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“Nice place for Sunday brunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Cardenal Alameda

El Cardenal Alameda
70 Juarez Avenue | at Hilton Hotel, Mexico City, Mexico (Alameda)
+52 55186632
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Ranked #14 of 2,779 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Alameda
Guadalajara, Mexico
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Nice place for Sunday brunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Very nice Sunday brunch with friends from Mexico City after touring the Palacio de Bellas Artes. Everything a diner could want -- atmosphere, quality food, great service -- and an extensive menu. These folks know how to run a restaurant.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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“The best mexican food restaurant in the City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

The ambiance might not show it, being in one of the newest hotels in Mexico City, yet, the flavour and service of "El Cardenal" is unsurpassed.

As a recommendation, arrive after 2 pm, otherwise, you'll get the brunch menu, which is fantastic, but pales in comparison with the lunch!

Soups are marvelous, bringing true textures and flavours of yore. Anything you ask from the menu will surpass your expectations and bring true traditional cuisine tastes to your mouth.

I cannot pick one dish above any other, because each deserves a medal on its own, yet, I do encourage you to forgo coffee and instead ask for the herb tea, as served in the Tarascan region of Michoacán. It will leave you with a great taste, after what I can only imagine would be a great experience!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Medellin, Colombia
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Mexican breakfast, perfect.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The sweet breads are the best starter. Then is the rest of the menu: you don't understand much of it, but I've been twice and everything was very good. The place is elegant and modern, perfect for business breakfasts. Try the hot chocolate.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Juan Felipe M
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Menlo Park, California
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Tostadas de Atun- oh my!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

This place is inside the Hilton hotel, and it is so good!! Even though we arrived well past lunch time, (around 4pm), the place was buzzing full. Service is incredible, the food comes out really fast; you get a server to take your order and serve you, but your food is brought out from the kitchen by someone else, so your server remains on the floor pretty much the entire time and you can easily get someone's attention. Now for the food: You must try their tostadas the atun (tuna toasts)- They are pure explosion of flavor in your mouth. also recommend their noodle/ bean soup, but I have a feeling you won't go wrong with any dish there, they make their own cheese, tortillas and bread --yum! If you have room for dessert, their arroz con leche can be a good choice, though I hear their seasonal "nieves" (sorbets), are quite outstanding

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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London
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“Genuine and 'Mexican Classy'”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

The menu is quite extensive and varied. Dishes are kicked out of the kitchen (at a very fast pace, by the way) in good shape. Overall well prepared, for how classic they could sound. The mural painting is quite cool (and famous), showing several pieces of Mexico history in an allegoric way. The number of waiters and waitresses is impressively high, they seem to be just everywhere...Try it, but I think the other El Cardenal (which I have not tried) might be a better pick.

Visited January 2013
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