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El Catamaran

$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Coyoacan
Seafood, Bar, Pub, Soups
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Jardin Centenario no.2 | Jardin de Coyoacan, Mexico City, Mexico
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Red Bank, New Jersey
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful setting, right on the square. They do magical things with Octopus and black rice. Service is slow, so give it plenty of time.

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Thank amagmom
Sneem, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Thought I had plenty of time with an hour and a half to kill. Apparently, I was confused. Reasonable attention early on but ignored there after. Local parties were serviced before us and incredible attention was given to all the local customers. We were ignored. We finally got our food over an hour later, there were no chips for the... More 

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Thank Quahog213
Mexico City, Mexico
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83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Two of us arrived just before they stopped serving breakfast and were told that the only item we could order were the chilaquiles because they were out of eggs. Perfect for us because we had already planned to order the chilaquiles! Our food was delivered quickly and it was hot and delicious; probably one of the best orders of chilaquiles... More 

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Richboro, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

It was my first dining stop the day I came to Mexico City and it's my favorite spot so far. Located in a historic busy but cozy street corner of Coyoacan district this place amazed me by exceptionally fresh seafood dishes spiced and served to perfection! Tostadas with tuna or shrimp, platter of clams all paired with Clamato beer drink... More 

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Thank Elena S
Berlin, Germany
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

starting with the positive: the location is great! On a very beautiful square in a very beautiful neighborhood. we watched a lot of mexicans have their usual Sunday morning. Despite the fact that this place is not cheap (compared to mexican prices), we were the only tourists there which was also nice the bad part started after the order: with... More 

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Llantilio Crossenny, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

In the middle of the locality, overlooking the square. It's a good place to watch people walking around and a nice view. We had the Gnocchi Bolognesa and Salmon Aurora and both appreciated. Two cocktails each and as we were there at the right time (4:30) we had the two for one cocktail price, which was much appreciated.

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Thank Steve522014
Hyderabad, India
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

In the heart of coyacan, this is a lovely place to take in the great ambience. Food was good, the excellent service will make us come back for more.

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Gulfport, Florida, United States
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141 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We have had coffee, hot chocolate and baskets of the some of the best buns we have eaten. Really delicious conche ones. They do bring it out without asking so make sure you want the buns (they charged us about 120 pesos for two baskets). Hot chocolate and cappuccinos are great and it's a lovely people watching place. Couldn't comment... More 

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Thank Kate G
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I personally think you should ask for a table on the porch if you go at night on a weekend (We did). The food's good. I ordered an avacado sauce fussilli and wasn't let down. Why I made enfasis on being sitted on the porch? Because the inside looks more like a seafood sports bar and you'd miss the plaza's... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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331 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2015 via mobile

The one thing this restaurant has is the great location right in the middle of the main square in this beautiful neighborhood. The food is just about average. My pizza tasted like it came out of a frozen box and my partners sushi wasn't all that great. The lesson we learned is to get sushi at a Japanese restaurant! The... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Cuisine
Seafood, Bar, Pub, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jardin Centenario no.2 | Jardin de Coyoacan, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Coyoacan
  • Neighbourhood: Coyoacan

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Coyoacan

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Coyoacan
Once you step into Coyoacán (“Land of the Coyotes”) you'll find picturesque parks and cantinas that will transport you back to the colonial era thanks to the brick and stone details of the area. Iconic writers such as Trotsky and great painters like Frida Kahlo seeked refuge and inspiration in this area, and you can see the unique spirit of this neighborhood reflected in its colorful market where nieves, sopes and all kinds of traditional 'antojitos' are a must try. Restaurants and cafés throughout its peaceful paved streets contain traditional but unique murals and decorations, where one can enjoy a mezcal at noon or the best churros with a cup of coffee.
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