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Restaurante El Cardenal

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Centro Historico
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Calle Palma # 23 | Centro Historico, Entre 5 De Mayo y Francisco I, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
+52 55 5521 8817
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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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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the best experience of a traditional mexican breakfast with class and excellent taste. Beware of the line up as it is first come first served, Totally worth it. Nata con Bolillos calientes, Hot Chocolate with Pan Dulce, Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice and lots more!

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Thank Cesar V
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You have to ask for con has with Nata, and hot chocolate! Almost all the omelets are nice, but you have to get early because it's always busy

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Thank Carlos J
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Servicio excepcional, variedad de platillos auténticos y deliciosos. El lugar es una hermosa casa / Service is excelente, the variety of food is authentic with Mexican ingredients. Delicious. The place is a pretty and old house.

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Houston, Texas
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of those classic places that keep reinventing itself, with lots of options for every taste and great service. Flavors are discover in each plate and bread is a must. Beware of the crowed it is over the weekend and plan to arrive early to avoid the long wait, it is better if you are late to come... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whatever you ask, will be great. Kitchen is superb... service great... extensive menu for all kind of palates. You will love it!

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Thank Jorge_sainzmx
Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the best restaurants serving excellent Mexican food! It is a place where locals go for lunch, especially on week-ends. During the week people on business from the Presidency or the Ministry of Finance go there for lunch. It is definitely one of my favorite restaurants for excellent Mexican food.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

El Cardenal is one of the most classical mexican restaurants in Mexico. Tho one I prefer is in Palma Street which is the oldest. Good quality, and good prices. El pecho de ternera is very good.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been several times in this place, the food quality is good, Mexican fusion, the service is good and the location as well, it has been for long time a famous restaurant of the zone

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Mexico City, Mexico
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good food based on old Mexican recipes. Not tacos and not necessarily hot. Real high style cuisine. Bread and hot chocolate are excellent.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Delicious cuisine but go to breakfast at this place is an experience, I recommend you order a hot chocolate with NATAS, and eggs with LONGANIZA are spectacular.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, 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: Calle Palma # 23 | Centro Historico, Entre 5 De Mayo y Francisco I, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro Historico
  • Neighborhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5521 8817

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Staying in Centro Historico

Neighborhood Profile
Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.