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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 406
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  • 191
    Very good
  • 31
    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
Great food a little noisy

Like others have mentioned this is a place very much in demand and it is very crowed, and a little noisy. But that is all about the bad part. The menu is so big you should take post it notes to mark the pages you want. The descriptions are helpful without to much mumbo jumbo terminology. What... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Philippe J
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Like others have mentioned this is a place very much in demand and it is very crowed, and a little noisy. But that is all about the bad part. The menu is so big you should take post it notes to mark the pages you want. The descriptions are helpful without to much mumbo jumbo terminology. What my wife and... More 

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1 Thank Philippe J
Mexico City, Mexico
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love eating here, actually my favorite is breakfast! You do have to get there early! Forget getting there at 10 am or even 9:30, get there before 9AM! And for lunch do get there at 2:00 pm tops, by 2:30pm you will be in a loooong waiting list, yes worth the wait but why. There are several locations for... More 

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Thank wunderlust108
Switzerland
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111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've only visited this restaurant for breakfast and it is one of the best, the whole Mexican experience with concha con nata and all kind of breakfast dishes: chilaquiles, huevos divorciados, etc

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Thank morenom
Bushey, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment you walk in you notice how incredibly efficient this place is being run. The speed and cleanliness of all the staff and the smiles from the maitre de. We left it to them to offer us a traditional Mexican meal and drinks to compliment it. They got everything right! We cannot thank them enough for the quality... More 

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Thank Lawrence S
Austin, Texas
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This great place on Palmas is in centro historico. The map is wrong. Great food, ambience. Traditional mexican food.

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Thank garyhoov
Epsom, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

THE GOOD: Great food great service THE NOT SO GOOD: not much, pity it is in a hotel I came to this place on a recommendation of a friend and can say that I was not disappointed. The food was very tasty, the menu was so big and there was so many choices that I really had a problem trying... More 

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Thank thecheechman
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Great breakfasts aré served every dar. And at midday an splendid meal is offered. Ir you can, don't miss any of them

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Thank FRANCISCO FERNA... B
Houston, Texas
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Good selection of international dishes. Good wine selection, and good and efficient service. the place is always packed, waiting time 20 - 40 minutes but worth it after you give up on local Mexican food that is no where as good as Tex-Mex.

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1 Thank TexasTourist2013
Klitmoeller, Denmark
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Our guide for the day recommended us to try this restaurant and she wasn't wrong! I've been back to this restaurant 4 more times during my time in Mexico City! The staff was very warm (as the rest of Mexicans we met during our trip, who seemed to me incredibly friendly). The quality of the food was amazing and the... More 

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Thank Thomas B
Mexico City, Mexico
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139 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

I love this place. I try to go as often as possible. Difficult to get a reservation during the weekend. It's definitively one of my favorites in Mexico City

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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: Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?