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Reviewed October 5, 2020

Tacos are too smal, quality is normal but price is excesive for the little portions... all you have to paid apart, totopos, guacamole, all... dissapointed and I wont recomended this place. When this restaurant started years ago, you had the option of 3 tacos and...they were served with guacamole and totopos... Now you have only an option, all separate and expensive. We left the restaurant with sensation it was a apero and not a dinner! When you do the remarck to the server the only answer is order more!!! ohh yes, you spent 100 CHF for tapas??? nothing sophisticated and not courmet cuisine... The place is noisy and musique is too loudMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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elcatringeneva, Propietario at El Catrin, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2020

Hello, Thank you for your visit and your feedback. We have no recollection of serving guacamole with totopos with our tacos. Each customer has their own preferences which is one reason why we like to give them the freedom to order what they like, without...More

Reviewed August 14, 2020

As a big fan of real Mexican food (not Tex-Mex) so I was happy to find this place when they first opened. Since then, they have never disappointed! I've read some recent reviews that surprised me since I'm a fairly regular customer and I've never...had a bad experience there - and last night was no exception. Best on-the-rocks-with-salt margaritas in town, guacamole is always fresh and delicious, tacos are great (watch out the stuffed jalapeno special taco is a sizzler!) and their salsas are a must - all in a friendly and colourful atmosphere. There is also is a little shop section where you can buy some authentic gastronomic goodies (like their amazing corn tortillas!). COVID has hit all of us hard, and especially small businesses and restaurants like El Catrin. For them and for people like me who love Mexican food - put them on your list of places to go to - you won't regret it! And if you’re not going out yet, you can even get all the parts of your tacos to go so you can build them and feast at home!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 4, 2020 via mobile

As always a pleasure to find great food after the lockdown ! Great food and great people! Really Mexican as friendly people !

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 4, 2020 via mobile

Mexico in Geneva! The new menu captures many of the diverse regions of Mexico! My favorite is esquite and Baja taco

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 29, 2020

I went to El Catrin last Friday. I must say I was hesitating because I saw some recent reviews claiming that after reopening the quality of food and service went down. I was happy to discover that it was not true, at least in our...case. The waiter was very nice and attentive, no complaints. The waiting time was not longer than usual. The food was amazing, we really enjoyed it. We ordered guacamole (awesome), different types of tacos (as great as I remembered them from my last visit) and quesadillas. The margaritas are a bit pricey, but worth every penny. Over all very positive experience, I am happy that we came back and we will definitely visit again soon.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 21, 2020

I used to love El catrin and supported them during their crowdfund. However, I echo the reviewer below - it's gone downhill. The chicken tacos & chicken mole were dry and flavourless. No sauce at all, and we got sauce after 30 minutes of ordering...them (by the time we had finished tacos). The saddest part was the poor service. We were there to celebrate a birthday and they forgot the birthday girl's drinks. When we ordered dessert, they came back after 15 minutes to telll us there were no desserts left. Service is essentially non-existent. Covid19 makes us want to support local businesses but toilets were filthy and not cleaned during our stay. Waitress was wearing a mask incorrectly, waiters were not maintaining any social distancing. On top, the bill was wrong with lots of extra items and we were really fed up with them. Super disappointing especially as we were huge fans of El Catrin, Tareq and his wife and it was a promising success. No longer.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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elcatringeneva, Propietario at El Catrin, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2020

Dear Laura, We are disappointed by your review. Maybe we had a bad night. With several absences these past weeks, some of us were still rusty and not in the rhythm after two months absence. At El Catrin we will gladly replace any food or...More

Reviewed June 19, 2020

I’ve been living in Geneva for 31 years and can honestly say I’ve never been so disappointed by a restaurant. I came a few years ago and the food was delicious. Tonight, out of the 3 tacos we ordered, the fish one was nice, but...the beef and chicken ones were completely dry with absolutely no sauce on it. There was nothing but dry meat and onions. No beans either in the chicken one. There was a very long hair in it though. Still hungry after (not) eating the tacos, we ordered a dessert that was disappointing as well (the tres leches). It was sort of frozen and liquid at the same time. The service was absent. The bill was wrong (one added coke and one added tacos). We went to eat a focaccia at Coop right after.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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elcatringeneva, Propietario at El Catrin, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2020

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. We are saddened and shocked by your review. We are glad that you enjoyed the fish tacos. The Chicken taco should come with some beans as should the beef taco come with guacamole taquero. We serve the tacos with...More

Reviewed June 12, 2020 via mobile

Overall simple, but nice and cozy place for fast dinner, snacks and drinks with friends. Serves standard and less known mexican plates, beers and margaritas! Good music, helpful servers and not too long waiting time. Price acceptable for Geneva :)

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 2, 2020 via mobile

I had the Tacos al Pastor and tried a few of their other tacos. The staff was very friendly taking our order in Spanish of course, and the interior design was amazing. If you are looking to buy some Mexican products they have a lot...to offer.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed March 2, 2020 via mobile

The impression of the place is good. Lots of places and full on Saturday night. Friendly waitors waitresses which can be rare in geneva. Most important the food is great.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Christopher H
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Sorry for late reply, we just saw it. We usually have space for lunch, depending on the day. We would still advise to book to guarantee your table. Regards, El Catrin
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