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Restaurante El Cardenal

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
San Angel
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Calle de La Paz No. 32 | San Angel, Mexico City 01000, Mexico
+52 55 5550 0293
08:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:30
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Id you are at Mexico City, specially at south I'll recommend you visit this place. It has a lot of mexican dishes that you will Love it. The quality of the food AND the service of the place makes the diference.

Thank Pedro L
Poza Rica, Mexico
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We mostly go for lunch and they do make reservations. Food is delicious, very mexican, regional food, with a very nice presentation. They have lovely fresh fruit wáter, like guanábana wáter, lemon and chia, and others depending on the season. Everything in the menu is very good. We´ve had tacos, fish, lamb, chicken, it´s all cooked with a mexican touch.... More 

Thank DianaN73
Mexico City, Mexico
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91 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurante is very well located, the menu is exquisite, we enjoy very fine old mexican food including warm ( gusano de maguey ), tuna water, good mezcal and tequila, mexican beans, good fish and meat w species, also very good service and typical local desserts and coffes

Thank ej0nss0n
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39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Breakfast was good, location is right and in particular the surroundings and the service was very pleasant. A great place for a business or family occasion.

Thank travel_advisor44
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Everything you ask for breakfast is great at "El Cardenal" great service and great prices are always present. Due to great meals if you get ther after 9 am you must wait for a 40 to 60 minutes to get a table

Thank Global_Citizen_1000
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

No entiendo a la gente que dice que es un poco caro, los precios son muy accesibles, el servicio excelente y la comida excelente. Desayunamos jugos naturales (no de Tetra Pak o de concentrados), torta de huevo con escamoles, omelette de flor de calabaza, chiles rellenos, bombas y bolillos con nata, chocolate caliente de barra (no Nesquick como en La... More 

Thank Dr_Malito
Mexico City, Mexico
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Located in one of the trendiest streets in Mexico City and at an old house beautifully restored with mahogany floors, El Cardenal offers their traditional menu. Although it is heavily used for business breakfast and lunch meetings, it is definitely family oriented. Please note that they do not serve dinner and that lunch is considered the main meal in Mexico.... More 

Thank Constantino D
Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

I usually tend to avoid restaurants that have several sites. Cardenal, however is an original, to the extent that almost all customers were mexicans! We started with an amazing choice of tequilas, followed by a fish ceviche, as good as any I ever had, My main plate was a steak that was cooked to perfection. My wife's fish was also... More 

Thank Cocolo47
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

This is a wonderful, traditional Mexican restaurant with large dining rooms fit for families. The vast menu is 100% traditional Mexican cuisine, and is meant to be a break from home cooking while keeping the flavors authentic to the Mexican palate. The atmosphere is casually elegant with great service. Mexicans can be loud and boisterous, so don't expect a subdued... More 

Thank mikeyg624
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

The restaurant is a place where you can have either a business breakfast or celebrate an anniversary. The service of the waiters is good such as the meals.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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 de La Paz No. 32 | San Angel, Mexico City 01000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > San Angel
  • Neighbourhood: San Angel
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5550 0293

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Staying in San Angel

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San Angel
San Ángel is known for its artistic vibe and elegant details displayed throughout its streets, antique residences and haciendas where famous actors like Consuelo Velázquez, Capulina and other prominent families used to live and that have now been turned into beautiful galleries, cafés and restaurants. An array of cultural and artistic activities are organized in the neighborhood, but it is on Saturdays when the San Jacinto Plaza and surroundings really shine as artists gather to exhibit a variety of arts and crafts, from paintings to clothing.
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