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Catas

538 Market St
Newark, NJ 07105
Phone: (973) 491-5400
Cuisine: Spanish, Seafood
Price: $$
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  • Hours
    Monday: 12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    Thursday: 12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
    Friday: 12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
    Saturday: 12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
    Sunday: 12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Atmosphere Live Music, Bar Scene
  • Amenities Dancing, TV, Private Party Room, Wi-fi
  • Special Needs Booster/High Chairs, Wheelchair Access, Child Menu, Gluten-Free Items
  • Bar Full Bar
  • Banquet Facilities 20 - 50 People
  • Reservation Information Not Required
  • Attire Casual
  • Meal Times Served Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
  • Parking Availability Street, Parking on Site
  • Payment Methods Amex Cash Discover Mastercard Visa

Highlights

Sous Vide cooking has been around for decades and now the Chefs at Catas are using this aged technique to bring out the quality in the menu. At Catas the technique is used for the octopus, Cornish hen, pork chops, some vegetables and of course Chef's famous one hour egg. This technology was started by a Frenchman in 1799. Sir Benjamin Thompson was the first to describe it and then it was not till the 1960's when it was rediscovered by Georges Pralus. Pralus used this technique for the Restaurant Troisgros in Roanne, France, specifically to ensure that the foie gras kept its original appearance while cooking and so it did not lose too much fat. Bruno Goussault went on to research the many effects of temperature it had on various foods and became top-chef. Sous vide, which means under pressure in French, uses temperatures much lower than those used in conventional cooking. It is really important that the timing and temperatures of the water bath are monitored. The food is vacuum sealed before being cooked to store and preserve the food item. The vacuum seal keeps the food oxygen free therefore oxidizing does not occur allowing delicate foods to retain its shape. This technique not only preserves the food at its best quality but it also keeps the flavor concentrated and no seasoning is lost. Sous vide cooking allows the chefs at Catas to bring out the textures and flavors in the food that would never be possible with any other method.

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Catas is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 75.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great service. Nice people. However went on an extremely quiet night so will have to go back to judge service on a busy night
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I didn't like that people were coming off the street trying to sell things. That should not be allowed.
Date published: 2015-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The food is excellent. The menu has several good appetizers, tapas, and dinner choices.In, addition, the service is always the best. I recommend Catas to all my friends and acquaintances.
Date published: 2015-05-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Generally, a good dining experience. The food was good with the exception of one dish which was over-seasoned. A loud group at the bar in the front of the resto was a big negative. Very good paella.
Date published: 2015-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful, tasty food, and terrific service by our waitress, Audra. Only problem was the neighborhood, which is understandable in Newark. There IS a parking lot for the restaurant, though we did not know about it until after parking on the street. (Free parking on street.)
Date published: 2015-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The atmosphere/decor is amazing. Sevice was prompt and friendly. The food however just wasn't that great despite how expensive it is. Best example is the beef empanadas. They actually weren't too expensive but we completely plain like the goya ones in the freezer aisle. I liked the place enough to go again, but would not order the same food items.
Date published: 2015-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from an excellent all around experience. the tapas were great.
Date published: 2015-01-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from food was decent but not hot. asked for it to be made hotter, and both dishes came back the same temp we sent it at. very disappointing.
Date published: 2014-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The food was wonderful. Service was a bit slow but we noticed because we had to be somewhere after dinner. Large portions and great menu selections.
Date published: 2014-09-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Empanadas were awesome! Octopus was the BEST I have ever had!! Rice and boiled potatoes were ok. Flan was delicious. Very cool restaurant bar, definitely reminiscent of Spanish architecture seen in Spain. Would definitely go back
Date published: 2014-09-18
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