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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 #72 of 1,602 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The pineapple-cilantro margarita was highly recommended and what a great recommendation it was. Our group of 8 went in for it early in the day and at the same time ordered some guacamole'. Everything was great and to watch the guacamole' being hand made at the table was even better - we got to see every ingredient added and see... More

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Leesburg
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

El Gato Negro in the French Quarter was so good we ate there two times for dinner in our one week vacation in NOLA. Food was excellent and plentiful. Kevin, our server, couldn't have been nicer. Loved the pitchers of Sangria. Try it; you won't 'like' it; you'll 'love' it!

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Go to the Lakeview Gato Negro. It is much better than the one in the Quarter. Everything on the menu tastes fresh and well prepared. It can be crowded so get there early - or late. Try the avocado salad. Wonderful.

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Elkhorn
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I ordered the skirt steak and it came out perfectly cooked and seasoned. It was served with a slice of lime that added the perfect amount of acidity. Some of the best salsa I have ever tasted. Would love to go there again!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Sat on back patio. Salsa was very good to start. Best shrimp tacos for very reasonable cost. Ordered 3, but they were so large had to take one home. Steak, rice, and beans were also excellent!! Good service.

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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch after reading some of the reviews. Ordered a top shelf Blood of the devil margarita and nachos with chorizo. Margarita was smooth and tasty. The nachos were delicious and the portion was large and I had a hard time finishing them. Service was good. Would definitely recommend.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We tried to stop here last time we were in town and luckily this time they were open. Started out with pineapple Patron margaritas and the stuffed avocado. The stuffed avocado was oh so good! The sauce was very tasty! We should have stopped there but we ordered the combo fajitas with steak and gulf shrimp. Very good portions and... More

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Hartville, Missouri, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We were looking for some Mexican food as well as cold drinks. The service was helpful with the menu and very capable. They charge for the toppings on the tacos but actually that is a good thing because you can order just what you like and in larger portions. The food was very tasty and the atmosphere where we were... More

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San Francisco
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We are big fans of tequila and Mexican food and didn't think we would find this kind of place in New Orleans, especially in such a touristy area. It was one of the best Mexican food meals I have ever had. They have a very extensive tequila menu at great prices. The ceviche made fresh at the table was one... More

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Greenville
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91 reviews 91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Restaurant is across street from the Farmers Market. Great service and good food. The Chicken Mole was one of the best I have had. The chicken was a whole breast covered in the mole sauce served with rice and beans. Very, very tasty. I walked in carrying a daiquiri from the market and was not told "to leave it at... More

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