money. The food is great, the place look cool, and it's cheap (think $0.83 tacos). Went there twice on my 4 day stay!

Thank Ariel B
Frankfurt, Germany
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb ribeye with cheese and top-notch tacos! I did not want to leave the place so good it was. Especially recommended are tacos al padron - tiny tacos filled with beef, onion, spices and pineapple. Excellent service!

Thank Olga A
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten many tacos on our trip in mexico, but this one at el califs was definitely the best of it...

Thank joggy_ch
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 4 weeks ago

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 :)

Thank okmadrid
Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 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 :)

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 August 22, 2016

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

Thank JeanK1964
Monclova, Mexico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 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.

Thank anamely
Los Gatos, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Matthieu P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank heiherher

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 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, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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.