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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 #92 of 1,606 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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English first
Kansas City, MO
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Stopped in for a quick bite and refreshing drinks and was not disappointed. We sat outside in the small courtyard in the back and it was a perfect little hideaway to get away from the heat and just chill out. Our server was very knowledgeable of what was on the menu and I took his advice on eating the spicy... More

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Schenectady, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The best part about this restaurant was the service. We had one in our party with severe dietary allergies and we called ahead and they said they would completely cater to her, and they did! Food was great. Service was fantastic! Our waiter was super nice and joked around with us and made things to order and customized dishes. Great... More

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Dallas, Texas, Usa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We decided we wanted something other than Cajun and chose El Gato Negro based on reviews from TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed. When we first walked in, there was a large table full of college age girls. Our first thought was, uh-oh, this is "Senor Frogs tourist cliche". Thank goodness we pushed past that initial thought. We ordered the table... More

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Toronto
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Also posted a review for El Gato Negro, which appears to be the same place as this, except without "Mexican Restaurant" in the title. I'll say the same thing here as I said in the other review: great mojito, great watermelon margarita, great Mexican zucchini and shrimp appetizer. Forgettable sampler platter with tamales, quesadillas, beans, rice, etc. Overall, good place... More

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Beaumont, TX
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Just went in for a light salad. The Gato was very tasty with house made dressing. I also had the blood of the devil margarita with Serrano infused tequila, cranberry, and lime. Highly recommend!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We were wandering around the French Market and I saw this place, and mentioned to my husband that everyone recommends their margaritas, so we stopped in. I had the pineapple cilantro - it was yummy, but nothing terribly special. The hubs had a Blood of the Devil, which was spicy and quite intersting. If you're walking by stop in, but... More

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Bay City, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Recommended by a tour guide, we Texans desperately needed a Mexican food fix. We weren't disappointed. Our guide recommended the Buffalo meat enchiladas. However, our waitress informed us that there was nothing of the kind on the menu. However, she suggested that we order the 3-cheese enchiladas and add-on the buffalo meat. Wonderful! The buffalo meat is leaner and maybe... More

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Decatur, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Very small place so there will be a wait. Homemade chips, good margaritas, great appetizers. We had some kind of stuffed pepper that was delicious.

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West New York, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I came here as I read online they offer GF options. We came here twice, once we meant to come here, the other day we got stuck in a rainstorm on our way elsewhere and so we detoured to here as it was closer. First off, we found the portion sizes to be large. Ask your waiter to help you... More

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New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This place was recommended to us for awesome mexican food. It's down by the French Market so we went here for lunch. Boy, was it an awesome meal! We did over stuff ourselves, but the food was so good, we couldn't help it! The server was very attentive too. Restaurant is small but they keep things moving without rushing you... More

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