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Restaurante El Cardenal

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
San Angel
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Calle de La Paz No. 32 | San Angel, Mexico City 01000, Mexico
+52 55 5550 0293
08:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:30
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

This is a wonderful, traditional Mexican restaurant with large dining rooms fit for families. The vast menu is 100% traditional Mexican cuisine, and is meant to be a break from home cooking while keeping the flavors authentic to the Mexican palate. The atmosphere is casually elegant with great service. Mexicans can be loud and boisterous, so don't expect a subdued... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

The restaurant is a place where you can have either a business breakfast or celebrate an anniversary. The service of the waiters is good such as the meals.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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137 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

El Cardenal is one of those restaurants that ticks all boxes when you want to have a great meal. The quality of the food, the variety on the menu and the price range, are all compelling attributes of this restaurant. If you are looking for good traditional Mexican food, search no more, this place has it all

Thank Rafa_Dubai
Niskayuna, New York
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152 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

I have been to the El Cardenal in the historic center of Mexico City several times, but this was my first time trying the new branch in San Angel. I loved it! It is in an old building, but the decor is fresh and almost modern. White with pale cream walls. The service was superb. We had delicious food. I... More 

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Long Beach CA
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

We took a taxi from the Kehlo house to San Angel and specifically to go eat here. It was a short ride. First off, the restaurant appears to be in a converted mansion. It is clean and beautifully done. The food and service couldn't get any better. It was very flavorful. We had 2 appetizers, each had an entre, bottle... More 

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Park City, Utah
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Great authentic food. I loved that we were the only 'gringos' in the place. The ceviche was outstanding. I recommend the seafood dishes. Would go back!

Thank JulieShipman
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Traditional ambiance. I had a black sauce chicken with chili that ended my prejudice against chili and chocolate.

Thank Mariliasaca s
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

The food is very good, the service is great, the place is nice. Must try the hot chocolate. Amazing. Well worth the visit

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Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

Definetely one of the best places to experience Classic Mexican Food, they have all the old time dishes prepared the old fashion, excellent service and atmosphere, the staff at El Cardenal takes pride on their reputation and do their best to keep it that way. Their food is incredible, it is worth a visit with friends / family or business... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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185 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

Food was prepared to perfection! The appetizers were delicious! The sauces, the robalo fish, the soups were light and exquisite. Great service and beautiful place with the music of violins,

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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: Calle de La Paz No. 32 | San Angel, Mexico City 01000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > San Angel
  • Neighbourhood: San Angel
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5550 0293

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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San Angel
San Ángel is known for its artistic vibe and elegant details displayed throughout its streets, antique residences and haciendas where famous actors like Consuelo Velázquez, Capulina and other prominent families used to live and that have now been turned into beautiful galleries, cafés and restaurants. An array of cultural and artistic activities are organized in the neighborhood, but it is on Saturdays when the San Jacinto Plaza and surroundings really shine as artists gather to exhibit a variety of arts and crafts, from paintings to clothing.
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