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Restaurante El Cardenal

El Cardenal

Mexican Restaurant and Latin American Restaurant$$$$
Downtown, Ciudad de México
  • Andy
    "meat falls off the bone and the mole"(46 Tips)
    Nathalie J.
    "El flan de queso mmmm !! Fideo seco (dry noodles) delicioso !! Y el agua de mamey"(10 Tips)
    Samantha R.
    "Pechuga de pollo rellena (stuffed chicken) de queso de cabra en mole coloradito 👌."(9 Tips)
    Eduardo D.
    "Las enchiladas (enchiladas) de requesón, las conchas, la nata y el chocolate!!!"(17 Tips)
799 Tips and reviews
  • breakfast food
  • Mexican food
  • family-friendly
  • cozy
  • authentic
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  • Gustavo S.
    Great place for traditional Mexican food. A must visit.
  • Laura Esther B.
    Really good service but I disliked my meal
  • Marisol G.
    Delicious mexican food! Breakfast favorite
  • Chad H.
    Chad HornerFebruary 25
    many great breakfast options, absolutely worth trying the hot chocolate
  • Brea S.
    Brea SimpsonDecember 8, 2017
    Go for breakfast!
  • Marco S.
    Marco SainzJune 9, 2017
    Food and service are awesome
  • Andy
    AndyApril 17, 2017
    prefer lunch over breakfast. the chicken leg with mole negro is cooked to perfection - the meat falls off the bone and the mole has a good kick to it
  • Andrea A.
    Andrea AlvaradoApril 13, 2017
    escamoles 😍
  • Megan M.
    Megan MastersApril 3, 2017
    Long waits to sit, good chicken. While I recognize this place has the hype, I'm not sure that the mole was much different from any other mole I've had.
  • Manish V.
    Manish VakilMarch 15, 2017
    Hot chocolate, coffee, fresh orange juice, pastries.. let me just say everything..
  • Gabriel B.
    Gabriel Bobadilla-CruzFebruary 11, 2017
    The food and the service is always awesome. A must when you visit Mexico's City historic center.
  • Nicole F.
    Nicole FranzenFebruary 4, 2017
    Classic Mexican restaurant, a must, three floors, always busy. Try Mexican hot chocolate, chilaquiles and the squash blossom omelette 👌🏻
  • Max W.
    Max WennekerJanuary 26, 2017
    Chilaquiles and any bread they give you. Incredible service. Worth the wait.
  • Elizabeth T.
    Elizabeth ToyJanuary 21, 2017
    Sweet cake, terrible coffee .
  • Zina A.
    Zina AlamJanuary 10, 2017
    amazing for brekkie
  • Amandine M.
    Amandine MeowOctober 17, 2016
    Amazing food. Very friendly staff.
  • Marcus D.
    Marcus DerenciusSeptember 17, 2016
    Amazing food.
  • Julia S.
    Julia SchweizerSeptember 2, 2016
    old, beautiful building close to Zocalo - either 9am for break or 1pm for lunch. no resys.
  • Parker D.
    Parker DayJuly 20, 2016
    Go for lunch and get the mole negro—chicken leg topped with a rich, thick dark mole sauce that's smokey, sweet, and slightly spicy. Make tacos out of it with the accompanying tortillas.
  • Bernardo J.
    Bernardo JassoJuly 6, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Mexican food you can pay. Excellent service. Crowds on weekends. Reserve or send one of the party to Cue. Fish&cactus soup. Escamoles & breakfast NATA y concha.
  • D e v r i m
    D e v r i mJune 6, 2016
    Enjoy the appetizers and the main courses with great service
  • Ram A.
    Try the vegeterian Zucchini blossom quesadillas and the lamb tacos.
  • Arturo V.
    Arturo VelazquezApril 24, 2016
    WiFi 2323232323
  • Ina L.
