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“Fantastic Restaurant” 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
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Fantastic Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We decided to try Cata Wine Restaurant and are sure glad we did! The decor is very unique and romantic. The food is excellent and the Chef took the time to come and ask us if everything was to our liking and it sure was! I had the cannelloni and Caesar salad...very garlicky and delicious. My husband picked the sea bass and loved it. What impressed us the most was the service. Our waiter Gabriel was attentive and very professional and personable. We could not have asked for better service. During dinner we were entertained by a wonderful singer. The live music just made everything more perfect. We had the pleasure of meeting the owner Misael who treated us to a glass of wine. What a nice gesture! There is an extensive menu and something for everyone either Italian, Mexican or special of the day, We had a fantastic evening and delicious, well prepared food. We have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant. Enjoy!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 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
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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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
47 helpful votes 47 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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