We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

Travelers' Choice
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

CUISINES
Mexican
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
View all details
meals, features
Reviews (1,296)
Filter reviews
201 results
Traveler rating
144
44
8
4
1
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
144
44
8
4
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews bread shrimp tacos chilli guacamole sorbet san angel mexican food molcajete city waiters
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed July 26, 2021 via mobile

Went here a few years ago and will definitely be there TOMORROW JULY 25 2021. ❤️❤️❤️❤️…. OK, We went there and the food was great and the Service was Excellent. Anytime from now on, this is going to be our first stop when visiting the...Zocalo area in Mexico City 🇲🇽❤️🇲🇽❤️🇲🇽More

Date of visit: August 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed July 6, 2021 via mobile

We went there for breakfast with a family group of 15. The service was fast and kind. We tried some house specialties and everybody was more than satisfied with their meals. It was delicious!

Date of visit: July 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed July 14, 2020 via mobile

Every time I have come here it is delicious. The service is really amazing and the restaurant is beautiful. Breakfast is the absolute best, but lunch and dinner are also extremely delicious. The bread is the best.

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed March 2, 2020 via mobile

The review is about a double charge in my credit card. All because the waiter passed twice the card, saying that the first time had an error. But it wasn’t. I e asked the restaurant for the charge return amd the reply was that they...did not make the mistake, that it was the bank. In a few words, they are saying I lied and lazy to do it for themselves.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Helpful?2  
Rest_ElCardenal, Representante de El Cardenal at El Cardenal San Angel, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2020

Hello, We are truly sorry to read about the problem you had on your last visit. Please accept our sincerest apologies. Even though it's been some weeks, we would like to make a follow-up and ask you if the issue was poperly clarified ,and if...More

Reviewed February 4, 2020

Very nice place. the look of the place is really lie and ancient typical house. The service is amazing and the food is really good.

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed January 11, 2020

Went there for lunch and the food was nice, it's genuine Mexican food. Also the ambiance is nice it's the old style art deco. Definitely will recommend it and will go back again for some more of there dishes. The service was good and the...waiters are polite.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?2  
Reviewed January 2, 2020 via mobile

You HAVE to go here. We came in at 4.30pm on a weekday because we felt like a snack and a glass of wine. We were not prepared for what followed. The waiter brought little shot glasses of some sort of sorbet thing. Next thing...he came over with tortilla chips and a bowl of really nice guacamole. We were already so impressed and then he came out with a generous basket of insanely good warm crusty bread with butter. Can’t remember when I last had such delicious bread. We weren’t super hungry so we only ordered tortilla soup and lamb tacos. I think the tacos were just a starter but it was a very generous portion and came with lots of accompaniments. Honestly so delicious - moist, juicy lamb shoulder inside warm corn tortillas. You have got to try this dish. The soup was very nice too. After all that we felt like we had to get some dessert just to try it, so we ordered a vol-au-vent to share. The waiter brought out TWO dishes on two separate plates but only charged us for the one dessert. We couldn’t believe it. And again, it was delicious. You must try this too. When the bill came out for the whole enormous meal we could not believe how reasonable the prices were relative to the quality of the dishes and the service. We were so happy we came here and this will be a meal that we remember forever.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed December 20, 2019

It's absolutely delightful to visit this place. The food, the service and the building itself make a sophisticated experience you need to live. Every dish has a surprise in it. The flavors literally explode in your mouth and the spicy very controlled. The environment very...sober and with a touch of elegance.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Helpful?1  
Reviewed November 11, 2019

The restaurant is located in a very nice building. The food is very good, with many mexican plates in a modern way ,and the service is good too.

Date of visit: November 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed November 11, 2019

I had been to the Cardenal in the city center, but not to this one in San Angel. It was a suggestion from a friend, so three friends went for a bit of a celebration. Literally every detail was spot on ... Between the three...of us, we had the chile ancho a la oaxaqueña, the tacos de setas al pastor, and the carne de puerco en chile morita. Each of the three was tasty, prepared exactly to the point that it needed to be cooked, and a neat adventure. I started with the fideo al chipotle, which was also great. We finished with the crepa de higo con queso, which was also great. In sum, this was spot on. The food was a nice adventure in fascinating Mexican cuisine, and the service was kind and attentive. I was impressed with every detail!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Helpful?1  
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Krystal Grand Suites Insurgentes
517 reviews
.32 miles away
Reforma Avenue Hotel
91 reviews
.70 miles away
Stara Boutique San Angel Inn
37 reviews
1.01 miles away
Suites Coben
4 reviews
1.07 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Cluny
390 reviews
.06 miles away
Central de Brazil
355 reviews
.07 miles away
Puerto Madero San Angel
184 reviews
.03 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
San Angel
879 reviews
.31 miles away
Plaza San Jacinto
191 reviews
.28 miles away
El Bazar Sabado
211 reviews
.30 miles away
Museo de El Carmen
21 reviews
.35 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
adtravel2018
March 24, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from msantillana77 | Reviewed this property |
I dont work in the restaurant But yes they serve fruit juices!
2
Votes
LidiaNas
January 23, 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Angie N | Reviewed this property |
Hola. En el que está en la calle de Palma, no hay reservaciones en fin de semana. Entre 9.30 y 10.30 es la hora critica, un buen tiempo de espera. Intenta en el de San Ángel, que es muy grande, te dejo lo números 5550.0293 y... More
0
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about El Cardenal San Ángel

El Cardenal San Ángel is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5