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Restaurante El Cardenal

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Centro Historico
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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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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food, service, and atmosphere was very good. We were actually presently surprised by how very nice everything was. You will not be disappointed.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So why 4 instead of 5 for my review. This is a great place for breakfast and brunch and to try the local twist on how Mexicans do it. It is very good and one must try it once. But seeing how it's at the top of the reviews and shoulder to shoulder so other restaurants deserving of Michelin stars... More 

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Thank travelfanmty
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want to taste REAL Mexican food this restaurant is a Must!!! Having so many options of savory & tasty food... but also keep in mind how spicy & hot you can deal on some dishes!!! Perfect location for breakfast or lunch! During the morning please taste the bread... Amazing!!

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Thank Luis V
Mexico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are mexicans and this restaurant has the exact traditional taste in whatever you choose, the hot chocolate is unique and the home made sweet bread is fantastic, the best white conchas in the world !

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Thank Sammjos
Mexico City, Mexico
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excelent for breakfast, hot bread, hot chocolate or coffee, several options in menu. Specially nice the one in San Angel (Avenida de la Paz), but crowded. Not so good for lunch

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Mexico City, Mexico
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everytime I visit El Cardenal restaurant I leave very happy and wanting to return for more. It has authentic high mexican food, that is not pretencious and portions are right (I hate new restaurants where you eat tiny delicious portions) very flavorfull food with good service. The decour is quite nice, it has an old fashioned style but is very... More 

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Thank Therandomnickname
Mexico City, Mexico
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for breakfast for my grandmas bday and my brother got a feber stomach infection by eating a barbacoa dish. Price should be enough to get decent good quality and cleaness in the place. Flavor of the rest of the food was just alright.

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Thank Maria Angeles I
Ciudad De Mexico
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We live in Mexico and this is one of our favourite Mexican food restaurants. Food and service are excellent. Prices are fair since you are getting best quality Location is also very convenient right in the heart of Mexico City

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Thank 796arturoo
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Taste and flavour like a real traditional Mexican food, excellent service every time I make a stop in there.

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San Diego, California
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came with my wife and a friend just at opening time, just a great and perfect breakfast! I can now say I recommend this place!

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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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: 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.