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El Cardenal

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Avenida Paseo de Las Palmas No. 215, Mexico City 11000, Mexico
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The most amazing breakfast! The hot chocolate is unbeatable, it has the most intense chocolate flavour. Every dish we tried was delicious. Will definitely go there again.

Thank Katarina A
Davao City, Philippines
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The best chocolate drink! You can't stop drinking on just one cup. We ate at this restaurant for two days. I bought the cocoa tablets to try making it at home.

Thank Trisha N
seattle, wa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Omelette with Mole also comes with a tamale. Great place going back for dinner. Equivalent of 10usa. Great service too!!

Thank letshaveago
Mexico City, Mexico
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35 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

This is a must if you want to have an authentic old fashion but very tasty breakfast. Lunch is great too.

Thank Jose V
South Worcester County, MA
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2017

Okay, to be fair, on the occasions I have eaten here - both times for breakfast - I have been accompanied by a lovely, warm and charming young lady. So perhaps my review is a bit skewed, but what the heck? Here goes... The breakfast here is a real, full-blown meal. I like it because it holds me through until... More 

Thank HockeyDad95
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

Attention was a little slow, but Food was ok. Horchata water, 3 milk desert and barbecue tacos were good as well, but "mole poblano" was spicy. Since its a turistic spot you should do Food without chile.

Thank Ciro P
Rest_ElCardenal, Representante de El Cardenal at El Cardenal, responded to this review

Thank you very much for leaving your comments after your visit on TA. We will them take into consideration; perhaps the "mole poblano" was spicier than it should be that day. Best wishes. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

El Cardenal, despite being a chain of restaurants, is a great place to eat. One of the best mexican food restaurants in town, for ages, which has managed to stay away from current fashion of Rock star chefs ramping up in mexico city. You can even walk in without a reservation! It is classy but they understand that they are... More 

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Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Probably the best restaurant in Mexico for genuine Mexican food! They are so good that they pack them in for lunch and then close for dinner!

Thank SwampChicken
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110 reviews
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

This is a very traditional place with a NUMBER of years of successful performance based on quality of food and service. The environment is quite friendly and relaxed. They have an excellent menu. Breakfast is a must and lunch is great.

Thank Edgardo M
Mexico City, Mexico
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Enjoy a traditional Mexican breakfast, begining with a "Concha de vainilla" (daily baked sweet bread with a vanilla cover) followed by their famous "Huarache con carnitas" (Corn dough covered with cheese, a deliciouss green tomato sauce and fried pork meat chunks) or a deliciouss cheese "Quesadilla" (Tortilla filled with cheese)

Thank FeBoMu

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$20 - $75
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
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: 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?