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Restaurante El Cardenal

El Cardenal

Mexican Restaurant and Latin American Restaurant · Downtown
Palma 23, Centro Histórico, Ciudad de México (e/ 5 de Mayo y 16 de Septiembre), 06000 Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico
Closed until 8:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 8:00 AM–6:30 PM
  • Sun
    • 8:30 AM–6:30 PM
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Restaurante de cocina nacional popular, fundado en 1969/ Restaurant of national-popular cuisine, established in 1969.


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    Olin L.
    "La pechuga rellena de queso de cabra con mole (mole) está deliciosa."(34 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 👌."(6 Tips)
    Tere L.
    "Los chilaquiles con arrachera (hanger steak), una maravilla!!"(7 Tips)
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  • breakfast food
  • Mexican food
  • family-friendly
  • cozy
  • authentic
  • good for groups
  • mole
  • trendy
  • lively
  • good for dates
  • healthy food
  • fancy
  • enchiladas
  • quiet
  • dry noodles
  • chocolate
  • seafood
  • coffee
  • hanger steak
  • desserts
  • Arturo V.

    WiFi 2323232323

    Arturo Velazquez · 1 week ago
  • Ina L.

    Recommend: escamoles(must), shrimp tacos, and chicken thigh with mole(although personally I think they put too much sauce on top)

    Ina Li · March 26
  • Jared Z.

    Amazing breakfast.

    Jared Zimmerman · July 10, 2015
  • Jacobo G.

    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

    Jacobo Gómez · July 8, 2015
  • Diego


    Diego · April 19, 2015
  • Andrew G.

    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..

    Andrew Glazkov · April 6, 2015
  • Twinkle D.

    The best service. Came here to eat breakfast. Try hot chocolate and omelette!

    Twinkle Denoyo · December 29, 2014
  • Alturbo


    Alturbo · December 27, 2014
  • Sarah G.

    Fantastic food and service, great views over the Zocolo

    Sarah Gautier · November 16, 2014
  • patrick j.

    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

    patrick jansen · November 13, 2014
  • Ruth K.

    Wi-Fi: 0987654321 very nice Mexican restaurant!

    Ruth K · November 5, 2014
  • Headbanger

    The best: Res con tuétano. (Foreign friendly)

    Headbanger · October 11, 2014
  • hanii z.

    This is my second time at El Cardenal. Really love their hot chocolate and concha! Also arrachela is very nice!

    hanii zoachy · September 28, 2014
  • Javi C.

    Mmmmmm. Moooole

    Javi Casado · September 20, 2014
  • Boginya E.

    The omelets are incredible. Also great service

    Boginya Energii · September 8, 2014
  • Nena S.

    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".

    Nena Stephens · March 1, 2014
  • Tania Y.

    Wifi password 0987654321

    Tania Yolo · December 27, 2013
  • Ken G.

    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.

    Ken Gilberg · December 17, 2013
  • Eduardo

    Something different? Try "escamoles" a delicious typical dish. With Tortilla and green salsa.

    Eduardo · November 16, 2013
  • Rob C.

    Pastry in the beginning was very nice. Chocolate drink a little to watery for my liking. Great service.

    Rob C · September 28, 2013
  • GabyO

    Traditional Mexican Food / with some surprises. It's a classic having breakfast here.

    GabyO · June 20, 2013
  • Nick P.

    Some of the best food in Mexico City. Excellent brunch spot.

    Nick Patrick · June 17, 2013
  • 48 hrs A.

    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

    48 hrs Azap · March 13, 2013
  • E P.

    Order omelette with flor de calabaza and a Jugo verde and see god:)

    E P · January 12, 2013
  • Matilda H.

    Ant eggs!!!

    Matilda Ho · December 19, 2012
  • Heather H.

    Have the Nido Cardenal for dessert.

    Heather Hartling · September 9, 2012
  • Alberto A.

    Excelente lugar! Todo muy rico! Prueben la pechuga rellena de queso cabra en chile coloradito!

    Alberto Albarran · 1 hour ago
  • Monserrat M.

    Muy buena atención y rica los desayunos

    Monserrat Martinez · 1 day ago
  • Sergio A.

    Normalmente hay que esperar un rato, por lo que entre más temprano llegue mejor.

    Sergio Araya · 1 week ago
  • Rafael R.

    Excelente restaurante... Toda... Toda la comida espectacular inclusive lo que nunca imaginé que comería...

    Rafael Rodriguez · 2 weeks ago
  • Mila A.

    Los tacos de suadero son una delicia y qué decir de los chinicuhiles excelente.

    Mila Arnedo · 3 weeks ago
  • Antonio J.

    Todo está muy bueno, buen ambiente

    Antonio Jaramillo · 3 weeks ago
  • Roxana N.

    El pan recién hecho es una delicia 😋 (chocolatín)

    Roxana Noriega · April 4
  • camila

    chocolate caliente, pan dulce, jugos, enchiladas de requesón - buen servicio, bonito lugar 💘

    camila · March 31
  • Andrea G.

    Nata con un pan de dulce

    Andrea Galilea · March 31
  • Meyer

    Llegar temprano y con una barra de cereales en el estomago! Tardan aprox 1 hora en darte mesa en domingo! La comida y servicio bien como siempre!

    Meyer · March 30
  • Omar A.

    Excelentes huevos en salsa de chinicuil. Espectaculares

    Omar Avila · March 26
  • Tete R.

    El mole es el mejor

    Tete Rivera · March 26
  • Luis C L.

    Todo es delicioso. Las conchas con nata acompañadas de chocolate de molinillo. Y después una tortilla de huevo con escamoles.

    Luis C López · March 23
  • Lukela W.O

    Fui a desayunar y comprobé que es delicioso. El chocolate es maravilloso, el pan es poesía pura para el paladar, y las natas son exquisitas. El Cardenal ya vive en mi corazón.

    Lukela W.O · March 22
  • Arantxa

    El chocolate

    Arantxa · March 19
  • Jesus M.

    Pan con Natas mmmmm y el lugar excelente

    Jesus M. · March 18
  • Alaíde V.

    ¿Serán felices sus vaquitas?

    Alaíde Ventura · March 7
  • Arlette

    Recomiendo el lugar, la comida esta muy rica

    Arlette · March 5
  • Ale F.

    Lugar concurrido(reservar para no esperar tanto). El servicio de recepción grosero. En general servicio atento. La comida es buena, sin ser sorprendente. El chocolate: la especialidad de la casa.

    Ale Flores · March 5
  • Irma G.

    El chocolate caliente, la nata y el pan recién horneado son deliciosos ☺

    Irma Gorom · March 4
  • Mar M.

    Comida tradicional mexicana muy bien preparada. Puedes pedir el chocolate con leche deslactosada.

    Mar Mb · March 3
  • Capitán A.

    Maravilloso Esplendido

    Capitán Alat · February 23

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