We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Restaurante El Cardenal

Calle Palma # 23 | Centro Historico, Entre 5 De Mayo y Francisco I, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
+52 55 5521 8817
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (40 reviews)
“bread” (113 reviews)
“mole” (72 reviews)
Closed Now
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
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (5,199)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,275 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

El Cardenal Restaurant was really nice. Thier food was delicious. They serve some of the best margaritas.

Thank WillowTexas
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Veal so tender it literally melts in your mouth! Wonderful restaurant with a wide variety of offerings. Everything was excellent.The service is prompt and courteous with an English menu.

Thank Dawst
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food was amazing, my salad with Bibb lettuce, hearts of palm, olives and avocado was perfect. My son had the dish served during September to celebrate Independence Day .. Chiles en Nogada. His girlfriend had a meat dish with slices of potatoes and a...More

Thank LovesTravel0728
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An old school typical Mexican Restaurant, good service, although a little slow. Food is good, although not a “must” for me.

Thank Kathrynt15
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing to say about the service, but neither the food or the experience was worth the trip. I will definitely avoid this restaurant in the future. There are plenty of better options in Centro Historico.

Thank SynneG
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some may say it’s over rated but it is a classic. For breakfast or lunch try the chef specials and the local dishes. Don’t forget to ask for sweets bread (concha) and nata!

Thank Renee R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Authentic Mexican food through out. The salsa verde served with avocado slices and fresh cheese was very delicious. They have a good selection for vegetarians too. The enchiladas with pumpkin flowers, corn and cheese was the greatest.

Thank angieslist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our lunch here! The portions are generous, for two of us we shared only 3 appetizers for our lunch and it was plenty of food. We had the shrimp tacos, the beef tacos, and the quesadillas. Each dish was delicious.

Thank DCJimmy58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice restaurant. Great food. The octopus was excellent. Would recommend it. Friendly staff. Always remember to add a tip with your service

Thank Juan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a convenient and classy lunch spot opposite the amazing post office and next to the MUNAL art gallery. A good spot to sample the lunch tacos and salsas between sight seeing.

Thank Alex M
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 320 hotels in Mexico City
Hotel San Antonio
28 reviews
.03 km away
Hotel Washington
64 reviews
.05 km away
Hotel Canada
133 reviews
.06 km away
Hotel Rioja
83 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby Restaurants
El Balcon del Zocalo
1,497 reviews
.08 km away
Tacos de Canasta Los Especiales
268 reviews
.09 km away
Mumedi Cafe & Shop
212 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)
4,426 reviews
.31 km away
4,739 reviews
.26 km away
Sagrario Metropolitano
101 reviews
.30 km away
Museo Del Estanquillo
67 reviews
.12 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
5 October 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Jaime S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Helenjen. They DO offer takeout, what they don't offer is delivery. This means you can order takeout/to go, but you'll have to pick it up at the restaurant yourself.
11 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Rest_ElCardenal | Property representative |
Hello; please leave a message through the contact option of our website. Kind regards.
Google Translation
Julie O
14 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Rest_ElCardenal | Property representative |
Hello Julie; lunch starts normally around 1:30 p.m. At the moment we don't have chinicuiles because of a shortage. However, we do have "escamoles" (ant roe) and "maguey" plant worms, which we can serve for breakfast and for... More
Google Translation
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing