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El Cardenal

Avenida Paseo de Las Palmas No. 215, Mexico City 11000, Mexico
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“bread” (30 reviews)
“mole” (20 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 6:30 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Avenida Paseo de Las Palmas No. 215, Mexico City 11000, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 304 reviews

Reviewed 25 April 2018

First lunch at Mexico City here. Good choice! Had the tacos barbacoa, the pollo mole poblano, and the pulpo adobado. The pulpo was so tender and delicious. The mole on the pollo was as expected: very good! And the tacos were excellent. Will definitely recommend...More

Thank G A
Reviewed 20 March 2018

I found the food to be exactly what you would expect, not wonderful, but, not awful somewhere in the middle. Service was prompt and good. Nice decor and easy to find location.

Thank dwt2000
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Had many morning breakfast meetings here. As in many Mexico City's restaurants, early morning (8 till 10) there are mainly gentlemen eating here, after 10, it changes to mainly women. After 10 tends to be more social, therefore noice increases much. Menu is the same...More

Thank armando v
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Food was excellent. We came just before closing time, yet got good attention. It was unpleasant to discover that prices (in the English menu) were not aligned with the actual price which caused inconvenience. However, all in all, it was very good experience

1  Thank Amots H
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

My family and I went for breakfast on a Saturday morning to the one located in Lomas, we arrived at 9:30, the restaurant opens 9:00, we were informed that there was a waiting list and the estimated waiting time was around 30 minutes, and the...More

1  Thank Lou Lou J
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

We went for the traditional breakfast that they are famous for. It was a weekday morning, not especially busy but service was very lackadaisical. We expected traditional Mexican hot chocolate because they make a big show of it at your table. Surprisingly it was much...More

1  Thank Karen L
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Long known for the quality of its food...El Cardenal lives up to its reputation. All ingredients come from the proprietor's own ranch... vegetables, meats, fruits...everything, that is, to the extent possible. Authentic, beautifully prepared and served with grace.

Thank saksma22
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

I had been looking for the original recipe of one of the most typical and seasonal dishes in Mexican cuisine: the Chile Nogada. El Cardenal has always been known for typical Mexican cuisine so I decided to try it there. It was a very good...More

Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Coming to Mexico City and not visiting El Cardenal should be considered a mortal sin. This place has been for decades the epitome of Mexican flavour and tradition. Even though I love the original branch downtown Mexico there are now many other scattered across the...More

Thank Guillermo M
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Open your mind for new flavors during the brakfast. Star with fresh juice, hot cup of coffee pice of mexican bread. Try something differnt than eggs. You can ask for enchiladas chilaquiles, enfrijoladas enjitomatadas evrything is an excellent choice, If you dont like spicy ask...More

Thank Alvaro G
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1 May 2016|
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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, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
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: 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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