dusk near Cuernavaca

dusk near Cuernavaca

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Back to "El Cardenal"

I wrote that we had a somewhat disappointing dining experience at "Fonda Mayora" last Saturday.  On Sunday when Alejandro and I were downtown we went to one of our tried and true favorites "El Cardenal".  Once again we enjoyed an excellent meal.

We both started with a cream of "poblano" with corn.

As a main course, Alejandro had lamb "al pastor"... the meat was prepared with onions, chiles, and pineapple.

I had chicken breast stuffed with spinach and covered with a goat cheese sauce.

Alejandro is hamming it up over his dessert of a crepe filled with plantains and covered with "cajeta", Mexican caramel.  We also had "café de olla", traditional Mexican coffee flavored with cinnamon and brown sugar and served in clay pots.

I had "tres leches" cake... a decadently delicious cake soaked in evaporated milk, condensed milk and heavy cream.

A delicious meal at a restaurant known for its traditional Mexican cuisine!


  1. I'd love to see Aleckz get ahold of the cake you had at Peppers!

    1. I don't think I told you about the time he was visiting Ohio, and we went to Bucca de Beppo with a couple friends. We ordered cake and the one slice was so big that it was more than enough for all four of us!