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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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“mole” (64 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Palma # 23 | Centro Historico, Entre 5 De Mayo y Francisco I, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I´ve been there for various occasions and I´m pleased with the food as well as with the quick service. If at any time you are waiting for your breakfast meal, I do suggest asking the waiter for a concha con nata and a cup of...More

Thank luisaQ4262GR
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to the location in the Hilton based on a friend's advice that the wait might be shorter there. We arrived at Saturday around noon and after a half hour we were seated. Service was friendly and attentive. Food was delicious. My wife's omelette...More

Thank Dak94402
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to try REAL Mexican food, this is one of your best options. I would recommend sharing some "entradas" so you get to try different plates. Don´t miss "escamoles" and "mole negro" Great service. This is also a great option for family breakfasts,...More

Thank _jdiazarciga
Reviewed 1 week ago

5p* El Cardenal Café One of the best places in historical center for breakfast 3 floors of eating space; efficient food service Make sure to start off with the hot chocolate and pan dulce (crème-filled ones) The whole place is spotless; the kitchen has stainless...More

Thank Rosquete
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, great service! Go for the natas. Sit upstairs where it's nice and quiet and it's a great break from the busy Zócalo.

Thank rfriis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a delicious authentic local Mexican flavors with reasonable pricing and great old fashion service and atmosphere. Our Hotel is Gran Hotel on the square and right around the corner from here. We have breakfast included with our stay, but we come here for...More

Thank drz888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down the best Mexican food I ever had and best restaurant I ate at while in Mexico City. Beware, they close early at 6:30 so you need to make sure you are there early.

Thank Alex L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The five restaurants of the Cardinal that I have attended for breakfast, lunch or dinner are excellent! The service is very good, they have enough staff in such a way that you just look up and a waiter is already asking you what you want....More

Thank manurayn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my favorite restaurant in Mexico City...Elegant, beautiful decor and incredible food.. The breakfast is sumptuous. They make their own pastries and a fabulous hot chocolate.. Then serve you a beautifully laid out dish of delicious Mexican cooking.. Lunch is also fantastic.. There are...More

Thank lindar2009
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had an excellent breakfast at this very traditional restaurant at Centro Histórico. I had a delicious huauzontle omelete. The service is perfect (thanks, Raul).

Thank MauricioBabilonia
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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: 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 Histórico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Histórico
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5521 8817
  • E-mail
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