La Catrina

3.9
16 reviews
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Mexican
Mexican Restaurant in the heart of Old Montreal
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Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Drinks quite expensive and weak, food was alright (esquites was excellent I have to mention), items missing on the menu ... an ok experience

LH
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is superb Mexican food. You can taste all the ingredients -- they're not covered in sauces. Ambiance is wonderful outside. Inside is fine, but the terrace in the summer is what you want.

La Catrina
Responded on July 19, 2019

Thank you Lisa! We love the terrace too! See you again soon! :)

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NF
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Belle expérience que je recommande fortement un super service dÉlise et la bouffe très bonne !

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LB
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Would return! The only negative was our starters, cocktail and tacos all arrived at once so felt rushed and would have liked more time to enjoy each.

La Catrina
Responded on July 16, 2019

Thank you for coming Lynn! Sorry about the rushed service! We hope to serve you better next time. Looking forward to seeing you again. :)

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KA
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The food was NOT the greatest AT ALL! The staff could only speak 1 language - you're located on THE street of the Old Port so they should have people who can satisfy both the locals and tourists - since the Old Port is a hot spot for our neighbors.

PB
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Not a very good experience for the money.
I also went to Escondite nearby and would recommend going there instead.

CS
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I enjoyed the Shrimp Tacos but thought $12 for small Margarita was too much!
Portions are small...everyone left hungry.

B
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Je ne peux pas manger d'oignons. C'est médical. Lors de la réservation, j'ai inscrit sur Open Table que je ne pouvais absolument pas manger d'oignon. Une dame m'a appelée hier pour confirmer ma réservation et m'aviser que le menu était différent à cause du week-end de la F1. Je lui ai demandé si ils servaient des plats sans oignons. Elle m'a assurée qu'il y a des tas d'options. À mon arrivée au restaurant, j'ai avisé le serveur, fort sympathique, que je ne pouvais absolument pas manger d'oignon. Que m'ont-ils servi? Des tacos au chorizo, avec plein d'oignons! Quand j'ai fait remarquer au serveur qu'il y avait des oignons dans mes tacos, seulement à ce moment, le cuisinier a finalement affirmé que tout les plats comportent des oignons dans la marinade. Une chance que j'ai vu les dés d'oignons. Je serais très malade en ce moment. J'ai eu droit à deux microscopiques morceaux de poisson dans une tortilla.

Les prix sont élevés pour la qualité de la nourriture qui est plus qu'ordinaire.

Je voulais aimer ce restaurant. Mais j'ai quand même passé à un cheveu de la salle d'urgence!

Aucunes considérations pour les gens avec des restrictions alimentaires. Allez ailleurs! Notre souper d'amoureux pour notre anniversaire de mariage est à l'eau.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can I say... wonderful food and a great waitress. Perfect recommendations - will highly recommend

J
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Les cocktails et la guacamole sont géniaux...à savourer sur la terrasse un bel après-midi d'été. Les plats (tacos et platos fuertes) manquent un peu saveur...sauf pour les tacos a la tinga de pollo. Musique un peu trop forte à l'intérieur.... j'ai pas compris le principe du bar au sous-sol....mais bon on était en semaine..

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DV
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great. We enjoyed our first of many visits.

VV
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The menu in the restaurant did not reflect at all what is promoted on the website. More than half of the food was unavailable (how disappointing!!). The hostess didn't even bring this up when confirming my reservation that same day. We left the restaurant to get ceviche elsewhere that same night. Apart from the Esquites (which was delicious), the tacos were terrible for a "taco spot" (missing garnish, flavor (you cannot call that a rib-eye taco when the piece of meat is flat and dry), and the tortillas break apart at the middle at nothing, like they were too soggy).

I get that this is a new restaurant and understand the servers are not familiar with the menu yet. That is understandable because this will get better with time. However, I can say that our experience at La Catrina last Tuesday was not at all to our expectations and would not recommend this restaurant.

La Catrina
Responded on July 16, 2019

Hi Vanessa! Thank you for trying us out in those early days! We're sorry to hear that not all of your experience was great. We've learned and improved a lot since our opening a few months ago. Except for that first month (and during any special events), we now have our entire menu available most days. We hope you give us another chance to knock your socks off! ;)

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JM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Équipe au service des tables très sympathique, décor bien stylé et nourriture fraîche et délicieuse!

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MA
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Les tacos sans plus cependant le service l'ambiance et le lieu super

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went during a “soft” opening and had a great time. Staff was attentive, fun, and food was very good.

Had a large group and everyone had a great time.

AT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Delicious food and cocktails , laid back atmosphere and great service!