El Catrín, calle 47, Mérida
Accompanied by the Better Half and Mini-Critic, the Casual Restaurant Critic visited this 6 month-old addition to the Merida centro bar and restaurant scene, located on the up and coming gourmet stretch of calle 47, which already features 130 Grados, Oliva, Caffe 47 and others, and was suitably impressed by both the place itself, and its food. Gracious and friendly service rounded out the very positive experience.
The giant mural in the back, outdoor area of El Catrín
Artist credit. Murals and framed art inside as well.
Outside design and cool-ness
These are napkin holders
Esquites, corn, queso fresco and plenty of zest. If you don’t like esquites, try this anyway. You’ll love it.
This caldo cantinero is a perfect seafood broth. For those who love chilpachole 🙂
Carnitas; can’t go wrong with carnitas
Good stuff to sprinkle on your carnitas, including chicharron
Carnitas deserve a close up, don’t you think?
Guacamole w grasshoppers and cherry tomatoes
Fabulous chocolate brownie that looks like a tamalito, hoja santa ice cream and popped corn and strawberries and and and…