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Restaurante El Cardenal

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
San Angel
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Calle de La Paz No. 32 | San Angel, Mexico City 01000, Mexico
+52 55 5550 0293
08:00 - 18:30
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

An amazing place for having breakfast. The ambience is nice. The food is delicious some traditional Mexican dishes and some fusion dishes. Great value for breakfast.

Thank Pablo M
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This place has been open since I can remember, it is a sure bet if you're looking for something traditional and delicious. It is a great place for tourists that want to try genuine, and clean food. Also very good for business meetings. It is not cheap and sometimes there are ling waiting times, though. Ask for the escamoles. Yes,... More 

Thank Sebastian S
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29 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The place to Eat Mexican cuisine. I ate "lengua" and chalupitas with some Mexican tequila. They also offer very nice breakfast. It is a nice place for a business dinner.

Thank raul s
Groningen, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

After arriving in Mexico City, we had our first Mexican eating experience at El Cardinal. Great food, nice and very fast service, nice atmosphere. A bit crowded, but that was the time of the day. Deserts were quite simple on the presentation plate, but you can choose and when served it turns out to be OK.

Thank brdi
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stopped here for an early dinner on our way in from the airport. I'd never been before and was immediately awed by the beautiful setting and decor. This was at one time a private residence, our hosts told us, something which immediately set my imagination to work - what must it have been like to live in this glorious... More 

Thank James N
Mexico City, Mexico
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

On Avenida de La Paz a large you will find a lot of restaurant options, El Cardenal is always a sure bet for good traditional Mexican food with value. The restaurant is located in one of the old houses from de end of the 19th century the space are very nice and the service excellent

Thank MtcSpoor
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

A famous Mexican gourmet restaurant, it has many specialities, and follows the seasonal and traditional food, with hand made tortillas and green chill sauce made in stone mortar. The building echoes the conversations so it is very noisy. The staff is quite unfriendly and always seem to be in a hurry to get customers out.

Thank eleniux144
Mexico City, Mexico
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Mexican people ansiously wait september to taste "Chiles en Nogada" (tipical mexican food for this season). I'm fan of this food and I had tried in several restaurants, but recently I went to EL CARDENAL and waiter suggest it, recommending totally. Let me tell you that waiter was right. I can't believe the amazing and delicious flavour, are the best... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Cuality vrs price it's very good Breckast isn't one of the best in town If you like Mexican food, don't mis this place.

Thank Alvaro T
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This classic restaurant has a great menu with dishes from all over the country. The quality of the food is top-notch yet unpretentious. El Cardenal is located in a property which used to be a house. When you dine there you will feel at home, plus it is great value for money

Thank Rodrigo Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle de La Paz No. 32 | San Angel, Mexico City 01000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > San Angel
  • Neighbourhood: San Angel
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5550 0293

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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 when the San Jacinto Plaza and surroundings really shine as artists gather to exhibit a variety of arts and crafts, from paintings to clothing.
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