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Palma 23, Colonia Centro, Mexico City, Mexico
+52 55 5521 8817
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Ranked #5 of 1,932 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

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Berlin, Germany
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This 3 floor restaurant is huge and full with locals. Our service and food was excellent. Very central location close to Zocalo.

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Gary, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I dine at El Cardenal often when I am in Mexico City. It is an excellent conservative restaurant. The dining rooms are very attractive, including white linen tablecloths and napkins. The service is attentive and responsive. The menu is extensive and varied, covering a wide range of traditional Mexican dishes, carefully prepared. The prices are moderate. I count on El... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The Mole is excellent as is the service. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good dinner of Mexican food.

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Calgary, Canada
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133 reviews 133 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We went for lunch on a Sunday and enjoyed this nice Spanish-Mexican food fusion restaurant. Very well located (close to the Fine Arts Palace and in the heart of Downtown). Excellent food and very good service! We can highly recommend it!

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

I go for breakfast here every time I'm in Mexico City. I make a reservation the day before and am escorted to a table with my name on a little card...great coffee, large assortment of sweet rolls to start, hot chocolate, an expansive selection of breakfast dishes that are traditional and all really delicious. It deserves the rave review it... More

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The mole dish that I tried blew me away. I have never tried a mole dish on chicken like this before.The service is impeccable and the building has an Old World ambience. I wish they served dinner here as well.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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204 reviews 204 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

A busy cafeteria and of decent quality. The service was good the food was good and the atmosphere was good. Make reservations.

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Metepec, Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I've been to this place dozens of times since 1994, is one of the best places in Mexico. It now has 4 branches. The food is still good as the original. There really Mexican food is eaten with a little gourmet touch. The original restaurant that is located in Palma Street 1 block from the Zocalo, is a very interesting... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The restaurant has a good variety of gourmet mexican food, it´s a must for any visitor, and they building is nice.

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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This restaurant serves traditional Mexican cuisine that is well prepared and ticks of all the boxes for a good restaurant. Food is good but not great. Service is very good.

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Address: Palma 23, Colonia Centro, Mexico City, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 55 5521 8817
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
Cuisine: Mexican

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