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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” (40 reviews)
“bistec” (12 reviews)
“fried cheese” (7 reviews)
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Altata 22, Col. Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

We were directed to this spot close to our wonderful hotel ( Red Tree House) for the big screen TV to watch Game 6 and 7 of the NBA play-offs - Our Spurs didn't quite make it but the food was great so it took...More

1  Thank RickandDanaTrippin
Reviewed 27 June 2013

It's our first meal in Mexico and the place did not disappoint. The costras are good and the chili sauces are 'must-tries'

Thank rhexryan
Reviewed 22 June 2013

Our friend took me and my boyfriend, who was totally tired of Mexican food, to this place... Well - he was turned into big fan! Great tacos and fantastic soups! recommend it to everyone who visits Mexico City

Thank Dimka D
Reviewed 15 June 2013

If you want really good quality tacos, this is the place. You have a huge variety to choose from, the prices are good and it is obviously popular with locals, judging from how busy it was!

Thank kalimata
Reviewed 5 June 2013

This was a superb location to have tacos in the 1990s. Now is just a trendy bar in an expensive neighborhood. A waste.

2  Thank TravelMexicoOK
Reviewed 29 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 29 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 10 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
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
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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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