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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” (31 reviews)
“bread” (100 reviews)
“mole” (63 reviews)
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8:00 am - 6:30 pmAll hours
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 yesterday via mobile

Mexican food done right, great in reviving the flavors of growing up in Mexico. Want to know what upper class Mexican families eat? Locals gathering place primarily but several locations close by, this is in Hilton's Juarez on the Alameda. Had Birria de Borrego, Carnitas...More

Thank Belina G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve eaten many times in their restaurant in Hilton on The Alameda and have never been disappointed. This was our first time in the original location. It was a very pleasant surprise to step out of MUNAL, the national art museum and to see El...More

Thank LostInSpace
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant (centrally located near Cinco de Mayo) came highly recommended by our Urban Adventures guide for quality & value. We waltzed in mid-afternoon but the place was full of people waiting patiently in chairs. I thought they were ordering takeaway but they were all...More

Thank Funambulator
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is classical mexican food (although a bit upscale). Delicious option. There are several locations but the CENTRO HISTORICO one is great because if you have a good morning breakfast on saturday or sunday, you can finish off with a great little stroll at the...More

Thank Hector M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

MAke sure you get here early, otherwise, you will wait for a long time. Breakfast is one of the most memorable mexican experiences and in this place you can try at is best. You will find whole families celebrating, or runners coming with a crowd...More

Thank KArla D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

indeed if you like the traditional mexican food, you have to go, this is a traditional restaurant both for mexican nationals and foreigners, expect a very good service along with a high quality of food

Thank CarloelPastoreto74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favourite spots in CDMX! There is something for everyone, for the vegetarian/vegan try the conchas with hot chocolate (made with water) the meatlovers can have the cesina and if you are starving have a full breakfast (chilaquiles, eggs and cesina!)...More

Thank Monoculoelegante
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy this place to have breakfast. In the colder mornings a hot chocolate with the delicious sweet bread is always a treat.

Thank 618gabrielah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff and amazing unique food. My favorite spot in Mexico City to dine. Can’t wait to return :)

Thank Samantha D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had to wait a bit for a table,but it was worth it. The food was authentic and the service friendly.

Thank moira1234567
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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24 October 2017|
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19 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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
  • E-mail
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