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Catedral, Restaurante & Bar

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Vilgil & Morales | Colonia Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
951 516 3285
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 223
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    Very good
  • 22
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  • 6
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  • 4
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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
One of best meals we had in Oaxaca!

Very attentive staff and a lovely courtyard where we sat for dinner. Very high quality modern Mexican food. There are seven different moles - we had two, the Almendrado & the Manchamanteles, both superb. I've posted a picture of the mole section of the menu.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
SJ_Dutch
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Very attentive staff and a lovely courtyard where we sat for dinner. Very high quality modern Mexican food. There are seven different moles - we had two, the Almendrado & the Manchamanteles, both superb. I've posted a picture of the mole section of the menu.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We had our daughter's rehearsal dinner here at Catedral and let me tell you it was spectacular! The food is 5-star and the restaurant ambience is so warm and beautiful. Once it stopped raining, the roof was opened over our party and we could see the moon and the stars and flickering lights. And the guitar player keeps it festive... More 

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mexico
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Delicious place, been coming here for a couple of years, I would say its one of the best high end restaurants in Oaxaca. The service is excellent. The food is phenomenal! Don't leave Oaxaca without trying this place...

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San Rafael, California
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211 reviews 211 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We've been coming here since 2003 and it never fails to impress. The food is out of this world, the service is impeccable, the little courtyard room is very romantic and the live music they have is perfect. We've eaten many things here, but my favorite is the spare ribs in Chichilo mole and the Lechon, which is roasted to... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Superlative in every way. Service, food and ambiance are all great. Oaxacan cuisine with a somewhat modern twist. Best mole I have ever had.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Had lunch at Catedral... Excellent experience. I definitely recommend the Chapilines, the Mole, and the selection of sherbet at the end... Divine...very attentive and professional service...

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Northern VA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A charming, very nicely decorated restaurant in the heart of the historic section of Oaxaca. Wonderful food, excellent service, and fair prices. Soothing live music accompanies your evening. Reservation is important especially on weekends. Delicious meat, fish and mole choices. Enjoy great food and ambiance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Best food and best service in oaxaca (not just) we love the place the atmosphere and the music thank you so much and we will be back for sure in our next visit to oaxaca Ashraf & Thaira from Palestine

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North Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This place and its whole atmosphere is amazing. Good is great but why truly worth the experience is the whole "casona" (big house) as an architect of modern architecture I can tell and acknowledge when another kind of architecture of a different time is just awesome!

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Merida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This restaurant was the best dining experience I had in Oaxaca. Being vegan in Mexico is not easy and most servers don't even know what veganism is. When I asked if it was possible to prepare a special dinner for me, the attentive and professional staff listened intently to my list of "don'ts" and to my suggested ingredients, and then... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vilgil & Morales | Colonia Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: 951 516 3285

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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