• DistrictCentro Histórico
  • Reservation PolicyNo
  • Price Range$$
  • CuisineMexican

With multiple locations dotted across the city, El Cardenal is widely regarded as its quintessential breakfast spot. Though lunch is served as well (we recommend the oven-roasted veal breast, a house specialty), visitors typically flock here to start their morning with a traditional desayuno. The fresh-baked concha rolls and semisweet liquid chocolate (served in a pitcher) are raved about, as are the tortillas with egg, gorditas, enchiladas, and chilaquiles. Whatever you order, don’t forget to pair it with a dreamy dollop of nata, the Mexican rendition of clotted cream.

Other locations:
El Cardenal Alameda