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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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“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 28 May 2013

It's to have a taqueria near Santa Fe, Mexico city the 24 hrs open, we used to go afther the Parties and the beff are so tender and the tortillas are great, Try the salsas with your Tacos and don't forget to ask for a...More

Thank elizabethfancy
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Try them all and also have a jamaica water that is also great. Ask for chicharron (cheese) wich is also amazing. Hve cochinitina pibil tacos and tacos al pastor with cheese

Thank anabelencordero
Reviewed 9 April 2013

if you feel like having good tacos in a safe place, that's the place. very good "frijoles" and excellent attention in the new location at Parques Interlomas

Thank Worldrun
Reviewed 9 February 2013

By far the best tacos in the Mexico City (the world!?!?!). Everything is fantastic on the menu. Some items are pricey, but the classic tacos al pastor are not.

Thank MiamiHoo
Reviewed 31 January 2013

We stayed in the Colonial Condesa area and El Califa was just few blocks from our B&B. Wonderful food. Spicy, Hot, Fresh and most importantly at a very reasonable price. I struggled to order with my broken spanish but the waiter was kind enough to...More

Thank rameshnair
Reviewed 26 January 2013

Great value restaurant to sample the best of Mexican cuisine. This place is fast and furious, but the service is friendly. Ever wondered what cactus leaves taste like? Try it - it's an acquired taste. Everything we ordered was simply beautiful. We enjoyed the food...More

Thank iskoolboy
Reviewed 25 January 2013

Everytime I go to Mexico I eat there. It has the best tacos in the whole city. It started with six tables; I went yesterday after a year and a half and it has two floors now. Still great food and great services. highly recomended

Thank fernandoache
Reviewed 17 January 2013

Compared to the smaller family run restaurants, El Califa was very modern and slick. All of the servers wore uniforms, the bathrooms had very contemporary fixtures, and there was valet parking. The place was packed on a Sunday afternoon with middle-class families. Given all of...More

Thank Richard Y
Reviewed 10 January 2013

were recommended by two different couples. went to the location in condessa. the tacos were delicious. i had the chicken that was grilled like in a kebob. was so good ordered a second order. my girfriend had the chicken and parsley. some say you can...More

Thank jonnyrosen
Reviewed 28 December 2012

We were recommended to visit this restaurant by our hotel. It was their favourite place for mexican cuisine. We certainly enjoyed the food. Staff were very helpful even though our spanish was terrible at best. Tried the cactus which was interesting!

Thank anhemp
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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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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