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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 #79 of 1,644 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: French Quarter
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Amazing food. The stuffed avacado is too die for. The pineapple cilantro margarita is the best margarita I have ever tasted.

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Wolcott, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

when ever we go to french market we stop here. most all aways get two glasses of sangria.we ordered stuffed avacado with sea food. it lays on a bed of thick salsa of great flavor. the waiters are great and other dish that came out just looked great. the bathroom was spotless,hard to find these days.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Stopped here for an afternoon snack and refreshment. Service was awesome. As soon as you sit down they give you a big helping of chips and salsa on the house and it seems okay if you didn't want to order any other food, just drinks. We had some of the filet mignon tacos, really flavorfull, really authentic Mexican food.

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Nashville
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great service, food, and drinks. This is a hidden gem in the heart of the French quarter. Well worth the walk to this restaurant.

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Curtice, Ohio
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225 reviews 225 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Small place but the service was outstanding and the food was really exceptional. The Mexican squash sounded worth a try and as one of the best Mexican dishes I have ever tried. Wound up next to two different couples sitting close by and having easy conversations as the place got busy. Certainly will be back again!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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252 reviews 252 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
330 helpful votes 330 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This restaurant probably has the largest selection on tequilas in the city. They also have a $225 margarita, but who would buy it, I don't know. Located in a converted house in the Lakeside area this restaurant has a menu that is over priced for Mexican restaurants in the city. Having said that, the food is more like authentic home... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The food and drinks were great. The price even better. We were 11 and had lunch. The staff was able to accommodate all of us.

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I am gluten and dairy free and discovered this place searching. The food and service was so great that we went back. My husband especially liked the tequila selection. Don't miss the pineapple and cilantro margarita. The portions are really large. I had the veggie fajitas the first trip and the ceviche and guacamole the second. My husband had the... More 

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SEWELL
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We love this place! Has the best margaritas ever! The food is fresh and authentic Mexican cuisine. We had the ceviche..delicious! Go for the food, service and atmosphere!

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Navarre, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This restaurant is very small and cozy. The decor is interesting. The menu is typical Mexican fare. For the French Quarter, the prices are very reasonable. The food is very good, well-cooked and well-seasoned. The margarita menu is varied. I ate the chicken quesadilla. It was delicious. I tried the orange-lime margarita and was delighted. A meal for 3, with... More 

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Additional Information about El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant

Address: 81 French Market Pl, New Orleans, LA 70116-2617
Phone Number: 504-525-9752
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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