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Av. De Las Palmas 215, Mexico City 11000, Mexico (Centro)
2623 0402
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Ranked #10 of 1,959 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $75
Neighborhood: Centro
Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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244 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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
70 helpful votes 70 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Mexico City, Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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
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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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12 restaurant reviews
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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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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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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 75

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