El Cardenal

Top 1% of restaurants in Mexico City
8 / 10

7 expert reviews

“A favored hangout for Mexican politicians and TV actors---as well as big families---El Cardenal serves well prepared renditions of time-honored Mexican dishes.”

– Gayot

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
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"Possibly the finest place in town for a traditional meal, El Cardenal occupies three floors of a Parisian-style mansion and has a pianist playing sweetly in the background." Full review
DK Eyewitness DK Eyewitness
"El Cardenal’s stately appearance, with cloth covered tables and refined atmosphere, is foil for reasonable prices, and pre-Hispanic food specialties, as well as just plain good home cooking."
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"When a restaurant has trademarked their hot chocolate, you know it’s a place where you’ll enjoy a memorable breakfast." Full review
Tasting Table Tasting Table
"This tourist trap is worth the wait for its classic Mexican breakfasts of conchas, natas and hot chocolate served on starched white tablecloths." Full review
The Infatuation The Infatuation
"This place serves arguably the best breakfast in the city, in the midst of Centro Historico, a block away from el Zocalo." Full review
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