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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” (35 reviews)
“bread” (100 reviews)
“mole” (61 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 6:30 PMAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Calle Palma # 23 | Centro Historico, Entre 5 De Mayo y Francisco I, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

Es una delicia que disfrutamos cada vez que podemos. El trato amable, los olores, las tradiciones del buen comer mexicano. Ummmmm, fantastico todo. Despues de haber probado y disfrutado se puede comprar de sus moles, chocolates quesos..... A delight that we enjoy every time we...More

Thank Perla C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was hesitant about going here as the location was inside the Hilton hotel. Man was I wrong....what a great menu and fabulous food. The menu is extensive and the food great. Unlike me, don’t hesitate.

Thank lvpv
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having a breakfast or a meal at El Cardenal is an experience that can be traced back to Mexico from the last century to taste one of the best traditional Mexican-style cuisines.

Thank PatyPineda
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us has a really late lunch there. It's an incredibly good resturant with a very reasonable price. Great location and walking distance to The cathedral of Mexico. Definitely recommend it!

Thank shuyi m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have had the pleasure of eating at two El Cardenal restaurants in Mexico City and both have been a pleasure to eat at. The other one is in Palmas area of Polanco and is amazing for breakfasts. However, this review is for the Centro...More

Thank George D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast. Good sweets. Fresh baked crisp rolls. Much better than the average American roll. Excellent coffee. Scrambled eggs Mexican style were tasty. Hot sauce was a welcome adder. Good friendly service. Would eat there in a heartbeat again.

Thank psptcons
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a traditional mexican breakfast/lunch destination. You have to eat here at least one time if you ever visit. Lines are long and service is just ok but the food is terrific

Thank JuanCu70
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In town to attend a wedding we were directed to the original El Cardenal, by the bride, for a breakfast experience. From the first contact we were treated with respect and superb service. Known for their delicious Mexican hot chocolate, Dona Olivia, we ordered a...More

Thank Kathie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very good food, either for breakfast (try the chocolate) or lunch, this is a great place. There are other units in other places, but the one in downtown Mexico City is wonderful.

Thank fcz5
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is an old house in San Ángel, a very nice neighbourhood in the south of Mexico City. It serves typical Mexican food combined with modern dishes. They have special menus depending of the period of the year.

Thank Daniela T
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, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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