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Av. De Las Palmas 215, Mexico City 11000, Mexico (Centro)
2623 0402
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Ranked #18 of 2,069 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $75
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Neighborhood: Centro
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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223 reviews 223 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Lovely interior, 3 floors, tons of proficient staff. English is OK. Fresh baked buns, croissants, etc. Fresh squeezed orange juice. Good strong coffee. Huitlacocha enchiladas in verde sauce was just OK. Scrambled eggs OK. $677 pesos for 4 of us. Credit cards OK, washrooms large and clean. Go for the atmosphere and service at a reasonable price.

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New York, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

When we visited Mexico City, our local friend and his wife took us to the oldest one of this traditional chain in the centro. We had a blast! The decor, food and drinks were all amazing. Surprisingly, it reminded me of a high end traditional shanghai morning tea place. (I was born and raised in Shanghai). This restaurant made me... More 

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Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I was expecting this to be a good Mexican restaurant, but I was still surprised about the excellency of the food. This is a somewhat upscale Mtradituonal Mexican cuisine restaurant in the cosmopolitan Avenida de las Palmas. The prices are reasonable, tha ambiance is fun and electric and service like in most places in Mexico is outstanding, but what sets... More 

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Toronto
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I've been coming to this location of El Cardenal since it opened several years ago. The service is always outstanding and the food is reliabily good. I've also had the opportunity to see their kitchen so I know that they make everything by hand, from the bolillos in the bread basket and the tortillas to roasting and grinding their own... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

El cardenal serves mexican dishes presented in a fancy way. The menu has some strange things, but it also has soups, chiken, meat, fish, etc. The food is actually very good, very tasty. I strongly recommend the chiken breast stuffed with goat cheese with mole. I think it is expensive, but good quality and atmosphere.

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Bogota, Colombia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

It's a very nice restaurant with great service! They had a season plate the "Aji Nogado" which was excellent, please try it if you're there during this time.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Get the hot chocolate. Great MX traditional and very good. I would suggest reservations as there is very often a line. Great food. Sometimes smaller portions but always tasty and not to pricy.

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Top Contributor
644 reviews 644 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Amazing breakfasts, service, lunch and early dinner Mexican fare with an extreme emphasis on quality in all aspects especially the food can be had at El Cardenal's locations. The original location listed above is especially nice ... built into an old building in the Centro Historico. Just an amazing quality restaurant.

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Kempten, Germany
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195 reviews 195 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We were there for a very late last-minute breakfast. A big table of more than 12 people, grown-ups, kids, babies, everything, and even with only 30 minutes left for the breakfast time, they accepted us, set up our table and got our orders in a friendly manner, always attentive and polite, food was out perfect on time, and delicious!!! Everything... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

An excellent restaurant for Mexican food. Obviously you can eat Mexican food everywhere in Mexico, not to say in Mexico City. But in this place it is the very best. The restaurant is nicely decorated and the service is excellent.

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Additional Information about El Cardenal

Address: Av. De Las Palmas 215, Mexico City 11000, Mexico
Phone Number: 2623 0402
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 75

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