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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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“brunch” (37 reviews)
“bread” (115 reviews)
“mole” (71 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 yesterday via mobile

The food and atmosphere were awesome. It's totally worth going here just to sit by the stained glass windows and feel the culture of "Old Mexico." The service was CRAZY slow though. Other tables were having to help each other out in getting the waiter's...More

Thank RachieFace
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you want to be treated well, come here. The hot chocolate is traditional Mexican (meaning much more bitter than I'm used to). The menu had lots of choices, even thought the English menu was still somewhat hard to understand 😊 Everyone loved their meals.

Thank Bruce R
Reviewed 2 days ago

A classy venue for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Several locations. Excellent service. A place to go if you want to feel special. International cuisine.

Thank ronron007
Reviewed 2 days ago

its a great place to go!! you can taste Mexican flavors, I really love the architecture of the place

Thank _sha_schmidt5
Reviewed 6 days ago

This review is for the location inside the Hilton on Reforma. Several people have told us we should try this restaurant because it is "famous" in Mexico City. So, while staying at the hotel, we tried it both for lunch and again several days later...More

Thank Timothy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The architecture is beautiful, it is in an old building very well conserved, and the food is delicious, if you are planning to try for Mexican dishes. It is better to arrive early because usually is crowded.

Thank Jose Manuel L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated in the heart of the historic City of Mexico at Calle Palma # 23 Centro Historico, Entre 5 De Mayo y Francisco I Madero, you will find one of the best restaurants. You will be delighted with a starter called "Molcajete" which is made...More

Thank Eduardo M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Inheritor of a fame earned long time ago, El Cardenal became a trap for Mexican tourist looking to get a traditional food (in exchange for some hours of your time on the line). An average dishes will disappoint you after an excessive time to get...More

Thank JfzTitus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of Mexico City's finest. The food is exceptional, especially the chicken in green mole! They give you homemade guacamole on the house and it is incredible. Furthermore, this place has its own farm so all the meat is natural and delicious. We...More

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El cardenal not only provides wonderful real Mexican traditional high class cuisine, also brings up a very nice environment to enjoy your early morning breakfast

Thank BHMITraveler
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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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