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El Gato Azul

316 W. Goodwin Street, Prescott, AZ 86303
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Ranked #11 of 182 restaurants in Prescott
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: An Eclectic Mix of Spanish Inspired Tapas, and Southwestern Entrees.Quirky, fun atmosphere with outdoor patio dining, live music, full bar and extensive wine selections, bottled beers, as well as draft.Locals favorite for Happy Hour.Open Daily at 11 except Sunday, when we open at Noon.
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75% Recommend
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Gilbert, Arizona
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited this place the first time we went to Prescott and we thought we would love to go back and make this one of the ‘go to places’ everytime we went up North. We love the atmosphere outside, the lights, the chatter and the music, lend itself to an upbeat evening that is pleasant and enjoyable.... More

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Harper, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I drove from middle of TX to Prescott. So happy a dear friend took me to El Gato Azul for dinner. The night was beautiful. The restaurant was crowded. Atmosphere was perfect. Love the buzz of all the conversation. Loved the music of the classical guitars. Loved the hominess and the warmth from the staff. The food was an enjoyment... More

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Recommended by our hotel staff, we walked to this little storefront located on Goodwin St. two blocks from Whiskey Row. The outside patio of "The Blue Cat" was larger than the inside seating...both comfortable. Very good service in a busy place, but the food is the draw. We savored "Jammin' Chicken, grilled and served on 3 skewers, covered with a... More

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Camp Verde, Arizona
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Best food I ate in Prescott AZ and that is saying a lot. This town has great food and always something going on downtown.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Some friends who live in Prescott recommended El Gato Azul. We went for lunch and liked it so much, we came back for dinner!! For lunch we had an artichoke and hummus pita and a turkey panini with cranberry chutney. Both sandwiches were very good and came with a side salad with a very light, refreshing dressing. For dinner we... More

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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our first visit. Was recommended by one of the store owners on the square. Saturday night so the place was packed. The patio area is beautiful -- by the creek. The lights in the trees create great ambiance. The food was very good and so was the service. We will go back.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

First, let go of your concept of tapas- these portions are not typical. I found each tapas I ordered enough to share with 3 people. The evening I was there, the musician provided a great backdrop to the outside area. The place is small so I recommend reservations and it closes at 9pm even on the weekends. The other downside,... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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74 reviews 74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I thought I reviewed this before but Trip Advisor says no. I think we were there about 6 months ago, so I don't remember specifically what we ate but I do recall that everything was excellent. Reservations are a must, even for outside dining. Everyone in my party of 8 loved the food and would definitely return - and this... More

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Prescott, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Wonderful hidden gem on block from downtown with Chef Barry and crew serving the finest Tappa's menu I have had since visiting Barcelona, Spain. Menu has a large variety to fit everyone's taste from kids to grown-ups at a fair and reasonable price. We (2 of us) had the following: Chorizo Street Tacos: $8, Grilled Chicken $7, Bacon/Garlic with Sour... More

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blbcorners, Owner at El Gato Azul, responded to this review

Thank you so much for joining us, and taking the time to write a review - I sincerely appreciate it, and am glad you enjoyed your evening. Hopefully we'll have a chance to meet the next time you are in. - Barry More

Sun Lakes, Arizona
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A very tiny interior - seats perhaps 20 - but the outdoor patio is HUGE - be sure to call for a reservation - the locals LOVE this place! An outstanding menu! They have the most extensive Tapas menu I have ever seen - be sure to try the Ceviche, Caprese, Pecan & Goat Cheese on Pita Bread, and the... More

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