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O Gato Negro

Rua Raina s/n, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
34 981 583 105
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Epsom Surrey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

As mentioned by many reviewers this is a locals restaurant. It is not posh in the slightest but I did feel a little intimidated at the first visit because we didn’t know the ropes. In fact it was very welcoming and we were greeted like old friends when we returned for a second night. The food is excellent very tasty... More

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Forres
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We have our own black cat called Black Pudding, who has somehow wormed his way above me on the family hierarchy, so we were keen to go to this restaurant just for that reason. However, let me begin by saying we didn't manage to eat here for the reasons as follows. We were there over a long weekend and O... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Prepare yourself before you go - this is a very small, no frills place - but that's what makes it great. I ate at the bar - had a beer and empanada. Food was great, waitstaff was friendly. Locals were eating on both sides of me at the bar, so validated it was a great place for lunch. Wish I... More

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Boston, MA
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138 reviews 138 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We had heard about Gato Negro from other Camino walkers and so we were there when they opened at 8. This is a lively bar scene, not an elegant restaurant, but with good food. We had a pitcher (jarra) of white wine, served in bowls. The mussels escabeche were great, as was the octopus. The real revelation was the empanada,... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I visited O Gato Negro with a group of friends during lunch, and we enjoyed local tapas that not only was fantastic but reasonably priced. The octopus was wonderful and went down well with a bottle or two of the house red. I would definitely visit again - we dined early so getting a table was not a problem.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I visited Gato Negro many times during my stay in Santiago. Simple, fresh, local mariscos, great house wine, with a lively, local atmosphere. The pulpo and clams are outstanding. The owner is very cordial and kind, and the servers work very hard to take care of everyone on busy nights, and it does get busy. Prices are very reasonable. This... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

This place is popular with locals and our hotel owner recommended it for sampling Galician tapas dishes. We had lunch so there was no long wait for a table. The octopus, cuttlefish/squid, empanada and pimientos were all great. Well worth a visit.

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Eschenbach, Germany
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

Very authentic and ran my multi-generation family! We must eat here every time we are in Santiago! Best Pulpo in the World'

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

This is a place I would never get in if it wasnt for a recommendation. A local recommended the place as fresh see food, and a place that locals go. Very typical !! Very simple environment but great atmosphere! Always full, the service keeps being excellent! Food is indeed fresh and delicious.

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Tenerife, Spain
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

We had been recommended this place by somebody had been. In our three days in Santiago, we ate there twice. Prepare for having to queue for a table (we waited for half an hour) but you should not be disappointed. Their dishes are simple and traditional but very, very good. The decor is very basic. The prices are unbeatable -... More

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