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“Don't go out of your way to find this place”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe de Tacuba

Cafe de Tacuba
Ranked #39 of 4,237 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Centro Historico
Johannesburg, South Africa
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188 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Don't go out of your way to find this place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

It was recommended by the locals. The staff were friendly and the service was good, but no one could speak english. There were a lot of other tourists, so we hoped that some one could speak to us in english. The food was fine, but not amazing.

  • Visited January 2013
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Cuauhtemoc, Mexico
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Used to be better! Low quality hi price!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

Used to be famouse Mexican food! But in the last to times I have visited its being a shame i invited to friends from abroad from australia and food was ok but not outstanding! They simply can improve because this place has big fame but is not as good as it use to be some years ago!
The building is still worth it! But they can do better for sure! They have the experience but Cardenal is simply the best!

improve guys you can do it better for you and youre customers!

  • Visited December 2012
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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215 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Great service, bloody noisy, but good variety on the menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

The waiters are almost constantly over you at this restaurant and provide excellent service. The variety on the menu is commendable - they serve regional specialties from throughout Mexico and do a good job of letting you try new foods and tastes. The food was of good quality, not the best but definitely above average. My experience was marred only by the noise - you can't hear your friends talk due to the clanking of dishes, singing of mariachis and everyone shouting to be heard over them. Granted, I was there on a Saturday night, and other nights might be better.

Visited February 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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87 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Over the top decor, a taste of old Mexico”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

Have eaten here three or four times over the years and always enjoy the food and the atmosphere. Love their enchiladas Tacuba. Maybe a bit pricey but still fun.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Celtie14
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Playa del Carmen, México
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Not bad but not outstanding”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

I was there on a weekend, have to say that locals seem to love it cause it was pretty full, we saw the menu but we wanted only a coffee or chocolate, we ate white chocolate berry cake and cheese cake, they were delicious and the "spanish chocolate" was excellent (don't try this one if you're not a sweet fan as me),as I said food was not so bad, the atmosphere is the real thing, nevertheless the service was not so good, waitresses seem to be all the time in bad mood. It's a must if you're in DF.

  • Visited February 2013
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