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La Catarina

Av. Morones Prieto 2525, Monterrey 64000, Mexico
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Ranked #9 of 333 restaurants in Monterrey
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $100
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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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84% Recommend
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English first
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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727 reviews 727 reviews
618 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by this restaurant: the food, the service, the menu and the Tequila selection was outstanding. They even came and prepared your choice of “salsa” at the table side, nice touch! IMHO, one of my best restaurant experiences in Monterrey

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Los Osos, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on a surprisingly quiet Saturday night. The service, the atmosphere, the presentation of the food, and the creative food were all excellent. The prices were high for Mexico, but we got what we paid for. The fresh chips and salsa were augmented by the waiter when he made fresh salsa of ingredients we chose, in a... More

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