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“Must eat here!”
Review of El Califa

El Califa
Ranked #49 of 4,650 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Condesa
Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

The hubs and I are here right now and I have to say...this is a Gringos-died-and-gone-to-heaven-mexican-food-moment! This place is very nice, but not fancy...very casual. The food is amazing (we recommend the cactus leaves and costras). The salsa and guac are fabulous. The service is amazing. Our waiter/ personal butler couldn't do enough for us and the banos are top notch.

Yes, this place is "2 dollar signs" but it's worth it. Basically, if you want authentic upscale "street" food, but don't actually want to sit in the street, then come here :)

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Reviewed 15 May 2014

Incredible food which I still dream about!! I ended up eating here numerous times during my trip to Mexico City. Try to get here early as it becomes impossible to get a table.

The best restaurant in Condesa hands down!

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Thank Minay6
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

A friend from DF told us to check this place out and it was a perfect stop to fuel up before going out for the evening.

We ordered the avocados slices and then, thinking we were getting street tacos, ordered about 3-4 tacos each. Way too many and we hate to waste, so we ate them any way, they were so good!

Very delicious, especially washed down with a Mexican beer. This is not street food in the sense of other places in the city - this is a fun, hip restaurant with giant tacos! Definitely stop in.

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Thank htothep
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Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

If you want tasty tacos, you should go to El Califa!
But you have to go before 10 o'clock or it will be difficult to get a table.
If you sit outside, try to get the table exactly in front of the "trompo" (the vertical spit where the meat is stacked), this way you can ask your tacos directly to the cook man!

Thank Lizzete S
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Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

We were pointed here as a safe option. Big mistake. Overpriced and not particulalry good. There are so many great options for cheap and yummie street food in MC. Do yourself a favor and buy from the ladies on the streets. You will be fine.

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