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La Catarina

Av. Morones Prieto 2525, Monterrey 64000, Mexico
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Ranked #10 of 352 Restaurants in Monterrey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $25 - $100
Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: The cuisines of La Catarina can be described as 100% Mexican. It is a restaurant in which traditional recipes with strong Mexican roots are presented in a contemporary environment. The restaurant is an homage to Mexican cuisine. Los platillos de La Catarina se pueden describir como 100% mexicanos. Es un restaurante en el cual recetas tradicionales y totalmente arraigadas a sus origenes de Mexico central se presentan en un ambiente contemporaneo. Un homenaje a la cocina mexicana.
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Great location, ambiance ambiance and service. The starters are bite sized and perfect for sharing. And the best of all is the custom prepared salsa at your table with the traditional molcajete (pestle and mortar).

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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This is a must go restaurant to try if you're in vacations in Monterrey, also all the restaurants that Grupo Pangea include. Its a Mexican gourmet restaurant, don't forget to try the Salmon with tortilla chips in chipotle sauce, and the escamole tacos! It's an expensive place but, it is totally worth your money. Great Mexican atmosphere.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Great service and food (English text included); try the roasted crickets in the table-side made salsa

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Mexico City, Mexico
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went to La Catarina to celebrate my birthday, the restaurant decoration is better than the food. The overall experience was ok. We ordered some of the traditional arrachera, and asked for it to be cooked medium, and the 1st time they brought it, it was well done, the 2nd time it was rare, probably the chef was having a bad... More

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Monterrey, Mexico
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is the place if you want to try Mexican Cuisine at its best. Traditional Mexican dishes, fish, beef, pork, baby goat, etc. do not miss it.

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Oradea, Romania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This restaurant is perfect if you would like to get a taste of real traditional Mexican food (not the Tex-Mex kind of dishes). You can choose from traditional local dishes from various parts of Mexico (including baby goat which is very traditional to Monterrey). I tried a dish that had beef medallions placed on a thick tortilla, with grilled cactus,... More

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We were taken to La Caterina for lunch after a business meeting. Our host rated it as one of the best places to eat in Monterrey, and we weren't disappointed. Good selection of largely Mexican food (even some pre-hispanic dishes - although I wasn't brave enough for the grasshoppers). Nicely done starters and a plentiful supply of tortillas. I had... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We were a group of people in the reserved room and except for the sangrias and tequilas nothing exceptional, simple menu and regular food. The service was ok, but again nothing exceptional .

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Monterrey, Mexico
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82 reviews 82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Some people in Mexico use bodyguards. Most understand that bodyguards should be discreet and stay out of the way while doing their job. For those who don´t understand this, restaurants, clubs and other places where these guys may show up have policies to keep them OUT of the premises. Not in La Catarina. Our Sunday (Feb 2) family lunch became... More

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Lebanon, New Jersey
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803 reviews 803 reviews
690 restaurant reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Why do you go out to eat? For the experience, flavors you cannot duplicate, and to have someone wait on you [while you do not do the cooking]. This place hits on all marks. Service was excellent - never a wait, while never being all over you. We shared a sampling of apps - all excellent. For main I had... More

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