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El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant

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French Quarter
Mexican
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81 French Market Pl, New Orleans, LA 70116-2617
504-525-9752
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 184
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great margaritas

Went here toady for margaritas and they were excellent. This was an excellent choice To go to eat and drink.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
jordansbulls
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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336 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
298 reviews 298 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Went here toady for margaritas and they were excellent. This was an excellent choice To go to eat and drink.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I'm a big mexican food fan and picky about it and this place was very good. A local recommended it to us the previous night and after several Hurricanes at Lafites this place hit the spot.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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189 reviews 189 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had a cheese enchilada platter, build-it-yourself tacos, flan, sangria. All excellent. Server David did a great job explaining menu items and ensuring a good dining experience. We will have fond memories of our last meal in the French Quarter during this visit.

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IRVING
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

So walking around at the French Market and needing a refreshing drink. The have a wonderful variety of margaritas. I ordered the pineapple cilantro and so glad I did. Hands down the best margarita I have had in a long time. One friend order the carrot margarita also delicious and my other friend ordered orange and lime also delicious. We... More 

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Feasterville, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We read about this restaurant on tripadvisor before our recent trip and based on the reviews, wanted to try it. So glad we did! From the signature pineapple cilantro margarita to the chicken breast enchiladas that I ordered to the chicken breast con mole pablano that my husband ordered, we licked our fingers. Our server, Lane, was great. He told... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Authentic, fast, cheap, as advertised. Worth the walk and no wait on a Sat night. Best Mexican food I've ever had. Excellent service and friendly staff. Corn tortillas are a must try!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We came here for lunch over mardi gras, as we fancied a change from the traditional Cajun food. We were seated immediately which was great and they brought down chips and dip which was yummy. We ordered a quesadilla and a burrito and didn't have to wait long for our food. The food was delicious, but as soon as my... More 

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New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This place had really good tacos and appetizers! The tequilas were amazing as well. really enjoyed the service. Everyone was pleasant! Great place and good place to eat after you visit the outdoor market!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Shared a sampler and it was plenty of food for both of us! Plus we filled up on delicious queso and salsa and tecate before our main feast! Loved this restaurant. Very low key and surrounded by some beautiful attractions! Stray away from Bourbon Street and check out this great restaurant!

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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70 reviews 70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Stopped for lunch, the food was very good and the drinks were excellent. The service was great even though they were very busy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 81 French Market Pl, New Orleans, LA 70116-2617
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: 504-525-9752

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?