It was a long day and we were hungry. So it was off to Taquería El Califa near La Condesa. The place was on our list of eats, specifically for their Al Pastor. An added bonus was the fact that it was in a quaint part of town. A neighborhood we later explored, discovering a mezcal bar, which… I will save for another time. I’d rather keep the good memories of the night centered around this posh establishment.
Around this time, 7pm, the place was only half busy. It may be due to the fact the streets were being repaired. Most likely the fall out of the earthquake given the extent of the repairs. But that didn’t stop us, or the ten other parties there. The place was spacious and had an open kitchen. It was well ventilated so you can admire your meal being created.
We sat and once they figured out, from our broken Spanish, that we were better off speaking English, they swapped out waiter. He was very helpful and patient. Though we couldn’t understand what a gringa was on the menu after several explanations. It didn’t matter though, all the other things we ordered were delicious. No regrets there. And better yet, this place was totally opposite from yesterday’s taco fest. There was no worry about the cleanliness here. Overall, this place was a safe bet for eats.
06170 Ciudad de México
+52 55 5511 9424
Verdict: If you are avoiding street vendors, you’ll want to come here for your tacos.