Restaurant: El Catrín (Mexican yei!)

I haven’t been this excited about an article since… probably ever! This is what I have been waiting for since I arrived to Geneva: An authentic simple yet delicious Mexican restaurant. El Catrín has arrived to stay! It opened 1 month ago and has already developed quite a good clientele 😉 hands down it is the best Mexican I have eaten in Geneva.

The "luchadores" will be happy to welcome you!

The “luchadores” will be happy to welcome you!

I know that I did not come to Geneva to eat Mexican food, but it is really needed from time to time to eat good food from your country. I heard about El Catrín last Friday, a Mexican friend told me that a friend told her (yes this is how it works) that there was a good Mexican restaurant in Paquis. I immediately looked for it on FB and started following, as soon as I had a slot (or really created it) I reserved and went there on Tuesday.

This is a torta: Torta reader, reader Torta.

This is a torta: Torta reader, reader Torta.

The best introduction you will have in months. You are Welcome 🙂

I am very satisfied with the flavours and the sazón they have, it is authentic Mexican! Since I was in withdrawal I ordered almost everything on the menu! See all pictures below!  Guacamole, Tortas (Mexican sandwich) Tacos, Arroz (Mexican traditional rice like at home 🙂 and THE BEANS that pretty much accompany everything.

Guacamole Trio: Exotic with mango, traditional, and spicy

Guacamole Trio: Exotic with mango, traditional, & spicy

The girl behind this is Mexican and from Oaxaca; which is pretty much where the best food comes from, and she and her husband put all their heart on this amazing project! She only arrived 10 months ago to Geneva and has already so many people fan of her tacos!!! Bravo, keep going this is great!!!

Are you hungry?

Are you hungry?

I 200% recommended and as a Mexican that is a great thing to say!! The margaritas are great, the tacos are real (not the hard weird things some people call tacos), the guacamoles (yes there are several) are delicious and the decoration and atmosphere is cool and relaxed. What is there to add? Nothing really, I believe I will be coming back very very often!

Tastes like my grandmas

Tastes like my grandmas

El Catrín in 6 points:

  1. Food: Mexican (really? ) including quesadillas, tacos, guacamole, arroz rojo, tostadas, tortas, chilaquiles and more. Spicy, but not too much – honestly it is very decent for non spicy eaters.
  2. Concept: Menu, great to order many things and share withing friends.
  3. Atmosphere: Laid-back, trendy, tasty, fun and the decoration is Mexican-modern. Order the margaritas for a fun night guaranteed.
  4. Prices: Starters from 8CHF, Guacamoles from 10 CHF, Quesadillas from 6 CHF, Trio Tacos 23 CHF with side dishes, Margaritas 17 CHF.
  5. Location: Paquis, next to the train station.
  6. LivinGeneva tips: I went for Taco Tuesday which means I had 4 tacos for the price of 3! Signo OK con mano

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    Margarita!

Agua de Jamaica

Agua de Jamaica

Can I add a little Viva Mexico!!! My life in Geneva can be complete now jijiji08 Geneva Blog - El Catrin Mexican Restaurant

Useful Information:

Schedules: Tue – Sat : 18h00 – 23h00
Website: 
El Catrín 
Facebook: El Catrín 
Telephone for reservations:
+41 (0) 76 770 15 54
Email: elcatrin.geneva@gmail.com 
Address: 7-9 Rue Richemont, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland
Transport: Stop Butini,Môle or Gautier

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9 comments

  1. Maya says:

    I am so excited by this post!! I grew up in AZ and miss good Mexican food so much. I can’t wait to try this. Do they have margaritas on the rocks too?

    • Diana says:

      Hello Maya! Yes it is amazing!! I have no idea if they do I honestly prefer frozen margaritas. But if you ask I am sure they can do on the rocks 🙂
      Thank you for passing by!

      Have a love day
      Diana

  2. Paige says:

    Hi Diana! I’m a Californian living in Geneva. I’m always on the hunt for good Mexican food–thank you SO MUCH for this recommendation. Can’t wait for a margarita and carnitas!

    • Diana says:

      Hello Paige! Thank you for your comment, I really cant wait to go back 🙂
      Let meet one day in Geneva! It could be super fun!
      Diana

  3. Laia says:

    Wow me mueroooo!!! Gracias por la recomendación! Yo soy de Yucatan y vivo aquí hace casi 2 años… lo probare seguro!! Saludos!
    Laia

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