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El Cardenal Restaurant and Hotel Gillow

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El Cardenal Restaurant and Hotel Gillow

Just got back from our first trip through Mexico City. Stayed at the Gillow Hotel near the historical center. Thought it was very reasonably priced at about $75 USD per night for two. Well located, very clean etc. Recommend. Did not eat there in the large cafe. However the real reason I'm posting is the El Cardenal Restaurant. It has about three floors, is very popular with lines out the door at certain times of the day, and serves high quality food for a reasonable price. About two blocks from the Gillow. They close about 6:30 pm and only do breakfast and lunch. Ate there 3 times in our two days passing through. Highly recommended.

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1. Re: El Cardenal Restaurant and Hotel Gillow

We also just returned from the DF and also recently ate at El Caredenal off the Zocalo. We also found it excellent. Great lunch, really goo dishes, friendly service. Highly recommended too. Their flan and arroz con leche were also just terrific.

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2. Re: El Cardenal Restaurant and Hotel Gillow

You will find branches of El Carenal inside the Hilton Alameda and at Paseo de las Palmas 215, very close to Polanco.

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3. Re: El Cardenal Restaurant and Hotel Gillow

We also had a great meal at El Bajio in Polanco. Excellent dishes. Will post a review. Overall we ate exceedingly well in Mexico City.

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4. Re: El Cardenal Restaurant and Hotel Gillow

El Bajio is becoming a favorite. In addition to the Polanco locaion (Campos Eliseos and Alejandro Dumas), there is a locaiton in the Reforma 222 shopping mall and inside the Sheraton Suites Santa Fe.

http://carnitaselbajio.com.mx/

Their web site lists some other locatoins.

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