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All 374 Santiago de Compostela Restaurants

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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Perth
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78 reviews 78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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105 reviews 105 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Epsom Surrey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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141 reviews 141 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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