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“Best homemade corn tortillas and watermelon margarita ever!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant

El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant
81 French Market Pl, New Orleans, LA 70116-2617 (French Quarter)
504-525-9752
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Ranked #100 of 1,630 Restaurants in New Orleans
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Naples, Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
“Best homemade corn tortillas and watermelon margarita ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

I was extremely impressed with this place. It was recommended by a local. Chorizo, filet mignon and pulled pork tacos were amazing. Also enjoyed the carrot lime and watermelon margaritas.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Prescott, AZ
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Lobster is an option with several dishes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

My wife loves lobster so when I found out this restaurant has optional Lobster on many dishes I took her there for lunch. She loved it!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond, VA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“We thought it was much better than just OK”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

In fact, the food and service was excellent and we'll certainly seek it out the next time we're in the Quarter. The only criticism is that it's a tad pricey. $21 for a shrimp fajita lunch is on the high side. Don't get me wrong, the portion was king sized-more than we could eat. I'd suggest a lunch menu with smaller portions.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Just OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

First of all, this place was extremely hot....seemed the AC was not working at all...don't know if hat is normal...the salsa was good, the margaritas good, but way overpriced...the guacamole good, but could have done away with the fresh made at the table production, and too much garlic salt...also, I had to ask for more chips...the floors were filthy, just not very impressed...

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
“Just ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

$60 for two margaritas, two beers and some guacamole - a little excessive, I think. Although the guacamole was good, it was a large order that should be shared with 4 or more adults.

Visited May 2013
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