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“Authentic Mexican Food in downtown Mexico City”

Restaurante El Cardenal
Ranked #7 of 4,752 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Centro Historico
Reviewed July 9, 2013

I have been here for breakfast and lunch. It is always busy and you have to wait on line if you are late, but they offer fresh coffee and juice while you are waiting. You have to try hot chocolate with mexican pastry. They offer season specials. If you want to try authentic mexican quality food this is the place. I just love this place.

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

My friend and I ate lunch there today. We really dove into debauchery and loved every morsel! I recommend going for the second floor dining area. The margaritas were great, so was the Mexican white wine by the glass. For dessert we had a chocolate cake that ranked as some of the best in the world for taste (though it looked average). The abolone ceviche was stellar!

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

The service, location, ambient, etc. are very good, perfect for breakfast or luch. The food is traditional mexican. They have certain dishes that are only by the season like escamoles, maguey worms (they are great, maybe not in the looks but in the taste!), or "chiles en nogada". Everything is great!

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

If you decide to treat yourself, don't miss this place....and if want to taste an unforgettable dish, try "chile relleno a la oaxaqueña", I've been there so many times, and never have been disappointed, you won't. Its a really worth experience. You not only won't regret it, but also would want to come again.

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Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Best restaurant in Centro Historico. Reminds me of Balthazar in Soho with its old-fashioned setting and service. Unlike many restaurants in the historic district that cater to tourists, the items on the Spanish and English menus are the same. The food is not pricey. Highly recommended.

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