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Catedral Restaurante & Bar

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Calle Manuel Garcia Vigil 105 | Colonia Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Wed - Mon 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was the most expensive dinner of my stay in Mexico (750 pesos in two) but definitely worth it. The location is wonderful, since you would eat in a wonderful patio within the restaurant. The service is also perfect and the waiter was really kind, providing us a taste of some food we have not taste before (such as the... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I ordered a chocolate with agua, and sat by the lovely fountain in the courtyard: what a divine experience. The chocolate came with sweet bread and the atmosphere was very serene and relaxed. A perfect place for a moment of calm after the market. Highly recommended.

Thank Esthersnippe
New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food here was first class. Incredible flavors. Reasonably priced for exceptional food. The ambiance is very comfortable and there was soft guitar playing and it added to the pleasnt atmosphere. I highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank MetsNYC
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant great ambiance and great Oaxacan meal! Must come when in town. Order the Lechón! Everything we ordered was very good and the music was beautiful spanish boleros

Thank Elaine S
Rocklin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Oaxaca almost a dozen times and can't believe I missed this gem of a restaurant before now. A couple from Switzerland recommended it to me on a tour of Monte Alban a few weeks ago. I am always looking for nice restaurants on a budget. Look no more. Catedral's location is one block up from the... More 

Thank JuFrida
Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The setting is beautiful and the service was very attentive. The food was good as well (we were just too full to really enjoy it; we ordered the Oaxacan sampler type appetizer in addition to our entrees). There was a festival during the time that we visited Oaxaca and while we were eating dinner, a processional made its way down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, nice ambiance in a beautiful courtyard and outstanding guitarist who played a variety of music from the Beatles to classical Spanish. Tuna & orange ribbon pasta and shrimp entrees were phenomenal. Arugula salad, cheese with strawberry garnish was outstanding. Great service and mezcal too. Don't miss it!

Thank Daniel H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The service was impeccable and they had a wonderful solo guitarist playing in the tropical setting of their atrium dining. I had the green mole with pork and it was succulent and scintillating.

Thank LKO57
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

From the appetizers through dessert, the meal was uniformly perfect - cooked correctly, served with good timing and a smile, the right portion size, and at a reasonable price. We vowed to try a variety of restaurants but I'm sure we'll go back before we leave.

Thank missionhillstraveler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner, though by all accounts we should not have gone here. Our first night in Mexico, tired/young kids, no kids menu... generally a restaurant with tablecloths in that situation spells disaster. But they were wonderful!! Specially prepared, kid-friendly meals (chicken, rice and fries), extremely attentive service, great ambiance, and incredible adult fare. They even made the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Mexican, Latin
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Manuel Garcia Vigil 105 | Colonia Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: 529515163285

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?