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El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant

81 French Market Pl, New Orleans, LA 70116-2617 (French Quarter)
504-525-9752
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Ranked #156 of 1,578 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Neighborhood: French Quarter
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Sit on the patio. Very relaxing. I had a wonderful berry mojito. For my meal I had the stuffed pepper with lobster on top. Truly one of the best Mexican meals I have ever had. Great service.

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Queanbeyan, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We opened up with the pineapple and cilantro and traditional lime margaritas: just magic. The chips, salsa and guacamole ( made to order table side) were good as were the main dishes .It is a casual and friendly venue and service is good .Nice change after the great seafood we had during the week.

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Smithtown, New York
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44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We all loved our meals at El Gato Negro. The place is small but cute. The chips with salsa were excellent. The meals were very tasty. We would definitely recommend this place for families.

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Mobile, Alabama
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I grew up in Texas and have had almost every kind of chips and salsa possible, these were different and very good! Margaritas were wonderful, location is good, and service, food and atmosphere were fun and happy! I will go back as soon as I get a chance!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

If you are near the French Market, go all the way to the far end and hang a left. There you will find some of the best margaritas you'll ever have! Don't waste your time with sub-par drinks in the market. My husband and I both got Pineapple Cilantro, which consequently happens to be one of my most favorite flavors... More

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Clovis, California
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5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Anytime I go to the French Market I treat myself to the most delicious Pineapple Cilantro Margarita at El Gato Negro. The pineapple and cilantro are muddled together then shaken on the rocks with tequila and fresh pineapple and lime juices. So refreshing on a sultry New Orleans day. The cilantro gives it a peppery kick that works perfectly with... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This was my first meal on a trip to new orleans that involved many meals and it was fantastic. I am a vegetarian and was traveling with another vegetarian and there was plenty to chose from on the menu. We shared the guacamole, stuffed poblano pepper and two veggie tacos. It was all super flavorful and served fast. The chips... More

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CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Great food, service and energy! I loved it. One of my new favorites in New Orleans, and one of the best Mexican restuarants I have eaten at.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

took the kids (30-somethings) to dinner here the night before I went back home. Given a choice, this is where they'd pick to come every time. We ate on the patio this time -- rather chilly since it was late November -- but enjoyable nevertheless. Food is consistently good as are the margaritas. Chips and salsa fresh and plentiful.

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Chico, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We stopped in here recently after walking through the French Market and we were glad we did! My husband and I split the steak nachos and they were delicious! They give you so many dipping options on the side, which is great. We both enjoyed our margaritas as well; I had the strawberry and he had orange and lime. The... More

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