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“Quality local ingredients and cooking by the lakeside”
Review of Restaurante La Ola

Restaurante La Ola
Ranked #3 of 19 Restaurants in Catemaco
Price range: US$4 - US$8
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Good for: Local cuisine, View
Description: The wonderful magic of the town of Catemaco has delighted visitors with its food and culture, with over 50 years of service, La Ola preserves the town's culinary traditions by offering typical dishes of Veracruz that excel in flavor and freshness.La indiscutible magia de la Cd. de Catemaco y su comida, han encantado a muchos de sus visitantes y un lugar que ha conquistado por su sabor es sin duda el Restaurante Bar " La Ola " con su comida típica veracruzana inigualable en sabor y frescura.
Reviewed June 15, 2017

Returning from a boat tour to the Nanciyaga eco reserve, we walked about 40 yards from the landing on the sidewalk to Restaurant La Ola and chose a table on the water edge where we watched a ferocious thunderstorm move across the lake. The orderly arrangement and linen tablecloths left us feeling comfortable to try to local delicacies. I started with tegogolos en pico de gallo (fresh water snail) and enjoyed as main course a whole fish mojarra al mojo de ago. Others in the party had tostadas the jaiba (crab), tostadas de camaron (shrimp), and coctel de camaron. My daughter a vegetarian settled for avocado salad, fried bananas, and rice. We paid about $54 USD including drinks and tip for 5 diners. Everything was delicious, and left us wanting to return to explore other offerings on the menu.

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Thank QoeLI
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Reviewed February 19, 2017

We had dinner - my husband and I shared a wonderful seafood stew that was perfectly prepared. Our friend had a ceviche type of mixed seafood that was not so great. The topotes were stale, but the flan was fabulous. It was off season, and they seemed to be struggling staff-wise.

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Thank StuartandDenese
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Reviewed December 30, 2016

La Ola is the place to experience the real flavors of Catemaco. I have been here so many times, and each time it only gets better. My personal favorites: Mojarra al Chile y limón (Lemon and Chili Crappie), Tegogolos en pico de Gallo (local snail with tomato, onion, and coriander), Arroz a la tumbada (seafood rice), Picadas, and Pellizcadas (hand made tortilla with salsa, cheese and meat). Honestly everything is just sooo delicious!!

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Thank Priscila M
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Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Located on the boardwalk in the small town of Catemaco it is a great spot to enjoy some of the specialty dishes of the region. Several local friends and I had lunch there one afternoon and it was wonderful. The appetizer of small grilled fish the size of sardines was outstanding ( see photo) and my main course of fish Veracruz style was excellent. We were also entertained by 3 local mariachis during our meal. Everyone enjoyed both the atmosphere and the food.

Thank realtybaja
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Reviewed April 28, 2016

The snails are the local delicacy. However, they were out the night we went. We did enjoy our fish and meat platter. Drinks were also very good.

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Thank kentmorrdave
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