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“You won't be disappointed!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante El Cardenal

Restaurante El Cardenal
Ranked #4 of 3,469 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Centro Historico
Jocotepec, Mexico
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“You won't be disappointed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

It's easy to understand why this Centro Historico restaurant has earned such a high rating on Trip Advisor - because everything from start to finish is absolutely perfect. It's a beautiful restaurant with excellent traditional Mexican food and outstanding service - at a very reasonable price. Don't miss the wonderful breakfasts and be sure to start with the freshly baked sweet rolls made in-house with "nata" (a type of whipped cream) and their delicious Mexican hot chocolate. We'll definitely be back on our next trip to Mexico City.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“A classic institution with some of the best traditional meals.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Always a meal here while in Mexico City. Great service, food, and experience. It also won't break the bank. Suggest going to the one near the Zocolo. El Cardenal just gets it and knows how to provide that wonderful Mexican hospitality without the attitude or pretense. You could almost point blindly at the menu and not be disappointed.

  • Visited November 2013
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“Can't beat this gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

This is a restaurant of true quality and integrity I love Mexican food and make it at home and this is a special experience! The service was exceptional and the food brilliant. Highly recommended

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

High end Mexican food and Mexican food with a twist. The menu is extensive and varied and the food was delicious. The service was great too. It's not the cheapest place but good value and well worth a visit.

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Milano
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207 reviews
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“A mexican breakfast in the heart of Mexico City”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

You are looking for a typical Mexican breakfast in the center of Mexico City, in the context of the true Mexican tradition? This historic restaurant is the right place.
Here in Mexico City, you can have breakfast at lunchtime... and this is what I have been invited to, in a place where, despite the modernity of the city, you can still experience true tradition: flavors and atmosphere. Very good, both the place and the dishes!

  • Visited October 2013
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