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“Not typical tex mex” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Santa Catarina

Santa Catarina
1310 RR 620 South, Suite A4, Lakeway, TX
512-300-0946
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Ranked #1 of 39 Restaurants in Lakeway
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Phone 512.300.0946. Please add Santa Catarina restaurant to your listing. Santa Catarina is a unique boutique restaurant that serves interior mexican food.
Austin, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Not typical tex mex”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012 via mobile

As stated NOT tex-mex. Really well done interior/coastal Mexican food. Excellent service and presentation was top notch. Don't get me wrong, I like texmex but this kind of Mexican food is way better when it is done this well. All fresh and all very tasty.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Austin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good food but expected more”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

The reputation of the owners gave me high hopes on this place. I had a shrimp dish and my wife had a meat dish and they were fine but we haven't been back. I was told that they own the best Mexican restaurant in Austin so I was expecting that level of food.

Visited November 2011
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austin
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56 restaurant reviews
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159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
“Great Interior Mexican food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

This is not Tex-Mex (which I love) it is better. To get food this fresh, you have to go to Houston. Santa Catarina has outstanding food and service. I am reminded of the days I spent deep in Mexico and in the Yucatan. Although it is hard to get past any of the pork dishes, the seafood and rellenos are the best in Austin. I have also ordered almost all of the Botanas which cannot be touched by others in this town. Very well priced and well worth the drive to Lakeway.

  • Visited March 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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Lakeway, Texas
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“Very well prepared Mexican food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

I really like this restaurant. The food is good with some interesting dishes. The service is good and it has a nice atmosphere. Everything I've had here has been just a little different and better than most who serve this style of food.

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Austin, Texas
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“Great appitizers and non TexMex Mexican food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Interesting menu, great drinks and good service. Our favorite Mexican restaurant in Lakeway.

Visited February 2012
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