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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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Today
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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 179
    Excellent
  • 97
    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
Most recent review
Food delicious, over-enthusiastic clearing of table

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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
18 helpful votes 18 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I have yet to have great service at this location. Yesterday, was no exception. The waitress was less than friendly, very short, and seemed annoyed. We showed up early as I wanted to share the amazing ritas with my out of town friend, and were told to come back in 45. So we grabbed something at the market. I am... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This restaurant has become a staple during our New Orleans visits. My husband is Latino and grew up on a lot of Mexican food in the Southwest and he says this is the best Mexican restaurant he has ever tried! The Carne Asada is to die for, and so is the Sangria. They have white & red. If you love... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I came in Feb 2 around 1pm, just for drinks and to sit outside. It was kinda cold and windy out. Two nice gentlemen turn on and moved the heat lamps to our table, which could have been outside our server's section. The server never had a foul attitude because we didn't order food but wanted to sit out back... More 

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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
11 helpful votes 11 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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?