Thursday, 19 April 2018

El Catrín, Mexican Restaurant

Today, I’m taking you to El Catrín, a cool place that’s still not very well known, to eat Mexican food in the heart of Pâquis, a popular and lively district of Geneva.

I have wanted to try the cuisine of the El Catrín for a long time, as it is reputed to be the best Mexican restaurant in Geneva. After our meal, I can tell you that I am impatient to discover the other dishes on the menu.

We went there in February for lunch. They offer just one dish of the day at lunchtime, so, to choose “à la carte”, you must go there in the evening.

The decor is exotic and warm, with a Latino atmosphere: wooden tables, pretty little tropical trinkets and the food is served on colourful aluminium plates, I found the idea really original!

I can never resist having a cocktail and chose a Margarita. This must-have Mexican cocktail is a refreshing drink made with tequila, triple Sec, lime juice and salt on the rim of the glass.

The menu of the day was “Zucchini soup” and Pastel Azteca con pollo” a dish of very thin corn tortilla with an exceptional melt-in-the-mouth texture, and succulent, spicy stuffing (corn tortillas, sweet corn, chicken, beans, chipotle adobado peppers, and grated Chihuahua cheese).

Our meal was absolutely succulent and well prepared. If you crave for Mexican food and dishes from Oaxaca make your mouth water, you now know where to go…

This post, like all my blog posts, is not sponsored.

El Catrín
7-9 Rue Richemont
Pâquis, Geneva
Tél.: +4176 770 15 54
Open Tuesday-Saturday