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“The best place for an authentic Mexican breakfast”
Review of El Cardenal

El Cardenal
Ranked #9 of 4,752 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $75
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed August 7, 2012

The very best place for an authentic Mexican breakfast/brunch in Mexico City. Both the Palmas or downtown locations are great. Highly recommend the hot chocolate and Mexican danish as a starter (ask for the fig danish or "conchas", my personal favorites). Feel free to explore a variety of delicacies from pumpkin blossoms, huitlacoche, nopales and the endless variety of the Mexican cuisine. Get there early or be patient, as it is usually very crowded during the weekends. A good option for a business breakfast too.

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Reviewed July 24, 2012

An incredible variety on the menu, fast service and good location
Good plates and service, very nice desserts and appetizers

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Reviewed June 28, 2012

Really good food but overrated! Yes the service is good and the food is delicious and they bring a lot of the extras to your table including lots of bread and salsa and tortillas but the bottom line, it's a little on the overrated side! Don't get me wrong, good food and it seems it's the place to go but it's not spectacular. I however, can recommend to try the duck tacos, they are really good and the chicken that was stuffed with goat cheese and covered in a red sauce was good but not spectacular!

Thank mexicanamericanjimmy
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

Love this place. Breakfast is out of this world. Fresh bread and "pan dulce". Always freshly squeezed juice selection as well as the famous chocolate caliente.

Thank MateoEsmi
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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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