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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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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing service, great Cafe de Olla (traditional Mexican Coffee) and all round fantastic breakfast. I will definitely visit again the time I am in Mexico City! I recommend trying Mole Poblano and Escamoles. These are must try traditional dishes and prepare yourself for flavors you did not know existed. It was weird but great at the same time.

Thank JoziToasty
Westport, Ireland
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate lunch here with a group of 7. Food was absolutely delicious and service fantastic. Would definitely go back.

Thank 04onthego02
London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first meal in Mexico City, and, after 4 days of many great meals, the best. My slow-cooked lamb melted on the tongue. My husband's chicken mole was very moist and the mole delightful -- little more sweet than some I've had before. Our friend's seared tuna was a he best any of us had ever tasted. The... More 

Thank museum-a-day
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had to wait 1 hour to get a table. Definitely worth it!! Try the hot chocolate and the "Nata". It has delicious meals and desserts as well.

Thank Carla-Marcella
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant certainly belongs in the top 10 in Mexico City. We found this place more or less by accident, but were not disappointed. No table was immediately available, but we were seated in the entrance area with complementary fruits and water. After around 5 minutes a table became available and we were seated upstairs. As I have never tried... More 

Thank JakeHerp
Mexico City, Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my family's go to celebration spot. They have awesome real mexican food. Don't expect fake tacos, texmex or stuff. This food is made like the old grandmas used to. We rather go for lunch because its usually crowded for breakfast.

Thank Marcela G
Mexico City, Mexico
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91 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

A like this place, I use to have lunch there as often as I can because the good food, service and ambiance

Thank ej0nss0n
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

We went for breakfast, the chocolate wasn't as good as other times, the egg omelete tasted like it was cooked with old oil, the bolillos were burned, it was a little disapointing,

Thank S M
Vancouver Island, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

We had the taco appetizers as an early dinner. Just right. I loved the purse stands that are beside every table.

Thank prideaux
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

We had an excellent lunch here. A bit noisy but the food was wonderfully prepared & the service was good & unobtrusive.

Thank Boggio

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $75
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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?