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“An Enchanting Evening” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cata Wine Restaurant

Cata Wine Restaurant
Boulevar Mijares Y Paseo Finisterra, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
624-142-0868
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Price range: $14 - $35
Cuisines: Italian, Mexican
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
“An Enchanting Evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We were also lucky to stumble upon this little restaurant on an evening with live music. The chef and owner, even the servers, were all so open and friendly. I asked for some salsa (hot sauce) and it turns out they make it themselves from the chilli plants growing in the restaurant! We had the italian menu and everyone was just "mm-ing" and "aah-ing" after ever bite. The bread is fresh, the wine is spectacular. I just have to recommend the Chilean wine called VillaGolf -Hole in One (I think it's a pinot noir). We can't find it in Canada, or even America, so we are just about to see if we can get it shipped in by special request. It is THAT good, and a stellar price in the restaurant. So, if you're feeling a bit worn out from the buffet at the resort or you just fancy a night out, walk to this darling place on your way into San Jose Old Town and treat yourself! The ambiance is quaint and could be very romantic!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Regina, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Go! Have the fish carpaccio!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We really liked this place. It is a romantic setting and the service is very good. We started with the carpaccio of fish - it was unbelievable - probably the best thing we ate in our week in San Jose - lime, oil, arbol peppers and fresh fantastic fish. I had the nopales stuffed with flank steak and it was excellent. My partner has a steak dish which he liked but it was a bit oily, The guacamole is delicious. I had a suprisingly good Mexican savignon blanc from Guadaloupe.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Parksville, Canada
1 review
“A memorable evening in every way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

My chance encounter with Misael, the owner of Cata Wine, was the start of an exceptional couple of days in Jose del Cabo, where he showed us some of the special places in the village where the local folks shop, used his Spanish language skills to help one of my party with a difficult situation, and then we met his amazing chef who made us a beautiful dinner we will long remember. This young man deserves accolades for going beyond the norm to make guests of his country, his home town and his delightful restaurant feel really special. Thank you, Misael - we will be back.
jonimckean from Oceanside, Vancouver Island.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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84 reviews 84 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Takes you to a romantic world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

I went on a night with live music (normally Saturday nights) and it made the evening! I made friends with the owner behind the bar (Misael- I've probably spelled it wrong)- he was great. Lively conversation and just a peaceful evening. The food and wine were very good.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Edmonton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Cata Wine muchos excellente!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Cata Wine rivals the best restaurants any where, in all the major cities I have been in around the world. Our party of 4 women, aptly named 'the travel bags', had the good fortune to meet Misael one day and he offered to take us on a tour the following day. He picked us up at the agreed upon time, took us to the Organic Market, the city market and an art gallery, where a friend of his is an artist. He even went out of his way to help me with a problem I had. I needed to return an item I had purchased at a store the day before that turned out to be defective. As my Spanish is limited to a handful of words, he not only drove us to the store but went in with me, explained the problem and had it resolved for me. Later that evening we had dinner at his restaurant and Carina, his chef presented us with freshly baked home made bread. The most difficult part of the evening was in deciding what to have. We all chose the Hawaian Shrinp. When it arrived at our table, we marvelled at the beauty of the dish; 6 HUGE shrimp, grilled and rolled in toasted coconut and topped with a delicious mango sauce! Also accompanied by rice and vegetables. I have never seen shrimp of this size and the taste was outstanding! We had trouble trying to finish the shrimp because we had also had a choice of either soup or salad to start. However Carina had outdone herself with this dish and we just had to eat the shrimp. So we left the rice and veggies and savoured the shrimp. If you only go out to eat once, make it Cata Wine!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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