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“Great Mexican Prehispanical food in a gorgeous nice ambience.”

Restaurante El Cardenal
Ranked #6 of 4,308 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin
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Good for: Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Centro Historico
Mexico City, Mexico
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great Mexican Prehispanical food in a gorgeous nice ambience.”
Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

Gusanos de Maguey, Ant eggs and delicious Mexican dishes like Chiles en Nogada, home made tortillas and awesome desserts. Sweet black coffe and traditional hot milk with chocolate and sweet bread.

  • Visited March 2014
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“Real Mexican cuisine, great!”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

The building is really worth the visit and the food, tbe best real Mexican food, you will not find better anywhere else. It is real Mexican Cuisine and of the best quality, nothing to do with Mex-Tex.
Try the Tacos de Canasta or Puntas de Filete. The Tostadas de Marlin also great.
Take into consideration that Mexicans begin lunch close to three in the afternoon, so if you get early you may find the place empty. This is normal in Mexico.

  • Visited January 2014
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“By far the best place to have breakfast in Mexico City”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Excellent food delicious hot chocolate with home baked typical Mexican breakfast pastries. Exquisite rolls too. Please make reservations since all of their venues are extremely popular. Very good service.

  • Visited January 2014
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“Best chocolate caliente!!!”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

One of the best and most consistent classical Mexican cuisine places in town. Make sure to have a chocolate caliente (hot chocolate) and a talla style fish.

  • Visited March 2014
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“Still very good food”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Hi, i have been to this restaurant several times and this i decided to write a review as i was there with friends, i suggested to go there and was not disappointed again. They serve first a molcajete with great green tomato sauce, fresh cheese and fresh made tortillas, their moles are spicy and good and not many restaurants serve Guanabana fresh water.The dried fideo soup is just gorgeous!, i would recommend this restaurant without a doubt.

  • Visited April 2014
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