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Restaurante El Cardenal

Av. de la Paz # 32 | Col. San Angel, Mexico City 01000, Mexico
+52 55 5550 0293
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bread” (14 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Av. de la Paz # 32 | Col. San Angel, Mexico City 01000, Mexico
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This is a great spot for genuine Mexican breakfast fare in San Ángel, one of the most interesting neighborhoods in DF. I had a delicious omelette and coffee.

Thank MauricioBabilonia
Reviewed 17 October 2017

If you´re in the San Angel area. Not much to complain about, though the wait for a table can be a half hour on peak days (Sat/Sun) and times (2-5:00). Excellent wait staff, knowledgeable about the menu. Wide range of Mexican-centered dishes, always surprising no...More

1  Thank Glenn R G
Reviewed 11 October 2017

They have hot fresh Mexican pan dulce and Nata with Bolillo( french bread) their Barbacoa is to die for. Everything has a great flavor except the enchiladas, those are not true enchiladas. They have great customer service and are very busy. It a great place...More

Thank solorio2016
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Great food, gracious atmosphere, excellent service and adequate location, makes this restaurant an option for a breakfast or dinner,

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

A name of tradition in the Restaurant industry. El Cardenal is a beautiful place with a vast Menu and variety, with the touch of Mexican seasoning. The breakfast -in my opinion- is the best in this area of the city. Consistently great flavors that bring...More

Thank adriochoa
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and her sister celebrated a friend's birthday choosing El Cardenal for the extraordinary food, very good service and ambiance. The fish and chicken "tallado a las brasas" both said were delicious as well as the "molcajete" with avocado, green sauce and cheese accompanied...More

Thank Julian G
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I heard El Cardenal was an institution, so I was very pleased when one of my friends from Mexico City invited me to breakfast. As soon as we walked in,the smell of freshly baked goods and coffee was everywhere. we sat down at a part...More

Thank FoodieELP
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Having visited the older three branches of this restaurant over the years, my recent meal in their San Angel location reaffirmed what I already knew: here you can get real Mexican food that is excellent and unique, but simple and unpretentious at the same time....More

Thank tomasoro
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Absolutely delicious authentic Mexican restaurant. Excellent service, they even charge your phone battery at your table if your cell phone's battery is low. The egg whites with nopales with a side tamal, was so delicious! Conchas with Nata was delicious. More locals go to this...More

Thank garciamarquez
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

They had a selection of flavored water that was almost juice and tasted really good. I had a steak and it was prepared perfectly. It tasted great and was very tender. Service was impeccable and very friendly. The only downside was the noise level.

Thank FlowingDesert
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
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25 March 2018|
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Response from msantillana77 | Reviewed this property |
I dont work in the restaurant But yes they serve fruit juices!
24 January 2018|
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Response from Angie N | Reviewed this property |
Hola. En el que está en la calle de Palma, no hay reservaciones en fin de semana. Entre 9.30 y 10.30 es la hora critica, un buen tiempo de espera. Intenta en el de San Ángel, que es muy grande, te dejo lo números 5550.0293 y... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, 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: Av. de la Paz # 32 | Col. San Angel, Mexico City 01000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > San Ángel
  • Neighbourhood: San Ángel
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5550 0293
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