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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” (145 reviews)
“bistec” (12 reviews)
“fried cheese” (7 reviews)
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Altata 22, Col. Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went starving at 1.30 am to have some tacos to El Califa, thinking that it would be closing and the food would be rushed, we were very pleasently surprised that the costras were outstanding as well as the nopales con queso and tacoas al...More

Thank Pau P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very busy, but the wait is ok, you will have a great experience, not fancy, you will have much better quality than most taquerias, at a very low price, they have 2 locations, will not do corkage,

Thank Edwin T
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Couldn’t read the menu but everything was amazing and cheap. Service was good too. Walking distance from the Sheraton

Thank MrsLouvs
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Good spot, cheap food and ton of variety right in Condesa. Open late and very very quick service. You can find better tacos around town but if you are close to this one don't hesitate to jump in for a few quick ones with very...More

Thank Sults7
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Located on a main street (Condesa), this busy, noisy taco joint adds some class & style to your lunch or dinner. Craft beers (or the regular local ones), a huge variety of tacos and other Mexican fare, fast & furious service, all make this a...More

Thank good_ants
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

This is a fast casual restaurant. The pastor tacos were delicious and cost less than 20 pesos per taco! We showed up at 8 on a Saturday night and were immediately seated. Service was friendly and quick. I would go back just for the chicken...More

Thank Laura873
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

El Califa let’s you have the same amazing flavors as Mexico City’s street food but in an actual restaurant so you’re not left wondering how safe or clean the food was! The best things we tried were: the arrachera (steak) taco - which we actually...More

Thank Jennie B
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Let's start off with the great staff. We ordered a ton of food and the waiter was able to tell us that we were ordering too much. Tacos al pastor are my favorite tacos - ever. And boy, did they do them right here. Great...More

Thank crapschick
Reviewed 23 February 2018

We really enjoyed the food at El Califia. The rib eye tacos, the grilled cheese and the arrachera barbacoa were fantastic. Service was terrific. Will come back here anytime we are in DF.

Thank Tony E
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Great food, relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff. Can’t ask for more. Definitely recommend and will come again!

Thank happytraveler0924
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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4 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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