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Restaurante El Cardenal

Calle Palma # 23 | Centro Historico, Entre 5 De Mayo y Francisco I, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
+52 55 5521 8817
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (30 reviews)
“moles” (67 reviews)
“tortillas” (42 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Palma # 23 | Centro Historico, Entre 5 De Mayo y Francisco I, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Delicious and super traditional place for breakfast. It's a must if you are around this area. But if you want to avoid super long waiting lines (+1 hour), come before 9 am during the weekend. Make sure you order hot chocolate and "pan dulce" (bread,...More

Thank Jimena R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This chain of 4, maybe 5 restaurants is impressive. How can they cater to so many people every day with such high level of cuisine and impeccable service. Loved it and adopted it. Highly recommended.

Thank My-Ooops
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We usually always return to El Cardenal opposite the postal museum. This time however, it was quite a disappointment, the staff russhed ordering and tried to chose our food for us. The dishes are still wellprepared, but somehow now lacking that touch that lifted them...More

Thank Hampm57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Im a local in Mexico City and the closest one to home is located in Avenida de la Paz (there are two other Cardenals but for me this one is the nicest as they adapted a huge colonial style house in the San Angel neighborhood,...More

Thank Jlazocue
Reviewed 1 week ago

All the dishes we had were really excellent, with the chiles en nogada as the absolute specialty. The restaurant has very good wines and a great selection of mezcal. We certainly recommend this restaurant to lovers of authentic Mexican food.

Thank Herman S
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are several branches of these restaurants. Ambience varies, but not the food or prices. A go-to place for a good Mexican meal, staying away from the very traditional dishes AND from the nouveau cousins of fancy places. More of a fancy home cooking type...More

Thank rgalleg0
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with my family and the service was awful, the waiter took so long to bring the food and when finally he delivery it, it was cold and with no flavor at all. The price of the food is high for what you get.

Thank Mario Alberto C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a reservation but did not need it. I have no complaints. the service was excellent the food top notch. Numrous items on the menu make me want to go back and try them, I think will.

Thank CJ73198
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The waitstaff comes by w/a bread basket asking you to make a choice...so you do. Then they ask if you want coffee, chocolate, or juice. and if you want fruit. Then they ask for your breakfast choice. Then comes the bill and you're billed for...More

Thank Rachel Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy red tamales, enfrijoladas, pozole, cafe de olla (coffee with cinnamon and piloncillo), hot chocolate, "barril" beer: deli!! A must in Mexico City.

Thank TessyCisneros
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
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18 February 2017|
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Response from Rest_ElCardenal | Property representative |
Hello, Yes, we have a menu in English, but it's not available online. Please leave a message in the Contact option of our website, so we can send it to you. Kind regards.
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30 December 2016|
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Response from Rest_ElCardenal | Property representative |
Hello! As Saturdays and Sundays are busy days in the morning, breakfast time may extend until 1 p.m, although it normally ends at 12:30. Cheers!
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9 December 2015|
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Response from michellelimon | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 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
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Historico
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5521 8817
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