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O Gato Negro

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Rua Raina s/n, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
34 981 583 105
Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Timisoara, Romania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful lunch here. Ate octopus and drank the house wine which was recommended to us. Both the octopus and the wine were very good!!! Next time when I'll be in Santiago de Compostela, I will surely eat there again :)

Thank Sergiu D
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't understand why this place is getting good reviews ... unless I was just unlucky ? Ok so I got the octopus .. it really was one of the worst I've ever had .. It was no tasty at all, small and with too much pepper and salt. I'm sure rubber would be easier to chew ..

Thank TKT15
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

A real taste of the traditional local way to drink wine and eat tapas with friends! No sitting down, pass the dishes around! The wine is served in stone jugs as is the drink cups! Such a wonderful memory of Santiago de Compostela !

Thank Giulianabais
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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105 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

A really local place in a tourist laden town. Very bare decor, we sat on stools on the rear. The food was good. The service was authentic, well prepared and tasty. The service was prompt. Very good value.

Thank DM10468
Rome, Italy
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Super busy all the time but worth the wait for dinner. Locals and tourists alike pack in waiting for a table. Great pulpo and house vino.

Thank BeccaGaltrude
Berkeley, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

The meal I ate at O Gato Negro was one of my favorites of the three weeks I spent in Spain. Yes, it can be a bit crowded, but the meal was absolutely worth the wait. The crowd seemed to consist of mostly locals, which is always a good sign! We had padron peppers, cheese, octopus and tarta de Santiago... More 

Thank ktmartin9
Bicester, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Being Spanish myself, I know what makes a great tapas bar and what does not. Believe me, O Gato Negro is everything a good tapas bar shouldn´t be: unfriendly, over-crowded, over-valued and smelly.

Thank Mateo C
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

In my opinion, for its price a high quality food. And the bests mussels I've ever eaten. The bad side is that it's too popular and becames very crowded.

Thank Salva T
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

We each had the home style galician soup - hearty and chunky vegie soup and followed up by different tapas type small plates including a wonderful potato dish, padron peppers, mustard cream fish and slices of incredibly fresh octopus

1 Thank Joan T
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Well, I guess this place is a lot about expectation management. Having visiting other tapas places in the city expectations were high on this place. The atmosphere have good vibes; really simple and down to earth. This signaled they were focusing on the food, which is what it's all about. However, the food never were quite up there. We ordered... More 

2 Thank Erik R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Raina s/n, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Galicia  >  Province of A Coruna  >  Santiago de Compostela
  • Phone Number: 34 981 583 105

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