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Cafe de Tacuba

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Centro Historico
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Calle Tacuba - Delegacion Cuauhtemoc 28 | Colonia Centro Historico, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
+52 55 5521 2048
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08:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:30
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Shropshire
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited based on positive reviews in travel guides and initially were very pleased with the decor and the busy vibe. We were seated upstairs at the back of the restaurant which was fine as we had a good view of the room. We picked a tuna salad starter and when it came it had several rolls of ham around... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Being a Mexican myself, I consider this restaurant to be some sort of a tourist trap. I've been to Café Tacuba a couple of times and still not convinced. Nice interiors (it's kind of historic) and the overall looks is great. However the food is average, service ok, coffee is good and paper napkins? To be fair, I'd rather go... More 

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Kamloops BC
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended by various people in Mexico City, so we thought we would give it a try. My wife and I enjoyed their Chile Relanos, Mixed Enchiladas and a cold beer to end our long day in the city. The staff was very friendly and the service was great. The food was exceptional!!!! Our only regret, is we... More 

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Novi, MI
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were advised by our hotel to try the Cafe and were not disappointed. The food was wonderful. Best Chilies Rellenos I have had since Texas decades ago. Huge servings but delicious. Wine list a bit short, but other beverages are available. Very short wait though they don't take reservations. Many families and locals as well as touristas. The building... More 

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Thank JudyNovi_MI
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a good restaurant. The building is really nice and the food is as good as the service. You can eat mexican food.

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking to jump into a cultural immersion this is the place. Former nun cafeteria, traditional tiles, food and mariachi band. The fruit drinks were fabulous as was the cactus salad and mole. This is not today's nouvelle, it is war, fun and friendly with a great mix of local and visitors.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the restaurant, hoping for a quiet evening with delicious food - we got a cacaphony of sound, terrible service and mediocre food - though lots of it. Visiting with a friend, she ordered only an entree and my wife and I ordered the 'plate of the day' which included an appetizer, entree, soup, rice, desert and a beverage... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Tacuba's venue is located in a lovely Colonial building. Food is good without e wow factor but very traditional. Service was not really fast but attentive. They have specially prepared a green sauce for my friend who enormously appreciated this action.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I visited this place during the holidays on a weekday. The place was full! Lots of tourists and locals enjoying the traditional Mexican cuisine and decoration. I had been to this restaurant many years ago and hadn't actually liked it. This time around it was different and I did enjoy our dinner experience. The menu has lots... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, this centenary restaurante located in a old two floors building in downtown has a complete menu of Mexican food from different areas of the country. We tried a good entries of enchilada, chicken in mole sauce, and fish Veracruz style. Great option in the old part of Mexico City

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:30
Monday
08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:30
Thursday
08:00 - 23:30
Friday
08:00 - 23:30
Saturday
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Tacuba - Delegacion Cuauhtemoc 28 | Colonia Centro Historico, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5521 2048

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Staying in Centro Historico

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Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
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