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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 2 days ago

Just a few blocks from our hotel was a very distinguished looking two story building that is home to El Cardenal. Out with the family after sightseeing and in a ravenous mood we decided to give it a try. You take an elevator up to...More

Thank Walter B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

the food is traditional Mexican, beautifully presented excellent quality and a wide variety. everything we have tried has been good. Service is also high quality. The restaurant is quite popular so be ready to wait for a table, especially at lunch time on weekends. Well...More

Thank Sarita K
Reviewed 5 days ago

My local friend took me here and at first i thought hmm, hotel's restaurant!. Well, it's a restaurant in the hotel but nothing to do with the location. Let's the food talk!. The first bite of traditional molcajete and fresh tortillas that they serve as...More

Thank queenym
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bit expensive the place, but the quality of the food very good. The sweet bread is excellent and the hot chocolate excellent. It is not recommendable to go with children, at least the one that is located in the street Palma of historical center.

Thank Dave J
Reviewed 1 week ago

El Caardenal is one of the most traditional fine breakfast experiences within the city. The bread and clotted cream are excellent.

Thank Marob004
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I strongly recommend this place. You get the assurance that the ingredients they use will have the highest standards of cleanliness and quality before they serve them and also the real flavors from mexico. The place is located near downtown.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The pastries they hand out are very good. I tried the ant eggs in scrambled eggs...nothing too special. Decent brunch place but not the best. Orange juice was very good though

Thank 1951merc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love it. Definitely we're coming here again next time in mexico city. Great food and nice atmosphere.

Thank DiegoT12345
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a city where people tend to eat late, it was a surprise to be the second last table there, especially as we were going to the Ballets Folkloric de México which started at 8.30. It was pouring outside so we were leaving it as...More

Thank RexFC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our meals at el Cardenal however, the moment we arrived we were offered a piece of pan dulce and nata. We believed these where on the house as they where offered to us prior to even choosing anything from the menu. Turns out...More

Thank jaimenyuli
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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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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10 December 2015|
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Response from michellelimon | Reviewed this property |
Try to book, via Tripadvisor
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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