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O Gato Negro

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Rua Raina s/n, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
34 981 583 105
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Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene

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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
Most recent review
A hidden gem

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Janelle M
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Brisbane, Australia
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  • Bar scene
  • Late Night
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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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
11 helpful votes 11 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Madrid, Spain
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111 reviews 111 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

The Black Cat is One of the oldest tapas bar in Santiago de Compostela(which. you can tell by the old and tired decor). You will find It in the old streets nearby the Cathedral, with a Black Cat sign hanging over the door. Trying to go through It can be challenging , due to the big amount of patrons and... More 

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Lund, Sweden
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48 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Went to this place based on the good reviews, shared a wonderful 3-racion dinner consisting of percebes, pulpo and berbercheros + the local almond cake dessert. Add a couple of beers and a bottle of seriously good wine and 50euros makes this a great value restaurant. Great service, only downer was having to wait 45 minutes for a table.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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