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El Cardenal

Av. De Las Palmas 215, Mexico City 11000, Mexico (Centro)
2623 0402
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Ranked #10 of 1,811 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $75
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centro

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English first
Mexico City, Mexico
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is the best place to have a wonderfully delicious breakfast. The bakery is superb and accompanied with "nata" and hot chocolate is something from heaven. The rest of the food is really good and if you want to try Mexican food, then this is the place. Service is excellent as well as the atmosphere. I've gone several times... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Excellent place for breakfast and lunch on a weekend, take some tami to get in 20-30 mins but the food its very good. Try the flautas de cordero.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

All in the menu is great to taste the mexican flavors. Try the hot chocolate with sweet bread. The quality of the place is superb.

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Mumbai
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My husband and I went to El Cardenal during our holiday in Mexico over Christmas. We were there for brunch on a Sunday, and waited for over an hour to get a table. It was recommended by a Mexican friend, and seemed like a popular spot for posh Mexican family breakfasts / brunches. We had the famous and highly recommended... More

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Sacramento, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The menu caters to every taste. from typical mexican food to international dishes. Excellent salads, guacamole and home made tortillas. The service is excellent amd so is the ambiance and drinks.

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Paris, France
Top Contributor
660 reviews 660 reviews
531 restaurant reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Just to make it clear: it is not Pujol nor Astrid & Gaston, so if you are looking for sophisticated and gourmet cuisine El Cardenal is not the right pick. However if you want to taste simple and delicious, traditional Mexican cuisine, often with modern twist then El Cardenal is THE place to go. delicious guacamole, very good tacos with... More

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

It was our first trip to Mexico City and also our first meal. It was Saturday around 3:00 and crowded, we were told a 20 min wait so we put our name on the list and took a 10 min stroll. We arrived back in 10 and in less then 10 mins we were seated. They brought us an English... More

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London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

El Cardenal was having a slow comida because the World Cup was about to kick off and Mexico was crammed into the Zocalo to watch the match. Service was attentive and our neighbours (two Mexican ladies who were curious to learn where we were from) were charming. The menu is crammed with tempting choices, no fewer than 20 of which... More

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Miami Fla.
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

It´s an excellent place, very nice. The owners are so focused on wood finishes for a sleek and refined look. I visit often for breakfast as it has variety of Mexican style dishes with a touch of Spanish and prehispanic flavors melt. It located in the center of Mexico City, but there is a branch in Avenida de las Palmas... More

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10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Just finished an amazing meal with quality atmosphere, fast service, and other well dressed guests. When we went to pay and tip the waiter returned the money stating tip was already included. Food was authentic, pricier than other smaller places but full of business locals to include the cutest older Mexican ladies lunching I have ever seen. A must go!

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