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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: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This informal tapas bar seems to be the focal point for gathering of locals and tourists --- a must, the locals say. The tapas are truly excellent and the informality lets you meet others indulging in the same pleasures.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Sleepy Hollow, New York
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  • Bar scene
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Wales, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I wasn't quite sure what would await us behind the green door, but what we received was a warm welcome and some truly excellent seafood! The restaurant's decor and furnishings are basic to say the least; none of that mattered due to the convivial atmosphere here, packed with local customers - recommendation in itself!

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Sleepy Hollow, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This informal tapas bar seems to be the focal point for gathering of locals and tourists --- a must, the locals say. The tapas are truly excellent and the informality lets you meet others indulging in the same pleasures.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Yes it is cramped, yes it is busy, but its such a terrific experience. Forget what you thought you knew about shellfish and order the clams and cockles. These go perfectly with the lovely white wine that is served in bowls for 50 cents!

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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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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
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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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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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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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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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Address: Rua Raina s/n, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Phone Number: 34 981 583 105
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Galicia  >  A Coruna Province  >  Santiago de Compostela
Cuisine: Pizza

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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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