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Taquería El Caifän

Centro Histórico, Mexico City

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Overall Rating

  • Ambience 80%
  • Service 70%
  • Food (Execution) 80%
  • Creativity 80%
  • Value 80%

Details for Location Reviewed
Taquería El Caifän

Locale: Centro Histórico, Mexico City Address: Calle de Balderas 34

Telephone: +52 55 5512 2512

Restaurant Type: Fast Casual
Cuisine: Mexican Service Type: Table Service Price: $ Menu items offered: Tacos

Hours: Sun-Wed: 10am to 12am Thu-Sat: 10am to 4am

This restaurant has multiple locations. Please refer to the map for information about each location including hours of operation.

Details for Location Reviewed
Taquería El Caifän

Locale: Centro Histórico, Mexico City
Address: Calle de Balderas 34
Telephone: +52 55 5512 2512

Restaurant Type: Fast Casual
Cuisine: Mexican
Service Type: Table Service

Price: $
Restaurant Features:

Hours: Sun-Wed: 10am to 12am
Thu-Sat: 10am to 4am

This restaurant has multiple locations. Please refer to the map for information about each location including hours of operation.

Summary of Review

No need to spill that street taco on your Gucci loafers. Take it indoors to a fast casual dining room setting. Tacos, hauraches and other Mexican street fare with a variety of fresh condiments to pile on top. A meal for under US$5. A super value.

Summary of Review

No need to spill that street taco on your Gucci loafers. Take it indoors to a fast casual dining room setting. Tacos, hauraches and other Mexican street fare with a variety of fresh condiments to pile on top. A meal for under US$5. A super value.

Restaurant Review for Taquería El Caifän

 

Review by: Ollie O
Rating: 3.9 stars
Review Date: 09/19/2015

There are street vendors galore throughout all of Mexico City selling every form and shape of taco and huarache imaginable. But what if you don’t want to stand on the sidewalk munching away at your dripping street taco (which could spell disaster for those fancy Italian loafers you’re wearing)? Well Taquería El Caifän has the answer. Create a restaurant with counter service and low overhead to churn out authentic Mexican street food in a trendy industrial / loft setting.

They do it quite well. You can choose from a variety of tacos (including the “pastor” variety that uses meat shaved from one of those Greek Gyro style spits of roasted stacked meat. The Mexican variety utilizes layers of meat sliced slightly thinner than the Greek counterpart. The result is a slightly more crispy shaving of meat on your taco.

But the star at this restaurant (in my not so humble opinion) is the huarache. This is a corn meal flatbread just slightly thicker than a corn tortilla with fresh lettuce and queso fresco piled up on top. There is a buffet style assortment of condiments and salsas that you can pile on top. All very fresh, I might add. I elected to have a few of the hotter pickled red peppers, some grilled mild peppers (probably ancho peppers) and a relish of assorted beans. It was delicious.

The dining area is clean with wide open view of the sidewalk so you can stare at passersby as you munch away at your street food from the comfort of your own little stool in the dining room.

The small tapa-size tacos (about three big bites each) were about US 80 cents and the huaraches were about US $2.50. That huarache was plenty big. More than enough for lunch. I tried the vegetarian option but you can have it piled high with your choice of meat or sausage for about a buck more.

Looking for a quick and inexpensive lunch close to Plaza Alameda? Look no further than Taquería El Caifän.

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