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“My first pick for business breakfast”
Review of El Cardenal

El Cardenal
Ranked #23 of 5,280 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $75
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed May 26, 2012

El Cardenal is very close to my office, my guests now that it is a great place and waiters know me pretty well, since I go at least once a week, 70% for breakfast serve.

Typical Mexican cousine, great traditional flavour, very good service at the expense of having to reserve in advance, at least 48 hours.

My picks, Menudo, Huevos Rancheros, hot chocolate, sweet bread and "nata".

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Reviewed April 28, 2012

Recently opened some branchs througout the city, it is the best mexican restaurant in the city. Whatever you order here is cooked on an traditional way giving you the taste of the real Mexico. The service is excellent except for the Hilton hotel branch, where they will make you feel out of scene if you are not a politician or an artist (I am not). Try the original house, a beautiful old home 2 blocks from the main square.

1  Thank pablo_aram
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

This restaurant has the BEST conchas in the world, i can honestly say i have tried so many and never one as good as these (bread for breakfast).

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Reviewed March 12, 2012

Breakfast are the BEST! The "conchas" are the most delightful thing in the world!!..

Thank monserrat c
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

The menu is expansive and a mix of classic and contemporary. Its prices are reasonable and not snobbish at all. Food is quality and the margaritas are the best we had in Mexico City.

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