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Cafe de Tacuba

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Centro Historico
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Calle Tacuba - Delegacion Cuauhtemoc 28 | Colonia Centro Historico, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
+52 55 5518 4950
08:00 - 23:30
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was really good and when we arrived there was a "Tuna" playing traditional music which was really good, the only downside is that it was really crowded but no other complain

Thank Olga G
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good place to eat and fun atmosphere, very traditional and very pleasant. Place is packed with clients which is always excellent sign

Thank NabilAldah
Tokyo, Japan
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Come hungry and ready to be delighted by the culinary and musical delights. This historic cafe made for a fun last night in Mexico City. The ambience is fantastic. Strolling mariachi musicians in perfect harmony and enjoying themselves as they perform the classics. The quality of their musicianship was superb. Then, the service. This restaurant was BUSY when we were... More 

Thank BBdesu
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stop by to eat dinner and have some coffee. All of my relatives and even my mother told me this is a must-do while we were in CDMX. The cafe is simply stunning, the food delicious and the coffee was excellent. This place is going to be crowded so give yourself time and enjoy. We would recommend this for... More 

Thank Ed C
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After several outstanding meals in Mexico, we were advised to visit CafeTacuba..mistake. The physical setting is magnificent the strolling musicians a delight. But after that total disaster. The cod I ordered was sour, the soup inedible, the tuna salad tasteless, even the ice cream no flavor. Chicken a difficult dish to mis prepare f was terrible, fatty and yet tough... More 

Thank arnold s
Culiacan, Mexico
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54 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was delicious and so tasty, everything was fresh and homemade style, the portions are big so make sure to have an empty stomach when going, the chilaquiles and enchiladas are the best, once in a while you get the cancer to hear live music too.

Thank Maciel B
Newcastle, Australia
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100 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After being recommended to this restaurant by the hotel ,Gran Ciudad ,the three of us decided to go .what a surprise packed out but they found us a table when we told them the hotel had booked for us ( but theymust have forgotten as no booking ) we were seated at a table up stairs ,,,,I did feel we... More 

Thank phillipk8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a true experience to have lunch here with a very loud band playing classic Mexican music. I can understand that is very "typical", but it was distracting for me. The food was very good, twice the price in another restaurant, but good quality of big portions. Recommended for an only visit.

Thank ElTataNL
Austin, Texas, United States
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this restaurant for it's beautiful decor and the live troubadours. But the food was really disappointing. I had chili rellenos. It consisted of 2 huge chilis over stuffed with too much cheese and topped with a plane tomato sauce. Even the beans were dull. The Margareta was made from a mix. Too bad.

Thank Charlotte B
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Party of 5. Any given weekend hanging around. We picked some Mexican dishes like Panuchos, chicken tinga, and pork Oaxaca cecina. Needless to say we asked for a michelada beer. Because some dishes where delayed they offered us complementary food to stand the waiting. As any standard good food Mexican restaurant it is not about fast food, it's slow food.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Tacuba - Delegacion Cuauhtemoc 28 | Colonia Centro Historico, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5518 4950

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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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