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El Cardenal

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Av. De Las Palmas 215, Mexico City 11000, Mexico
2623 0402
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8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 218
    Excellent
  • 117
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food at a great location

If you're exhausted after seeing sights in the hectic Zocalo, this restaurant will restore your sense of well-being and fill your stomach with excellent food. There is a tranquil feeling in the venerable restaurant, as well as ample quantities of delicious food. We loved the pechuga de pollo... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Susan1800
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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English first
San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

If you're exhausted after seeing sights in the hectic Zocalo, this restaurant will restore your sense of well-being and fill your stomach with excellent food. There is a tranquil feeling in the venerable restaurant, as well as ample quantities of delicious food. We loved the pechuga de pollo (chicken breast) served with mole poblano sauce. Freshly baked rolls and large... More 

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El Paso, Texas USA
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Breakfast was just delicious, the bread freshly baked, good coffee and great service. Try de omellete with flor de calabaza, besides looking so pretty it was delicious. Try it becore you visit Templo Mayor, you will be happy you did.

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Mexico City, Mexico
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

One of the Cardenal's main characteristic is that most of their ingredients are farmed by themselves, so the quality you get in every meal is constantly monitored from the source. The service is great, everyone keeps an eye on your needs and you get what you pay for. Some tips: If you arrive early for breakfast, around 9AM - 9.30AM,... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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212 reviews 212 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The food was one of the best Mexican foods I have ever had. Very professional, tasty tacos fish and steak. I would have given five points but the fact that it is in a hotel and the whole restaurant feels like a hotel restaurant, didn't make me feel very Mexican. They didn't invest any efforts into the ambience. More than... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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85 reviews 85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You need to reserve during the week, it is completly booked by business people, the pastries and rolls are homemade, everything is delicious!!, great service too. During the weekend there are no reservations, be prepared to wait. Lunch is really great too, but i prefer breakfast

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mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

THOSE TRAVELERS FROM THE USA CAN BE SURE THAT THE "EL Cardenal" is a pleasant, clean, and good place to eat any meal of the day. It is one you will remember and will have enjoyed without spending a lot of money.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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100 reviews 100 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

if you do enjoy breakfas with coleagues and customers this is the place to be. you really ca't go wrong.

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Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A good mexican food restaurant with a touch of class! I love El Cardenal, nice for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Very good service and many things to make your choice, my favorites are Lengua, escamoles, queso con flor de calabaza, they use good ingredientes so the final dish is very, very good. I prefer to sit upstairs, down is to... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

By far, the best place to have breakfast in the city. Their freshly baked bread with "nata" and a hot chocolate are a must. The menu might be a little intimidating for those unaccustomed to Mexican food but the waiters and chefs are more than happy to accommodate requests. Bets quality, best service.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is a clear example of how, a restaurant, can offer us traditional mexican dishes but prepared with the most delicate & experienced hands and the best ingredients. You wont regret wait for a table and enjoy all the variety of our worlwide distinguished cuisine.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. De Las Palmas 215, Mexico City 11000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: 2623 0402

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 75

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?