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El Cardenal

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Avenida Paseo de Las Palmas No. 215, Mexico City 11000, Mexico
5226230402
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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 City, Mexico
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102 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

El Cardenal is always crowded, breakfast or lunch. Is a very noisy restaurant, and also hot on warm days in Mexico. Food is traditional mexican, with high quality ingredients and nice recipes. Nothing fancy, very run of the mill, but it satisfies.

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Miami, Florida
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a first for me although I've been to Mexico City countless times. The breakfast here caters to the business community and features a good selection of regional dishes, fresh seasonal juice and a variety of bread and pastries that ows nothing to the French. The service is very attentive and agile and I found this to be very... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great and simple ambiance in a very nice location, get the people to recommend to you the special dishes.

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Thank Rafamar
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Open only for breakfast and lunch. Always very busy. The food is great and the service is impeccable. Reasonably priced. Reservations recommended.

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In my lifetime I've been in hundreds of Mexican food restaurants all over the world. Still, El Cardenal is always in my top 3 and must-visit places while in Mexico City. They also have another location that is as super as this one. My favorite are the breakfasts or almuerzos (late lunch) it features one of finest and varied menus... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a typical restaurant, food is good but not so delicious as expected. The service is also good but a little slow.

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Thank AngeliqueV1
Mexico City, Mexico
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93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this restaurant is very good I´ve been there many times mainly for breakfast and just a couple of times for lunch. but every time is very good. Service is excellent. they bake their own bread and pastries. Try the very famous Hot chocolate grandma´s recipe.

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DF, Mexico
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent breakfast choices. Fresh made bread and great services. Food is really good and different from every day meals.

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Thank Mario K
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I arrived per a friend recommendation, I have to wait about 40 minutes but no problem when you finish your meal...great service and great food, try chocolate with bread (home made), fresh and tasty!, algo my Egg Tortilla wih escamoles was great! This is a must to visit at CDMX. Thanks to all staff for your effort to keep your... More 

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mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything is good in El Cardenal. From cactus and fish soup to 3 leches cake with caramel. Impeccable service and reasonable prices. Like eating at home. A must for tourist and a luck for local for having it here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $75
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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: Avenida Paseo de Las Palmas No. 215, Mexico City 11000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: 5226230402

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?