New restaurant in downtown Cuernavaca
28.12.2012 - 29.12.2012
The search for the perfect enchiladas is an ongoing sport in our household. Although I have finally perfected my green salsa recipe, we are always looking for a restaurant that can compete with our homemade ones. In Cuernavaca restaurants come and go or the management frequently changes, so there’s always a new place to do some culinary critique.
Recently opened, just a few months ago, is La Catedral, a unique space that is kitty-corner to the cathedral in downtown Cuernavaca. It’s a hidden gem in the long line of storefronts along Hidalgo Avenue; you have to walk up some stairs to find it. The aluminum star shaped lanterns that hang above the stairs caught my eye, as well as the funky leopard and gold seats that are perched in the windows overlooking the street. La Caterdal offers three dining spaces: a cozy couch-filled coffee and drink room, a cafeteria like space packed with tables for public events, and several intimate rooms that look out on to the avenue. The décor is religious with touches of funk. As we ate, we were hungrily watched by large portrait of the Virgin of Guadalupe and beta fish in hanging tanks on the wall.
Even though La Catedral has a varied menu, we had to get enchiladas. To change things up though, this time we got “Swiss” enchiladas. Creamy and cheesy, they are now in the top five best places for enchiladas. I tried chicken chilaquiles, which were so copious that I barely made a dent in them. We’re looking forward to what La Catedral will do in 2013. The owner explained that they have several music groups lined up for the coming months and that they will soon finalize their social event calendar. The cafeteria space is perfect for a movie showing or listening to a guest speaker. Casa HOY will definitely be planning an event there! In the meantime, enjoy a cappuccino or a glass of wine in this peaceful new space with attentive service before the rest of Cuernavaca discovers it.