    Ina LiMarch 26, 2016
    Recommend: escamoles(must), shrimp tacos, and chicken thigh with mole(although personally I think they put too much sauce on top)
  • Jared Z.
    Jared ZimmermanJuly 10, 2015
    Amazing breakfast.
  • Jacobo G.
    Jacobo GómezJuly 8, 2015
    Extremely disappointed... Maybe I had high expectations but seriously... there's sooo many better options for breakfast in this city. Go to El Mayor instead if you want to stay in Centro histórico
  • Diego
    DiegoApril 19, 2015
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GlazkovApril 6, 2015
    They have the best appetizer ever, but in general their problem is that they are too popular. Chicken breast in mole was old, I mean mole is a great thing if you want to hide chicken's imperfections..
  • Twinkle D.
    Twinkle DenoyoDecember 29, 2014
    The best service. Came here to eat breakfast. Try hot chocolate and omelette!
  • Alturbo
    AlturboDecember 27, 2014
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah GautierNovember 16, 2014
    Fantastic food and service, great views over the Zocolo
  • patrick j.
    patrick jansenNovember 13, 2014
    Traditional building, well trained staff and the 3 starters we shared between the 2 of us for lunch were perfection. Traditional food, very well prepared and seasoned to taste the fresh products
  • Ruth K.
    Ruth KNovember 5, 2014
    Wi-Fi: 0987654321 very nice Mexican restaurant!
  • Headbanger
    HeadbangerOctober 11, 2014
    The best: Res con tuétano. (Foreign friendly)
  • hanii z.
    hanii zoachySeptember 28, 2014
    This is my second time at El Cardenal. Really love their hot chocolate and concha! Also arrachela is very nice!
  • Javi C.
    Javi CasadoSeptember 20, 2014
    Mmmmmm. Moooole
  • Boginya E.
    Boginya EnergiiSeptember 8, 2014
    The omelets are incredible. Also great service
  • Nena S.
    Nena StephensMarch 1, 2014
    Spicy salsa! Since you arrive you are greeted with a hot cup of cocoa and sweet bread. We ordered "gorditas" "huevos ahogados" and "huevo con cecina".
  • Tania Y.
    Tania YoloDecember 27, 2013
    Wifi password 0987654321
  • Ken G.
    Ken GilbergDecember 17, 2013
    If you go to one place in Mexico City, it should be El Cardenal. The breakfasts are legendary, especially the the hot chocolate and the"panes dulces" that put every other Mexican sweet bread to shame.
  • Eduardo
    EduardoNovember 16, 2013
    Something different? Try "escamoles" a delicious typical dish. With Tortilla and green salsa.
  • Rob C.
    Rob CSeptember 28, 2013
    Pastry in the beginning was very nice. Chocolate drink a little to watery for my liking. Great service.
  • GabyO
    GabyOJune 20, 2013
    Traditional Mexican Food / with some surprises. It's a classic having breakfast here.
  • Nick P.
    Nick PatrickJune 17, 2013
    Some of the best food in Mexico City. Excellent brunch spot.
  • 48 hrs A.
    48 hrs AzapMarch 13, 2013
    Consistently the Mexican restaurant in DF. You will find every great Mexican dish for breakfast or lunch. This is also a safe place to indulge in Mexican insect specialties. –Adam Calderon
  • E P.
    E PJanuary 12, 2013
    Order omelette with flor de calabaza and a Jugo verde and see god:)
  • Matilda H.
    Matilda HoDecember 19, 2012
    Ant eggs!!!
  • Heather H.
    Heather HartlingSeptember 9, 2012
    Have the Nido Cardenal for dessert.
  • Cris R.
    Cris R.B.1 week ago
    El pan dulce delicioso con un chocolatito caliente, desayuno o comida muy ricos
  • Omar G.
    Omar Gonzalez2 weeks ago
    Buen sabor y agradable el lugar, chocolate y pan, agua de mamey, debes esperar pero vale la pena
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