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El Cardenal Alameda

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Avenida Juarez 70 | inside the Hilton Hotel, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
+52 55186632
08:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:30
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San Antonio, Texas
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256 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had arrived on a Wednes day, and were staying on Paseo de la Reforma. We had walked over to the Palacio de La Artes to but tickets to the Ballet Folklorico. We wanted to have our first dinner to be a nice one It was approaching late lunch early dinner. We checked out trip advisor and settled on the... More 

Thank Rick-Rozzi
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found this restaurant on TripAdvisor, where it's placed as #3 in Mexico City. Overall, it was OK experience, but definitely not the experience you expect from such a highly ranked place. We ordered salad with lettuce, fruits, nuts and feta, which was the most tasty choice. Other our choices as tacos and lamb was far below average.service was great... More 

Thank Stanislav M
Rest_ElCardenal, Representante de El Cardenal at El Cardenal Alameda, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for leaving a review about your visit on TA. We regret that the lamb tacos were so disappointing and so we will check over them. Kind regards. More 

Santiago, Chile
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Is a nice restaurant , not fancy but very good food , on weekends you should have reservations if you don't want to wait , the food is very good , as a starter you should asked cheese in molcajete , with a green sauce , you can take it with a tequila shoot of don julio 70 years ,... More 

Thank Patricia B
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In Mexico City, true locals, living life fully, know that restaurants can deliver it all... food - design - location and the opportunity for people watching. Our friend and guide - Mauro Calderon - a well regarded classically trained opera tenor, and recorded in many forms including duets and ranchero styles has also developed his artistic senses when it comes... More 

Thank Jim Jaime E
Mexico City, Mexico
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357 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Had lunch yesterday at El Cardenal and found it to be very good. We tried the "escamoles" ant larvae in a butter with Epazote mix, delicious although quite heavy on the stomach. We followed the finger food with some duck tacos and a rare dish, a "Mixiote" of Maguey Flowers with Escamoles, wonderful but also quite heavy. I finished with... More 

Thank aphillips61
SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This restaurant is located just infront one of the most popular and old parks in mexico city, the park was re-done a few years ago, close to the most historical buildings of the city. The food is excellent, try the corn soup, very different bot good, also enchiladas coloraditas, tortilla filled with meat the chile is not hot, you have... More 

Thank Consuelo B
Cancun, Mexico
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Highly recommended as the best Mexican food. Decent on the better side, excellent flavors and good presentation, kind service.I guess my expectations were a tad different, more towards the latest avant garde Mexican restaurants.

Thank pwinkler
The Nutmeg State
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136 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This place is for foodies. Great menu and different flavors. Went there twice and was not disappointed at all. Ordered different things, and was very tasty, very well prepared, excellent service, and quality/quantity was excellent.

Thank Sindbad2007
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We stop by here on our way to Bellas Artes, and it was truly delicious. The place is nice and the service excellent, the prices are affordable. They welcomed us with some sweet bread and artesanal chocolate. We will definitely recommend it.

Thank chimerock8
Toluca, Mexico
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314 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This branch of the Cardenal restaurants, located inside the Hilton, is one of the best breakfast options in the city. We arrived at 10am on a Sunday and waited about 45 minutes for a table, but the time in the lobby passed quickly as they offer free coffee and the people watching is good. Unlike most restaurants the staff are... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$28
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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 Juarez 70 | inside the Hilton Hotel, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Alameda
  • Neighbourhood: Alameda
  • Phone Number: +52 55186632

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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This beautiful park was once the playground for the wealthiest families in the colonial era, and is now the perfect place where locals and visitors can spend a sunny weekend afternoon to relax or shop for souvenirs at the market. Kids can run around or grab a bite of cotton candy while teens and adults wander around admiring the charming gardens and the sculptures that adorn it. Once the heat rises, it may be time to visit one of the many cozy restaurants or cafés with its characteristic art nouveau facades to cool down and call it a day.
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