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El Califa

Altata 22, Col. Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico
5271.6285 / 5273.4943
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (144 reviews)
“bistec” (12 reviews)
“fried cheese” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Altata 22, Col. Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

Not cheap as far as mexican food goes, but the food is AMAZING. I would recommend the chicharon de queso. I can't explain it, but with salsa...soo good!

Thank Grey1285
Reviewed July 17, 2012

Very expensive for being tacos, but very good! The sauces were excellent. Tacos for 4 people came out to seventy US dollars! (about triple for what you would normally pay for tacos) The place was clean, the service was incredibly fast. The agua de horchata...More

Thank Dakini68
Reviewed July 13, 2012

Cheap, reasonably fast. I heard that it is open until 4 AM, which is great too.

Thank reanodevitto
Reviewed July 13, 2012

We have eaten today at El Califa. Very nice tacos al pastor, we enjoyed the fresh salsas, especially the one del molcajete. The gaona was not great but we did not order the one with cheese. Efficent service, nice streetside tables. The price is higher...More

Thank Aztlan24
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Best quality, in Tacos, although their salsa are not the best, service and quality sure are!

Thank KarlishSP
Reviewed May 17, 2012

We had already eaten before finding El Califa in Condesa but decided to snag a table on the sidewalk where we were promptly given a menu by our friendly and efficient server. All of the tacos and the cactus we ordered were fantastic for a...More

1  Thank chhayc
Reviewed May 11, 2012

This restaurant serves all you have to taste if you come to Mexico DF. Craters, cooked pollo, enchiladas, ... It is located in Condesa, a very nice district of Mexico DF. The service is good and the food is really fantastic. Warning, do not expect...More

Thank schuminou
Reviewed May 8, 2012

Very good tacos with Delicious spicy sauces the place is nice and clean

Thank Andre G
Reviewed May 1, 2012

This place is usually crowded, specially late at night when peole go for a snack after drinks. Try the "tacos al pastor" or the "bistek con queso" Wash them down with a cold beer or an horchata

Thank Jptraveller21
Reviewed March 26, 2012

You must go here if you are in Mexico City and eat the Gaona con Queso. I think it might be the most expensive taco in the city (about $5 USD) but it is totally worth it. Be sure to put some of their roasted...More

Thank La_Viajera_del_Norte
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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July 3, 2017|
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Response from Aurora_150800 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, my answer is a bit late! Sorry! Califa has "nopales asados" (grilles cactus) and hand made tortillas and grilled cheese. But... please note they cook it on the same grill as the meet Tacos, so, if you are an orthodox... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
$10 - $15
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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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