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El Cardenal

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Avenida Paseo de Las Palmas No. 215, Mexico City 11000, Mexico
5226230402
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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: Late Night, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 436
    Excellent
  • 205
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Tasteful plates with creativity and good ingredients.

During a weekend avoid the crowd and arrive early, otherwise you could be waiting for an hour. Service is attentive but as they are busy it takes longer than desired, they could focus to have more detailed service instead of running and tripping with your table. Food. This is the plus of this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Lui C
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

During a weekend avoid the crowd and arrive early, otherwise you could be waiting for an hour. Service is attentive but as they are busy it takes longer than desired, they could focus to have more detailed service instead of running and tripping with your table. Food. This is the plus of this place, they have a very good and... More 

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Thank Lui C
Mexico City, Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

if you visit mexico city don´t forget to go eat at this place great service excellent food, a memorable place to share and celebrate alone or with someone else

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Thank Studiotres E
Chicago
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our concierge recommended El Cardenal for our first meal in Mexico City. This is an extremely busy three story restaurant with a large menu and great Mexican cuisine. We enjoyed their breads, soups, and fish entrees. The flan was incredible! When you enter, the hostess will tell you which floor you will be dining on pointing to the elevator. If... More 

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Thank ChicagoEllen
Addis Ababa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been twice, once for breakfast and once for comida. Both times everything was perfect. We will definitely be back. The cost for breakfast/brunch was really quite reasonable, but a bit pricier for comida.

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Thank Charlie-Sherry
Mexico City, Mexico
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to have some good traditional Mexican food. Breakfast is fantastic with typical "pan de dulce" with "natas" and various styles of eggs...

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Thank Ricardo M
Mexico City, Mexico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food combines the tradtional gastronomy of mexican people with the newest methods of preparation.

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Thank Luis E
Mexico City, Mexico
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

El Cardenal is one of the best restaurants for trying tipical mexican food but in a "nouvelle cuisine" style. Ask for the typical sweet bread ("pan dulce"). Any dish is excellent, ask before if the dish is spicy and eventhough, ask for trying a little portion before. Hot chocolate is awesone!

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Thank Pacazzo1970
Boston
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82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Be sure to come to the one on Las Palmas in the Centro, not the one in the Hilton or any of the other satellites. Great food, from the best hot chocolate I have every had to fresh baked rolls to egg dishes that are works of art. This last time I had the stuffed gortitas with a verde sauce.... More 

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Thank LesP_Lexington
Mexico City, Mexico
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Last weekend we decided to visit the National museum of Art an architectural beauty with a great collection, after that we had an early dinner at el Cardenal. Always delicious with traditional Mexican cuisine. We loved the chilorio tacos, the molcajete with green sauce, avocado and cheese, the mole and everything we ordered.Service was great and not expensive. We used... More 

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Thank Mariana d
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What ever you ask for is going to be excellent, no surprises!!! Check for reservations because it is always full

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Paseo de Las Palmas No. 215, Mexico City 11000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: 5226230402

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 75
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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?