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Rua Raina s/n, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
34 981 583 105
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
O Gato Negro--great as expected

This place did not disappoint. Fantastic seafood, great location in the hart of the old city center, lots of locals eating (we were the only ones from the U.S. but it is the slow season), and great service. Don't forget the eat the octopus empanadas. They were fantastic as were the small scallops... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Southernredhead
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Brentwood, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

One of the few authentic, decades-old bares that you can find in the very center of the old city of Santiago de Compostela -otherwise taken over by new, lacking character, tapas joints which I would avoid like the plague. This is a place where the locals go. Amazing genuine Galician tapas. The chocos in black ink are sensational, and the... More 

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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16 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This place did not disappoint. Fantastic seafood, great location in the hart of the old city center, lots of locals eating (we were the only ones from the U.S. but it is the slow season), and great service. Don't forget the eat the octopus empanadas. They were fantastic as were the small scallops. Desserts were as expected, fresh and local.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Like most of the other reviewers, the food was amazing. We came here after mass at the cathedral, and enjoyed the pulpo. It was incredible, we had other dishes as well, all were very tasty and satisfying. The staff were friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend. An added bonus was that it was great value. If the locals go there... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The interior of this place is simple and basic in the extreme. Don't let that fool you. The seafood dishes they serve in here are unbeatable. For example, the barnacles (?) in slightly piquant sauce, the tender pieces of octopus in their pitch-black ink (en su tinta), etc. are all exquisite and inexpensive. You can wash it all down with... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Simple bar with heaps upon heaps of fresh seafood - all at a very reasonable (almost incredible) price. Clean and simple, classic preparations of pulpo, empanadas, crab, mussels, clams.. you get the idea. The house wine from the barrel is fresh, crisp and simply delightful. Served in bowls as mentioned by other reviewers. Come at lunch for a slightly shorter... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is a very typical tapas restaurant in the heart of old town. Very good ambience, very friendly service and very good Galician food. Excellent seafood and good tapas

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london
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Pulpo alla gallega was excellent, octopus with a paprika based seasoning, as were the Padron peppers, moreish, salty and with the Russian roulette aspect of whether you'll get a spicy one or not. This is a rustic, popular spot. We stood at the bar two nights on the trot, and ate and drank well. There is wine from the barrel... More 

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Perth
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48 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Amazing house white out of a barrel and into little ceramic bowls. The homemade empanada is delicious. The pulpo was divine.

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Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

“O Gato Negro” means “the black cat.” This picturesque and reasonably priced restaurant near the Cathedral is said to be oldest in town, and it looks it. The floors are of the same stone blocks as the pedestrian-only street on which it is located. The tables and chairs are falling apart. The restrooms are from another era. There is only... More 

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Rome, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A very cozy, full of people and excellent restaurant! As soon as you get inside you will find Manolo the owner, taking care of you, always smiley and so helpful in choosing the best dishes from the menu which is full of only fresh seafood and very reasonable prices. It's a friendly place, you can make friends and spend a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Raina s/n, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Galicia  >  A Coruna Province  >  Santiago de Compostela
  • Phone Number: 34 981 583 105

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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