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“Excellent service, average food”

Restaurante El Cardenal
Ranked #6 of 4,243 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin
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Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Brunch, After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Centro Historico
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent service, average food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

The service was excellent we dined on the 3rd floor. I would recommend you go for the overall experience but the food is nothing to rave about. It is pretty average and in my opinion you can get better food elsewhere. The prices are not too bad. My family enjoyed the time here.

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“Great service, good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

I went there with some Mexican friends and the place itself looks very nice.
The food is very tasty and well served. Service was excellent, very attentive.
I would recommend their Platano con Cajeta dessert. It's SO yummy!!!

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Cancun, Mexico
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“Traditional mexican cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

This is one of the best places to eat traditional central Mexico cuisine. My parents live in the city and this is where I take them for a treat.

I particularly recommend breakfast time. All menu items are good and service is excellent except when crowded which is very often the case.

Reservations are a must.

Not to be missed

Visited December 2013
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“Great Mexican Prehispanical food in a gorgeous nice ambience.”
5 of 5 bubbles 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!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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