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El Cardenal

) #8 of 3,957 Restaurants in Mexico City $$ - $$$, Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
Avenida Paseo de Las Palmas No. 215, Mexico City 11000, Mexico
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“bread” (23 reviews)
“mole” (16 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Avenida Paseo de Las Palmas No. 215, Mexico City 11000, Mexico
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This is a must if you want to have an authentic old fashion but very tasty breakfast. Lunch is great too.

Thank Jose V
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Okay, to be fair, on the occasions I have eaten here - both times for breakfast - I have been accompanied by a lovely, warm and charming young lady. So perhaps my review is a bit skewed, but what the heck? Here goes... The breakfast...More

Thank HockeyDad95
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Attention was a little slow, but Food was ok. Horchata water, 3 milk desert and barbecue tacos were good as well, but "mole poblano" was spicy. Since its a turistic spot you should do Food without chile.

Thank Ciro P
Rest_ElCardenal, Representante de El Cardenal at El Cardenal, responded to this review

Thank you very much for leaving your comments after your visit on TA. We will them take into consideration; perhaps the "mole poblano" was spicier than it should be that day. Best wishes.

Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

El Cardenal, despite being a chain of restaurants, is a great place to eat. One of the best mexican food restaurants in town, for ages, which has managed to stay away from current fashion of Rock star chefs ramping up in mexico city. You can...More

1  Thank Guillermo A
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Probably the best restaurant in Mexico for genuine Mexican food! They are so good that they pack them in for lunch and then close for dinner!

Thank SwampChicken
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a very traditional place with a NUMBER of years of successful performance based on quality of food and service. The environment is quite friendly and relaxed. They have an excellent menu. Breakfast is a must and lunch is great.

Thank Edgardo M
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Enjoy a traditional Mexican breakfast, begining with a "Concha de vainilla" (daily baked sweet bread with a vanilla cover) followed by their famous "Huarache con carnitas" (Corn dough covered with cheese, a deliciouss green tomato sauce and fried pork meat chunks) or a deliciouss cheese...More

Thank FeBoMu
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Amazing service, great Cafe de Olla (traditional Mexican Coffee) and all round fantastic breakfast. I will definitely visit again the time I am in Mexico City! I recommend trying Mole Poblano and Escamoles. These are must try traditional dishes and prepare yourself for flavors you...More

Thank JoziToasty
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Ate lunch here with a group of 7. Food was absolutely delicious and service fantastic. Would definitely go back.

Thank 04onthego02
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This was our first meal in Mexico City, and, after 4 days of many great meals, the best. My slow-cooked lamb melted on the tongue. My husband's chicken mole was very moist and the mole delightful -- little more sweet than some I've had before....More

Thank museum-a-day
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I was at your restaurant a while ago. It was inside a hotel? is it Hilton or Sheraton? It was close to Centro Historico & Alameda. Can you give the exact address? Can I make reservations in advance? Thank you, Yvonne
1 May 2016|
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Response from GabCapis | Reviewed this property |
The Hotel is Sheraton (where the Alameda is), an besides Palma's, they are also located in San Ángel, Av. de la Paz Núm. 32, Col. San Ángel, D.F. pone 5550-0293 y 5616-6124.
Alejandra M
Tienen menú para Celiacos?
24 June 2016|
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Response from Rest_ElCardenal | Property representative |
Buenas tardes. No contamos con un menú pensado para celiacos como tal, pero sí puede encontrar platillos en el menú que contengan bajas cantidades de gluten y preguntar a su mesero por los ingredientes que contiene. Le... More
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Carolina Brito P
Tem espaço Kids? Para crianças brincarem?
16 March 2016|
Response from CarolineLima | Reviewed this property |
Não vi não... Vi crianças comendo de montão! Mas o restaurante vale muito a pena!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$75
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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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
  • E-mail