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Cafe de Tacuba

Calle Tacuba - Delegacion Cuauhtemoc 28 | Colonia Centro Historico, Mexico City 01600, Mexico
+52 55 5518 4950
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (115 reviews)
“pan dulce” (14 reviews)
“tortilla soup” (21 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Tacuba - Delegacion Cuauhtemoc 28 | Colonia Centro Historico, Mexico City 01600, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Famous and classy restaurant in the middle of Mexico City's historic centre. It offers a good variety of mexican traditional dishes as well as some international options. It can be packed with tourists sometimes. It is a bit overpriced if compared to others good restaurants...More

Thank Rodrigo L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We started with excellent margaritas, shared the cuatro cositas which would have been more than enough for one person and had a very tasty mixed fruit tart that was fresh and flakey. Our waitress was pleasant, helpful and efficient.

Thank tennismaine
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a large busy restaurant with great murals on the walls that we really enjoyed visiting for dinner. The service and atmosphere were both great. They had a large mariachi band that was lots of fun to listen to. The food and drinks were...More

Thank jj30777
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many varieties of Mexican food, very popular with families in weekends. A few good options, others not so much so (I ordered a mixed plate to try four Mexican dishes, which was dry of visibly overheating in the microwave). Staff not serious when asked for...More

Thank D. A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for dinner on our first night in Mexico City and it was a great baptism to Mexico. The food was very good, ambiance beautiful and we were serenaded by a mariachi band. While I would normally feel like this was too touristy,...More

Thank HannahMistral
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is great history in this restaurant and it is highly regarded, but truthfully it did not live up to the hype. I had the huevoes rancheros, my husband had a chicken enchiladas dish, the food was pretty cool by the time they got it...More

Thank MrsOregon2009
Reviewed 1 week ago

Founded in 1912 this just a beautiful restaurant, full of tradition and good service. The food however is nothing to write home about. It's good, don't get me wrong, just not great. We had beef and chicken mole, both seemed like they just cooked the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A talented 11 piece mariachi band fill the room with singing and guitar playing. The servers, all women, wore white with giant white bows in their dark hair. We had the chicken mole which was delicious and vegetarian enchiladas. The food was tasty, but quite...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a delightful cafe between belles rates and the cathedral down town. Amazing decor with quality Mexican food. The taco soup is worth having

Thank graham_international
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went at 12 noon, busy, got the last table. Interesting, historic interior with murals, arches and high ceilings. Table arrangement OK, chairs not very comfortable. Extensive Mexican themed menu. Service functional, English spoken and in the menu. Wanted a light lunch so tried the Torta...More

Thank Ted M
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
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Questions & Answers
27 January 2017|
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Response from Francisco A | Reviewed this property |
I think they perform at night, the best thing to do is to call the restaurant and ask.
24 December 2016|
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Response from Dottye H | Reviewed this property |
Probably not
15 August 2016|
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Response from Mario V | Reviewed this property |
Either you'll have to be very very lucky to find a table by the windows, or you'll have to handsomely, and/or very discretely, "tip" the folks at the hosting station. Good luck!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Tacuba - Delegacion Cuauhtemoc 28 | Colonia Centro Historico, Mexico City 01600, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Histórico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Histórico
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5518 4950
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