Restaurante Café de Tacuba
Restaurante Café de Tacuba has been a well-known, downtown Mexico City landmark for nearly a century. It is an old-fashioned café, with two long, old-style dining rooms with kerosene lamps, old furniture and the signature mural of nuns in the refectory kitchen. From the menu guests can order many of Mexico’s most beloved traditional plates, like enchiladas, tamales, mole, pozole and chiles rellenos. Lighter meals of sopes, tostadas and quesadillas are favorites for lunch time. The mole poblano (Puebla-style) is considered a house specialty. Do not overlook the chocolate or the atole, accompanied by fresh-baked pan dulce. Aficionados of Mexican baked goods will quickly see that the entire spectrum of pastries can be sampled, all right out of the oven.
On Monday and Tuesday, there is live entertainment from 8-10 in the evening, mainly boleros. On other days a singing group entertains from 2:00 until 10:00. It is reminiscent of the Spanish tuna, and the student groups from the older Mexican universities, playing guitars and mandolins.