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El Cardenal

Avenida Paseo de Las Palmas No. 215, Mexico City 11000, Mexico
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Avenida Paseo de Las Palmas No. 215, Mexico City 11000, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Long known for the quality of its food...El Cardenal lives up to its reputation. All ingredients come from the proprietor's own ranch... vegetables, meats, fruits...everything, that is, to the extent possible. Authentic, beautifully prepared and served with grace.

Thank saksma22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had been looking for the original recipe of one of the most typical and seasonal dishes in Mexican cuisine: the Chile Nogada. El Cardenal has always been known for typical Mexican cuisine so I decided to try it there. It was a very good...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Coming to Mexico City and not visiting El Cardenal should be considered a mortal sin. This place has been for decades the epitome of Mexican flavour and tradition. Even though I love the original branch downtown Mexico there are now many other scattered across the...More

Thank Guillermo M
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Open your mind for new flavors during the brakfast. Star with fresh juice, hot cup of coffee pice of mexican bread. Try something differnt than eggs. You can ask for enchiladas chilaquiles, enfrijoladas enjitomatadas evrything is an excellent choice, If you dont like spicy ask...More

Thank Alvaro G
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Excelent option for breakfast or lunch. Moderate prices, excelent cuisine good ambiance Mexican cuisine

Thank Bronia N
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Had lunch with the family. Ordered the Chile en Nogada. It was very good. Service was a bit slow due to the amount of customers. Food was very good.

Thank Alejandro V
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

There are two locations, one downtown and the other in Palmas, on the way to Bosques from downtown. I like them both. The place is really clean, awesome staff and the food is superb. This place is ideal for breakfast and business lunches. Will go...More

Thank celta r
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Breakfast at this place is ok !! Lunch isn't good, the quality of the food is so so, the service is not great. It is a place that because of the price, tends to look great, it is not. I recomend you go to countless...More

Thank Santiago M
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We travel to Mexico several times a year and always manage to eat breakfast at the El Cardenal at least once per visit. The house-baked pastries are right out of the oven fresh and the aroma of the baking goodies is irresistible. The menu is...More

1  Thank Marie-France S
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The food is good but nothing extraordinary at least for breakfast same you can find somewhere else, and you have to wait a lot and service is slow. Lunch an dinner are really good with very good Mexican food.

Thank seasonedvisitor
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Questions & Answers
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$75
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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: 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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