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La Catarina

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Av. Morones Prieto 2525, Monterrey 64000, Mexico
83453340
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1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The cuisines of La Catarina can be described as 100% Mexican. It is a...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
I will visit again!

My local friends who know me well chose La Catarina for dinner and I owe them one. Living in Rhode Island, it won't be hard to repay the favor when they visit. The chef must be something of a locavore because there were several specials that seem to include locally sourced ingredients. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
BigE02882
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Narragansett, Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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143 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

My local friends who know me well chose La Catarina for dinner and I owe them one. Living in Rhode Island, it won't be hard to repay the favor when they visit. The chef must be something of a locavore because there were several specials that seem to include locally sourced ingredients. I achieved a culinary goal of trying the... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I went there with my family and the place looks great on the surface, but if you start looking closely the silverware (specially the steak knives), the Mexican plates (whit the "catarinas" on them) and other dinnerware were chipped and worn down, and the carpets looked horrible. I don't think this is acceptable in a "gourmet restaurant". The decor is... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great service , nice setting , parking lot , near san pedro. Had cow tongue really good! , fresh salsa prepared at your table , 70 avg per person drinks included (1 beer) no tip included. Recommended !

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Monterrey, Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

At la Catarina you can experience many of the different and delicious tastes of Mexican Food. It has a special Vegan Menu if you don't eat meat products. It has the best service and you can have prepared in front of you your very own salsa with many different ingredients, or just a traditional salsa made in the traditional way.... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

As a Mexican I've tasted a lot of different types o"Mexican" food. La.catarina has a lot of delicious dishes based on traditional food of different parts of Mexico. From Mole, to steaks, to Escamoles (ant eggs) all cooked in a sofisticated manner. Don't forget to ask them to make you a delicious salsa from scratch right next to your table.

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Mexico
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90 reviews 90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I like the food, a bit over priced, but definitely worth a visit. Not a fan of the ambiance or the location, though.

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London
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97 reviews 97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

salsa made fresh at the table, octopus starter that was cooked just right. Had the bean and cheese soup and Cabrito tamale. Soup was great, the deconstructed tamale less so, but still very good. Recommended

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San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It was the best choice to receive the new year. The food was very good, as always, and the service superb, our waiter was Ezequiel.

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Monterrey, Mexico
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

La Catarina is from the same owners as Pangea restaurant. They both have good service and great food. The only difference is that La Catarina offers Mexican food. The location is Mexican hacienda style. They have a very good menu. I recommend as appetizers: beef tacos. ensenada style shrimp tacos, cheese with "hoja santa" fideo tacos and cebiche. As a... More 

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México
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200 reviews 200 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is probably the best place for traditional Mexican food in Monterrey. The menu is very interesting. Food, drinks, desserts and coffee are very tasty. Service is very professional.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Morones Prieto 2525, Monterrey 64000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Northern Mexico  >  Nuevo Leon  >  Monterrey
  • Phone Number: 83453340

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?