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“Excellent Contemporary Mexican Food”
Review of La Catarina

La Catarina
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Ranked #13 of 927 Restaurants in Monterrey
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: The cuisines of La Catarina can be described as 100% Mexican. It is a restaurant in which traditional recipes with strong Mexican roots are presented in a contemporary environment. The restaurant is an homage to Mexican cuisine. Los platillos de La Catarina se pueden describir como 100% mexicanos. Es un restaurante en el cual recetas tradicionales y totalmente arraigadas a sus origenes de Mexico central se presentan en un ambiente contemporaneo. Un homenaje a la cocina mexicana.
Birmingham, Alabama
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104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Excellent Contemporary Mexican Food”
Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

This is a great spot to get a very good meal. One of the pricier places in Monterrey but perfect for a nice business dinner. I love the queso fundido and the tortillas that come with it. I always start with that and then order a nice steak or chicken dish. I've been here three times and enjoyed it all three.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Monterrey, Mexico
1 review
“Nouvelle cuisine Mexicaine”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Charming ambiance, excellent service, delicious tequilas, but most of all, the food is to die for! It's Mexican food at its best, but taken to the next level... The adventurous Mexican gourmet will find dishes that rise to the challenge, while wary tourists can stick to the tried and true -and be pleasantly surprised at how they have been elevated to haute cuisine. I love taking tourists to this restaurant... they leave with a newfound appreciation for Mexico and its cuisine, and any stereotypes they might have had begin to fall away.

  • Visited April 2013
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Monterrey, Mexico
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Mexican Haute Cuisine”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

When you think that you have had the best mexican food ever while travelling down Oaxaca, Guerrero, Sinaloa or Michoacan.....you should have know that this place has it all, prepared to perfection... From starters to main dishes to desserts, they all have a mexican gourmet touch in them...ask for the table-side made hot sauce....DO NOT MISS IT WHILE IN TOWN......

  • Visited March 2013
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San Diego, California
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70 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Grasshoppers”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Grasshoppers, the best I've ever had. You can just order food for the center of the table and share, actually I would recommend you do that, enjoy!

Visited April 2013
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Monterrey, Mexico
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302 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
“Haute cuisine”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Mexican food is not tacos and burritos; that´s just fast food. This is the real mexican cuisine; its menu includes dishes from all over the country, including some aztec recipes.

Visited October 2012
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