MICHELIN Guide 2019


  • Lower East Side
  • 25 - 50 USD
  • Spanish
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Blue plaid and jean-clad waiters set the casual tone for Cata, a downtown-cool restaurant with a long bar and glass case displaying the day’s seafood. Distressed mirrors, vaulted ceilings and iron accents fill the dark, cavernous space with a certain broody, old-world vibe. Long communal tables are ideal for groups lingering over small plates and an extensive list of gin-based cocktails. Nibbling should be the strategy here, starting with whole deviled eggs stuffed with tangy-sweet gribiche beneath a single fried oyster. Crispy bite-sized bombas filled with potato, Manchego and serrano sit in a nice, mildly spicy tomato sauce. And caramelized torrija with sorbet is likely to be one of the most enjoyable versions of French toast that you've ever had.


The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal


Comfortable. Our most delightful places


25 - 50 USD

  • 4 Notable cocktail list
  • a Wheelchair accessible
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers


+1 212-505-2282
Opening hours
Dinner nightly

Michelin Guide Experience

Discover the experience in this restaurant through the photos of the customers

Nearby Restaurants

Try other Restaurants with the same cuisine

Subscribe to our newsletter and be the first to get news and updates about the MICHELIN Guide
Follow the MICHELIN Guide on social media for updates and behind-the-scene information.