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El Cardenal

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$$ - $$$
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Avenida Paseo de Las Palmas No. 215, Mexico City 11000, Mexico
08:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:30
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Paris, France
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Traditional, nice and tasty. A great place to have typical food in Mexico City. I strongly recommend to have some café and bread.

Thank BerisTravel
Mexico City, Mexico
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I've been to this restaurante I feel transported to a previous century. The building is a piece of art and so is the food they serve: traditional Mexican food with no hurry in its preparation and in a lovely ambience.

Thank juszubieta
Punta Negra
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91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic breakfast spot. Have been here twice and both time service was excellent, meals were fantastic and the ambience is great.

Thank SabalBeach
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite nice. Beautiful. Attentive staff. Delicious food. Fantastic location, near the Palacio de la Bellas Artes, on the way to Zocalo.

Thank Craig W
Veracruz, Mexico
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to have breakfast and taste all traditional dishes from México city region. You need to go early or you have to wait to get a table.

Thank mayito_loaiza
Los Angeles
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210 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were actually taken here by mistake, because we wanted to go to the original El Cardenal, but the driver didn’t know that there were more than one. We had no time to go anywhere else. No problema. This was an upscaled, business-oriented, super efficient and endowed with great service restaurant. This place has an excellent breakfast, with no reservations,... More 

Thank rohbogen
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Un lugar donde se puede disfrutar de una deliciosa comida mexicana, servicio impecable. Perfecto para llevar visitas extranjeras/ A place where you can enjoy delicious Mexican food, impeccable service. Perfect for carrying foreign visits

1 Thank Yam H
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Worth the wait. i am not one for waiting. wait. it will be worth it. Fresh Pan Dulce Fresh Hot Coco/coffee & choice of fresh juices (this is all within of 1 min of being seated) i went there on a Tuesday and the wait was about an hour. i would have waited 2. lets put it like that. if... More 

1 Thank Ttmac21
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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most traditional restaurants in downtown, great service and extraordinary chilaquiles Verdes, but you will have to wait at least 30 minutes in line in order to be seated

1 Thank Carlos J
Monterrey, Mexico
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276 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

If you come for breakfast or brunch, the questions isn´t if you´ll try the freshly baked sweet bread. It´s if you´ll like with or without milk skin. Waiters go back and forth with trays of fragrant bread out of the oven. They suggest hot chocolate to pair your bread, but I found it too thick and strong. The wide menu... More 

1 Thank RicherTrips

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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
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 75
Mexican, Latin
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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: Avenida Paseo de Las Palmas No. 215, Mexico City 11000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: 5226230402

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?