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Restaurante El Cardenal

Av. de la Paz Num. 32 | Col. San Angel, Mexico City 01000, Mexico
+52 55 5550 0293
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fritas” (2 reviews)
“gorditas” (2 reviews)
“bread” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Av. de la Paz Num. 32 | Col. San Angel, Mexico City 01000, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you´re in the San Angel area. Not much to complain about, though the wait for a table can be a half hour on peak days (Sat/Sun) and times (2-5:00). Excellent wait staff, knowledgeable about the menu. Wide range of Mexican-centered dishes, always surprising no...More

Thank Glenn R G
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have hot fresh Mexican pan dulce and Nata with Bolillo( french bread) their Barbacoa is to die for. Everything has a great flavor except the enchiladas, those are not true enchiladas. They have great customer service and are very busy. It a great place...More

Thank solorio2016
Reviewed September 15, 2017

Great food, gracious atmosphere, excellent service and adequate location, makes this restaurant an option for a breakfast or dinner,

Thank Michael M
Reviewed September 6, 2017

A name of tradition in the Restaurant industry. El Cardenal is a beautiful place with a vast Menu and variety, with the touch of Mexican seasoning. The breakfast -in my opinion- is the best in this area of the city. Consistently great flavors that bring...More

Thank adriochoa
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

My wife and her sister celebrated a friend's birthday choosing El Cardenal for the extraordinary food, very good service and ambiance. The fish and chicken "tallado a las brasas" both said were delicious as well as the "molcajete" with avocado, green sauce and cheese accompanied...More

Thank Julian G
Reviewed July 14, 2017

I heard El Cardenal was an institution, so I was very pleased when one of my friends from Mexico City invited me to breakfast. As soon as we walked in,the smell of freshly baked goods and coffee was everywhere. we sat down at a part...More

Thank FoodieELP
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Having visited the older three branches of this restaurant over the years, my recent meal in their San Angel location reaffirmed what I already knew: here you can get real Mexican food that is excellent and unique, but simple and unpretentious at the same time....More

Thank tomasoro
Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely delicious authentic Mexican restaurant. Excellent service, they even charge your phone battery at your table if your cell phone's battery is low. The egg whites with nopales with a side tamal, was so delicious! Conchas with Nata was delicious. More locals go to this...More

Thank garciamarquez
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

They had a selection of flavored water that was almost juice and tasted really good. I had a steak and it was prepared perfectly. It tasted great and was very tender. Service was impeccable and very friendly. The only downside was the noise level.

Thank FlowingDesert
Reviewed June 2, 2017

I spent a few days in CDMX and heard that this restaurant was good. It was amazing, I can say this is the best Mexican restaurant I have ever gone to. The service was very good, the place was elegant and very decent, and the...More

Thank cedanielgu
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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. de la Paz Num. 32 | Col. 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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