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El Cardenal

Avenida Paseo de Las Palmas No. 215, Mexico City 11000, Mexico
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“pan dulce” (7 reviews)
“mole poblano” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Avenida Paseo de Las Palmas No. 215, Mexico City 11000, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 290 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Marie-France S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This place is no joke. The best meal we had in CDMX and that says alot. Our server Orlando was polite, helpful and so kind. The carnitas Oaxacenas were extraordinary as a starter and than we both had different Moles that were so complex, delicious...More

Thank forcesoflight
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Mexican Haute Cuisine. Great for breakfast; superb for lunch. They are really good! Better make a reservation though. It is always packed.

Thank Jorge_sainzmx
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Expect to wait for a table if you don't come in early. The place is always packed for breakfast/brunch. The selection of Mexican pan dulce, or sweet bread, is amazing. It is fun to read the menu with creative names for amazing traditional dishes. Service...More

Thank BilingualTeacher_13
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

This is hands down the best restaurant for breakfast in Mexico City. The scene includes everything from local politicians, business people, and families. The warm, fresh out of the oven "pan dulce", is the best. Traditional Mexican breakfast dishes and excellent service. There is usually...More

Thank dlop1
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We visited this restaurant for lunch as it was close to our hotel (Zocalo Central) and we were glad that we did! The place was busy with locals, which is always a great sign. The decor and ambience was a plus and the service was...More

Thank KandTtravel
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This was our last evening in Mexico City and so happy we dined at El Cardenal. Friends recommended the barbacoa and it was AMAZING! Great location and felt very local and authentic. We walked off dinner by strolling the streets to the Palacio de Bellas...More

Thank DowntownDistrict
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Sure, I know there is a lot of other delicious and cheap places, but if you want to sit down in a nice environment,a/c and great service, this is the place! I highly recommend to order the hot chocolate, since its made the mexican way(cinnamon,...More

Thank Cristina F
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Great restaurant for mexican traditional dishes, like cabrito, mole, enchiladas, chile relleno, gorditas. Breakfast is amazing........diferent types of eggs, with chilaquiles, hot chocolate, sweet fresh baked bread. Bread is freshly baked, and it makes a difference. All dishes are great. Service is very nice, and...More

Thank diva c
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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, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, 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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