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La Catedral del Marisco

Interior Mexican, Seafood | $$

2711 E. Cesar Chavez
Austin, 78702
512/476-7878
Hours: Daily, 7am-10pm
The "cathedral of seafood" is a jaw-dropper. The menu is half seafood and half grilled, meat-centric Norteño. Try the tostada de pulpo, a pile of tender, griddled octopus with scallions and pepper.

BEST OF AUSTIN AWARDS

  • 1994: Critics Best Place For A Glass Of Ice-cold Horchata

RESTAURANT POLL AWARDS

  • 2011: Critics Best South of the Border Seafood

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