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El Cardenal

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Mexican
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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, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 227
    Excellent
  • 121
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    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 Mexican culinary experience

Service is great, people is kind and happy to help. They will help you to choose their best options from their wide selection of dishes in the menu. I strongly recommend it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Paola J
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Mexico City, Mexico
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviewed May 21, 2015

The Cardenal in te Historic Center is the best of the franchise. Very topicall atmosphere , excellent quality . Please make reservation , as it can get crowded at weekends. ant eggs are delicious and the best in town.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Service is great, people is kind and happy to help. They will help you to choose their best options from their wide selection of dishes in the menu. I strongly recommend it.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

wonderful ambiance; good traditional food; exc service. Very pleasant spot for a mid day meal in the middle of a walking tour of the historical center

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Manzanillo, Mexico
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Have been to two locations. For dinner at the one by the zocalo. Food good. Service good. Food reasonable. Liqueur and wine pricey. Above so so. Went to the one near Polanco for breakfast. Toney crowd. Embassy people and their staff. Menue was not standard fare. Not a big breakfast persons here, so ordered the poached eggs. Was alarmed when... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

One of the best places for new mexican cuisine using traditional recipes. If you want to experience something different among mexican food you do have to at least go there once. Please do try the ant eggs in butter, they are just delicate dish!

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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

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
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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227 reviews 227 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?