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“Cafe tacuba, espectacular en pleno centro historico” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe de Tacuba

Cafe de Tacuba
Ranked #37 of 3,596 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Centro Historico
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“Cafe tacuba, espectacular en pleno centro historico”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Great food, great history, recommended to world travelers. It;s in the middle of the historic center of mexico City

Visited October 2012
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“The natives know something”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

Our friends who are born and bred in Mexico City insisted that we all go to Cafe Tacuba for lunch. Its beauty, its history and its location in the Centro Historico were all mentioned, but what clinched it, they said, was that the food was actually good, and authentic.
I can't speak for its authenticity, since my previous experiences with Mexican food was only a couple steps up from Taco Belle. All I know is it was delicious. We had chicken tamales, "divorced" eggs swimming is red and green salsa, fish tacos and delicious homembaked breads. The maitre d' was on top of things and the waitresses in their uniforms charming. The space itself, with carved wood, stained glass, tile and paintings was fascinating.
This isn't a streetside taqueria but it is a place I suspect you can be assured a great meal.

Visited June 2013
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“Seems me and fernando going opposite directions”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

I will agree that it is authentic, serving locals but really isn't all of mexico city as we few tourists are dilluted out of the picture? We had dinner here and enjoyed it but the food quality, presentation, and service were not in the same league as el cardenal granted the latter doesn't do dinner (a real shame). Nor does the value leap out at you like el cardenal. Reality is, despite me and the dutchmans opposing views, have breakfast at El Cardenal, skip the touribus in favor of a al pied as i suggest in my hotel "Gran" review, then have dinner at Tacuba. All in all a great day in Mexico City.

Visited July 2013
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“Authentic Mexican”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

This is a place favoured by the locals; we and another table nearby were the only "gringos" and the place was half full for dinner on a weekday.

It's beautifully decorated with traditional Mexican motifs; there are strolling mariachis without the horns and violins, just guitars and mandolins, so they're not as loud as the ones on Plaza Garibaldi.

The food was excellent: very tasty, very Mexican. This was so much better than the famous (but bland) El Cardenal nearby. Also beats any Mexican food we've had in the US. We were four, had four different dishes, all good, including quesadillas and tortillas, the best we ever had.

Service was also very pleasant and swift. This is the place we will return to before leaving.

  • Visited July 2013
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“Excelent mexican food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Very traditional place in the history of the city, delicious food and drinks. This restaurant is a little expensive but totally worth it. You will get a very tasty main course and a drink for 150 pesos.

Try the speciality, enchiladas Tacuba and agua de horchata. If you are not so hungry ask for the tamal especial and a cup of hot coco for 55 pesos.

This is a colonial place, very colorful and traditional. Do not hessitate if you are in town and go for it.

Its just outside metro station Allende on the blue line, same line as Zócalo and Bellas Artes in the heart of the city.

  • Visited June 2013
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