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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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Calle Palma # 23 | Centro Historico, Entre 5 De Mayo y Francisco I, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I don't normally repeated a restaurant three days in a row even at home, but this one is definitely worth it! I tried an early dinner (aka their lunch menu) at the Hilton's and two breakfast at the historic center branch - all are amazing!...More

Thank Wang S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This review is of El Cardenal Alameda. Even though the restaurant is inside a hotel, this is only one of a few branches of a chain of restaurants that remains faithful to its original one in Downtown Mexico City. You should make a reservation if...More

Thank INPRboston
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is like most classic restaurants, the setting is very nice and the food is good but not inspiring. I would recommend it but I wouldn’t go back.

Thank JamesJamieJaume
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there close to 2 and it was still breakfast time. I asked for lunch and they told me was not available but they did not say that lunch will start after 2 or offer me that option. in general food was ok. the...More

Thank Pethabmia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anything with chilorio here is a must, i fell in love with my country's cuisine after eating here. do come!

Thank roberon99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has grown on the locals and turists due to the quality of their tradicional mexican cuisine that is offered in a vast choices menu. Very reccomendable. Make a reservation because it is always full.

Thank Frank A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a 6 hour layover and went to El Cardenal for breakfast and had some of the best Huevos Rancheros ever. Also, the restaurant atmosphere is classy and the service was excellent. A real lifesaver on a long trip home from...More

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its a very traditional restaurant. The food is 100 per cent traditional and definitely a very good example of what mexican cousine has to offer. Sometimes is hard to get a place. Make reservation. My favorite is “cerdo con verdolagas” (pork with a traditional vegetable...More

Thank RamonaRita
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best Mexican restaurants, the menu is filoed with mexican food, here you can try Escamo,es, that is one of the best Mexican plates. The desserts are also magnificent, don’t forget to try the Ate de membrillo!! Fantastic

Thank davidlU6772CS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In this restaurant you can find the best Mexican traditional menu with finest creations, the chef here capture the natural and complex mixture and variety of Mexican ingredients, my favorite Mexican traditional restaurant and even for all members of my family

Thank feriverar
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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24 October 2017|
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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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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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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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