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El Cardenal Alameda

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$$ - $$$
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Avenida Juarez 70 | inside the Hilton Hotel, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
+52 55186632
08:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:30
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really, really enjoyed this restaurant. Helpful staff, amazing selection of really different mexican food (ants eggs - escamoles! Surprisingly delicious!). It was also pretty reasonable and if you can get a table, I would definitely recommend going. They also had a fabulous pudding menu!

Thank Lucy W
Mexico City, Mexico
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is excellent and the friendly atmosphere makes you want to come back! It has a reproduction of a most famous painting of live at the turn of last century; you feel like going back in time to those days! Make a reservation since it gets crowded over the weekends!!

Thank Judi_54
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

For start, if you are planning breakfast on the weekend, you have to be there before 9:30, otherwise its going to be a long line waiting. Now, the wait is worthwile because all the dishes on the menu are great choices. I would start with a cup of hot chocolate with a "pan dulce" or sweet roll accompanied by a... More 

Thank Sergio R
San Luis Potosi
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love their breakfasts, you have to start with hot chocolate which is frothed table side. And some traditional Mexican pastries. Any item you may choose in the menu will leave you satisfied and you will have enjoyed a real Mexican traditional breakfast.

Thank RodrigoMex
Boston, Massachusetts
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127 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the best restaurant we tried in Mexico City. Since it is on the ground floor of the Hilton, you may feel it won't be that good but you would be wrong. The food was excellent and creative. We had ant eggs in tacos! Although the flavor was nothing special, the experience was fun. Everything was fabulous. Our waiter,... More 

Thank John B
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant provides a variety of choices for breakfast. It's hot chocolate and coffee is delicious! They also offer different types of bread and you can add nata. The restaurant provides Mexican traditional plates and they have a great presentation. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Bernardo S
Medellin, Colombia
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just finished Lunch and it was great. we ordered an appetizer and two plates. both were great and on top of that the service and the place was great too. My daughter enjoyed her lunch as well which is good because she is super picky.

Thank Mauricio1133
Toronto, Canada
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138 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The opening pages of the menu are a lesson in the history of Mexican cuisine. As you enter for breakfast you are delighted by the aroma of fresh baked goods. The doors open with a flourish to a small army of white aproned wait staff. Order a chocolate to start to get the full theatre of the experience. A wonderful... More 

Thank Ralph w
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a long day of travelling around the Zocalo, we stopped in here. We ordered many things off the menu and everything was incredible! only had a short wait. Great service, great atmosphere -- order one or two plates less than you think you want!

Thank ElleKeyfur
San Antonio, Texas
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256 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had arrived on a Wednes day, and were staying on Paseo de la Reforma. We had walked over to the Palacio de La Artes to but tickets to the Ballet Folklorico. We wanted to have our first dinner to be a nice one It was approaching late lunch early dinner. We checked out trip advisor and settled on the... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 28
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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: Avenida Juarez 70 | inside the Hilton Hotel, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Alameda
  • Neighbourhood: Alameda
  • Phone Number: +52 55186632

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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This beautiful park was once the playground for the wealthiest families in the colonial era, and is now the perfect place where locals and visitors can spend a sunny weekend afternoon to relax or shop for souvenirs at the market. Kids can run around or grab a bite of cotton candy while teens and adults wander around admiring the charming gardens and the sculptures that adorn it. Once the heat rises, it may be time to visit one of the many cozy restaurants or cafés with its characteristic art nouveau facades to cool down and call it a day.
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