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Restaurante El Cardenal

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Neighborhood:
San Angel
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Calle de La Paz No. 32 | San Angel, Mexico City 01000, Mexico
+52 55 5550 0293
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8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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MEXICO
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

aaa food, service and good prices in a very nice surroundings the mexican food is a must in this restaurant

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Thank JORGE523
Mexico City, Mexico
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A crowded place in a beautiful area of Mexico city, but a Mexican food place that worth it. To make your experience more ask to be sitting downstairs. Very vary menu but of course you need to be careful about the spicy food. During the weekend you need to be earlier if you don't want to wait to long; but... More 

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Thank Ale B
Mexico City, Mexico
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On previous occasions we had enjoyed an excellent meal at this restaurant. A few days ago we went with a couple of friends and we were disappointed by the quality of the food. The valet parking and the waiters are still very good. I would suggest not neglecting the quality of the food.

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Thank treyoli
Ciudad de México, México
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95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Every year it is a pleasure celebrating my wife's birthday with the superb food and care of this great restaurant. And our favorite cake.

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Thank LeColoniale
Mexico City, Mexico
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

El cardenal is my favorite lunch restaurant for business. The food and service are consistentlyngood , fresh and tasty. It is a classical visit for a great Mexican traditional lunch. The ambience is straight forward but the waiters and captains make it a great experience. Place to be seen and to meet friends. Enjoy it once on your visit to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2017

What can I say the reviews are true.The hot chocolate is delicious,the pastries amazing,the service great and the prices reasonable.All of this is set in a beautiful building as well.Highly recommended.

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Excellent food!! Go to have breakfast but you need to get there early as it is always packed and no reservations are allowed. Ask for the "concha" bread and for "chilaquiles!!

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Thank Ivonne R
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 reviews
Reviewed April 12, 2017

The food is really good, they have a wide variety of Mexican dishes. However, if spicy food doesn't agree with you, the menu becomes somewhat shortened as many things contain "chile." One of the best things about the place is that even as it is quite famous, the prices are reasonable and the quality of the food is fantastic.

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Thank cristinamenendez
Mexico City
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Inside an old early 20th century house, in the touristy area of San Angel, this restaurant is one of the most consistent in terms of mexican food. A very traditional place that started in Mexico City's historical center, is a favourite for families, specially Saturdays and Sundays. I don't rate with an excellent just because it doesn't have any surprises,... More 

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Thank Dinamiteroloco
Mexico City
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017

It´s a classic restaurant with a lot of delicious mexican dishes: escamoles (ant´s eggs); mole, etc) and a nice location for family reunions. Lovely place. After having breakfast or lunch you can take a walk nearby in San Angel or at San Jacinto church and square.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle de La Paz No. 32 | San Angel, Mexico City 01000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > San Angel
  • Neighborhood: San Angel
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5550 0293

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Staying in San Angel

Neighborhood Profile
San Angel
San Ángel is known for its artistic vibe and elegant details displayed throughout its streets, antique residences and haciendas where famous actors like Consuelo Velázquez, Capulina and other prominent families used to live and that have now been turned into beautiful galleries, cafés and restaurants. An array of cultural and artistic activities are organized in the neighborhood, but it is on Saturdays when the San Jacinto Plaza and surroundings really shine as artists gather to exhibit a variety of arts and crafts, from paintings to clothing.
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