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“A splurge. Breafast with good pastries and hot chocolate” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante El Cardenal

Restaurante El Cardenal
Av. de la Paz No. 32 | San Angel, Mexico City, Mexico
55 50 02 93
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Ranked #45 of 1,783 Restaurants in Mexico City
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Rosario, Argentina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A splurge. Breafast with good pastries and hot chocolate”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We visited the latest location in San Angel. Good fresh made pastries and hot-chocolate. An expensive choice for breakfast, when we went there, go early to avoid the wait. Elegant interior, bustles with groups having breakfast. Can not say regarding lunch or dinner, however the service was first-rate. A splurge

Visited September 2013
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Amazing Breakfast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Visit the restaurant during a Business trip with some co-workers. The Breakfast was amazing, specially the hot chocolate!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chihauhua
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best Breakfast in town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

If your looking to have the best traditional Mexican breakfast in your life come here,
It's 100 mts from historic Zocalo and you can find it very easily with the tripadvisor locator

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“delicious, but pricey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

El Cardenal is rated as one of MXC's top restaurants for a reason: uniformly perfect execution of Mexican classics, not with a twist, but with an air of distinction. That being said, you pay every penny for this delicious treat so save it for a special occasion.

Visited May 2013
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New York
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104 reviews 104 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“traditional meal worth the extra bit of money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I am reviewing the one in the historic centre (we also saw one in San Angel). This is a lunch place and they are not open for dinner, atleast on the weekends. the food is simply delicious. the service is fair. we attempted going back twice after the first meal, but one was for dinner when they were closed and the other was sunday morning when there was a long wait. will surely go back on a return trip

Visited June 2013
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