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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%
Travellers talk about
“taco” (39 reviews)
“fried cheese” (6 reviews)
“guacamole” (16 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Altata 22, Col. Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Was taken to this restaurant for dinner by a local. The place was busy and buzzing. Ordered Tacos and various dishes which were very good, certainly not my past experience of Mexican food. Washed down with various artisan beers. Mexican coffee served in a terracotta...More

Thank SAMagpie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic variety of tacos. Not cheap. I fell in love with the fried cheese tacos called costras. Very close to downtown in the Condesa neighbourhood. Very friendly staff. Go!

Thank Jmih
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best quality and service place in the condesa area. Super clean and quick service. If you want to try tacos but dont want to go for street food this will do for you. Amazing taste and variety and they take credit cards....More

Thank Betti O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nite out to wine down the weekend, dinner and need of taco fix, indeed is a great place, it fast, delicious and reasonably priced. Recommend going to anybody in need of a taco fix.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I still just love this place. We come back year after year and always have a wonderful food experience. Their al pastor chicken taco is great as is their beautiful home made salsa.

Thank Lee R
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Came here with a couple business people and really enjoyed myself. I️ let my Mexican friend order me and was happy with his selections. I also had a rice water with cinnamon that was quite different but good. Had 2 glasses. Don’t pass up dessert!...More

Thank Sbueb
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Don´t get me wrong, it is still a good place for tacos, but it has become a bit industrialized. The meat in the taco has been slimmed down and price has gone up. Taste has changed a bit also. I used to swear by the...More

Thank Diego A
Reviewed 29 October 2017

El Califa is a nice place to get tacos right in Mexico DF business district. You can have lunch surrounded by mexicans. Even though they probably use better meat than the cheaper taco places I still think the place is a bit overrated. Compared to...More

Thank AnniCatti
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

This is a fast dining location where the food is okay and service hurried. We found the dishes we ordered to be unsatisfying, and oh so cheesey. Not the best experience, but passable.

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Especially the Al pastor! Get any taco! Don't be deterred at the fact that this is a local chain. Instead, celebrate it and enjoy some really amazing tacos.

Thank Neil W
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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Questions & Answers
3 July 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, 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
  • Neighbourhood: Condesa
  • Phone Number: 5271.6285 / 5273.4943
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