Where to Eat in Real de Catorce: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 21, 2017 Darwin Bolte

Real de Catorce (Spanish  [reˈal de kaˈtoɾse] (help·info); meaning: Real [a unit of currency] of Fourteen), often shortened to Real, is a village in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí and the seat of the municipality of Catorce. It is located 160 miles (260 km) north of the city of San Luis Potosí, and currently has a full-time population of under 1,000 residents. This 'ghost-town' in the high and dry expanses of northern San Luis Potosí state was once a thriving silver mining settlement. Real de Catorce has long been a pilgrimage site for both local Catholics and Huichol shamanists, and is now being discovered by international tourists drawn by the desert ambience and reputed spiritual energy.
Things to do in Real de Catorce

1. Cafe Azul

Langagorta 27, Real de Catorce, Mexico Seating Cafe, European Breakfast, Brunch +52 488 887 5131
Excellent
49%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 70 reviews

Cafe Azul

Reviewed By Julia K - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

After a rather disappointing culinary tip through San Luis Potosi, we found this delicious cafe that serves amazing savoury crepes. We were not expecting anything and it turned out these may have been the best I've ever eaten, not just in Mexico but anywhere!
Prices were reasonable, although the additional 40 pesos for a side salad did seem a bit steep (considering Mexican prices of course).

2. Meson de la Abundancia

Lanzagorta 11, Real de Catorce, Mexico Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +52 488 887 5044
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 253 reviews

Meson de la Abundancia

Reviewed By almo52 - Mexico

ten of us came upon this restaurant only by chance. WOW! best restaurant with the greatest service we´d been to in a long long time. everything was excellent, and PABLO our waiter, so efficient and friendly. i can´t say enough about this restaurant. if you are in or near real de catorce. DO NOT MISS IT!!

3. Restaurant Monterrey

Lanzagorta, Real de Catorce, Mexico Barbecue Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
16%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
43%
Poor
8%
Terrible
25%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 12 reviews

Restaurant Monterrey

Reviewed By hernan1952LosCabosMX - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Menu content is very limited perhaps nice to have there an appetizer but no more. we went there t because of the TV screen, we did like the quesadillas

4. Tolentino's

Callejon, Real de Catorce, Mexico (0488)88-7-50-81
Excellent
22%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
18%
Terrible
13%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 22 reviews

Tolentino's

Reviewed By Rosy V - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Estuve ahí un Viernes y nos encantó.
El lugar es místico y maravilloso. El servicio es muy bueno, teníamos hambre y aunque ellos solo tenían botanas el mesero y el gerente nos consiguieron unos deliciosos tacos y hot dogs. Fue algo que apreciamos.
El precio es económico. La banda de Rock excelente. Ellos le permitieron a mi esposo cantar un par de canciones.
Super recomendado.

5. Al Gusto Restaurante Italiano

Calle Lerdo de Tejada 3, Real de Catorce 78550, Mexico Italian +52 488 887 5155
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 9 reviews

Al Gusto Restaurante Italiano

Reviewed By Fer H

Local cuisine mixed with italaian recipes , makes this place pretty special .The food is great bust, if you are willing to ask for a recipe chaneg or special ingredients you should consider another place.

6. Realbucks

Lanzagorta s/n, Real de Catorce 78550, Mexico Takeout Breakfast +52 488 887 5064
Excellent
60%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 49 reviews

Realbucks

Reviewed By roamifiwant2 - miami beach

We traveled through central Mexico to many lovely places. Amazing how in a big city you can't find a decent cup of coffee. We ended up finding it in this tiny isolated village cut out from the world.
This place also has a bar. Coffee and drinks? Awesome!
This place is a life saver for caffeine addicts like myself. Sadly for me, they didn't open on the Monday I spent there. I don't know if it's because they close on Mondays or because it was the day of the Lady of Guadalupe. Had to leave Real without a second cup :-(

7. El Cactus

Real de Catorce, Mexico Italian
Excellent
52%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
16%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 6 reviews

El Cactus

Reviewed By aaboytes - Silsbee, Texas

when we ordered a torta, they didn't have bolillo, then we got pizza, and when we asked for valentina sauce they didn't have any, the staff there had finished it. We asked for white wine and they brought red wine. The pizza also tasted like cardboard.

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