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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%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“bread” (30 reviews)
“mole” (19 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Avenida Paseo de Las Palmas No. 215, Mexico City 11000, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Amots H
Reviewed 12 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

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

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 6 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 23 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
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Excelent option for breakfast or lunch. Moderate prices, excelent cuisine good ambiance Mexican cuisine

Thank Bronia N
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30 April 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
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  • 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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: 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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