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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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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the most traditional restaurants in downtown, great service and extraordinary chilaquiles Verdes, but you will have to wait at least 30 minutes in line in order to be seated

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Thank Carlos J
Monterrey, Mexico
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268 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you come for breakfast or brunch, the questions isn´t if you´ll try the freshly baked sweet bread. It´s if you´ll like with or without milk skin. Waiters go back and forth with trays of fragrant bread out of the oven. They suggest hot chocolate to pair your bread, but I found it too thick and strong. The wide menu... More 

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Thank RicherTrips
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a lovely breakfast here. It gets pretty crowded so I recommend you go on the early side.

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Thank naokocondor2016
Mexico City, Mexico
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490 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of those restaurants that are simply a classic amongst mexico city "typical" restaurants that locals and foreigner go to. Breakfast here is usually attended by local business community and offers a selection of regional dishes and Mexican breads and pastries. Service is attentive. As a foreigner you must try this restaurant and put it in your breakfast... More 

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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was extremely lucky to visit this restaurant in September, the season for "Chiles en Nogada". Even though it comes with a very thick cream based sauce, they served the dish with all the sauces on the side. It was delicious! I also tried the huitlacoche tacos, one of the most delicate flavors I have ever had. There was a... More 

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Thank Sechevere
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service and great food! the food is traditional mexican, with high quality ingredients and nice recipes. Also the area is beautiful, only a few short blocks from El Zocalo. Thanks to all staff

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful service, excellent food and nice ambience, the only bad thing is that it is very full in the weekend mornings and they don't accept reservations on Sunday. Anyway, they will try to do their best to pass you fast, and when you will be eating you will not notice any hurry, so it will be a very good option... More 

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Thank EriMannoni
Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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Thank R S
Miami, Florida
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140 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 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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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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
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?