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El Cardenal

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Mexican, Pizza
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Palma #23 | Centro Historico, Entre 5 De Mayo y Francisco I, Mexico City, Mexico
+52 55 5521 8817
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 105
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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
visit to downtown

Meals are great, service is good, well located in the old part of town, and it's a nice experience to go there for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Francisco B
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Mexico City, Mexico
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Meals are great, service is good, well located in the old part of town, and it's a nice experience to go there for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Its amazing, delicius, great food!! Great place in the down town of the mexico city the people its wonderful

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Amazingly delicious, they make their own bread (I STRONGLY suggest you go for breakfast) and ask for a piece of pastry with “nata” and try it. You’ll love it! They make the best Mexican dishes for breakfast. You should know and keep in mind – this restaurant is extremely popular so the waiting could be at least an hour. Try... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The staff kind, the food very good, mole is excellent one of the best dishes in the menu. Excellent choice for meetings or large groups, they have enough space to make you feel comfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

if you are ever in the downtown area of Mexico City and feel hungry, or if you are planning a trip downtown to do something in particular, then El Cardenal is the place to go and eat. I have been several times and the service and quality of the food have always been excellent. In addition you are in a... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Donwtown located in a nice old house, they offer some of the best tipical mexican cuisine. Good service, good taste. Their cava could be improved a lot.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The place is one of the icons and sure bets for obtaining one of the best culinary experiences of Mexican food, no doubt about it. However, you must go there only if you have time available and only on times when a restaurant Should not be expected to be crowded, because this place will be crowded for sure (holidays, weekends,... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent food, one of the best breakfast in Mexico City. We used to visited each Sunday for breakfast since six years ago, and the service and food is always the same "Excellent".

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I will never forget my first visit to this place; it's truly one of Mexico City's treasures when it comes to fine dining. Many reviews have described specific dishes in detail, so let me just say that after living in this city for 15 years, my automatic advice when asked about good restaurants is to try one of the El... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Certainly the best breakfast in Mexico City, this is a "must" when visiting Mexico City. You need to ask to go to the original historical downtown venue

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Additional Information about El Cardenal

Address: Palma #23 | Centro Historico, Entre 5 De Mayo y Francisco I, Mexico City, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 55 5521 8817
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
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
Cuisine: Mexican, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Palma #23 | Centro Historico, Entre 5 De Mayo y Francisco I, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5521 8817

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, 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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