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El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
81 French Market Pl, New Orleans, LA 70116-2617
+1 504-525-9752
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“guacamole” (79 reviews)
“tacos” (61 reviews)
“stuffed avocado” (18 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
81 French Market Pl, New Orleans, LA 70116-2617
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1 - 10 of 589 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing food! While in New Orleans we were craving Mexican food, since it’s our favorite. This place really delivered on some great flavors. We had the stuffed avocado appetizer which was one of the most delicious things I had while on vacation. The chicken quesadilla...More

Thank kbabic63
Megan O, Assistant at El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind review and feedback kbabic63. We hope to see you on your next trip!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has great food and drinks. Service was excellent but a little pricey. But I would eat her again and definitely recommend this place.

Thank Darlene L
Megan O, Assistant at El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and feedback.

Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Came here for my favorite drink... the carrot and lime margarita, a must, anytime I visit Nola! 😏 tableside guacamole is always amazing as well!

Thank Brittany B
Megan O, Assistant at El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review! We will see you next time!

Reviewed May 4, 2018

My husband and I ate there this afternoon. It was really good from the chips and salsa to the queso. Also I had the beef burrito and he had the chicken quesadilla. They where really good, had really good flavor. I definitely would recommend this...More

Thank Paula L
Megan O, Assistant at El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Thank you for your kind review Paula L !

Reviewed May 4, 2018

Wow, I don't know where these people are eating but it can't be El Gato Negro....oh wait, unless they were the guys sitting at the table next to me. They ordered the same thing I ordered but theirs was bigger and much better looking...wonder if...More

Thank donalee55
Megan O, Assistant at El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Thank you for your feedback donalee55

Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Moses was our waiter and was very friendly and helpful. The restaurant was clean and well kept something you don’t see too much in New Orleans. They have a huge selection on Tequila. The food was fresh and delicious.

Thank Jeffrey S
Megan O, Assistant at El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Thank you Jeffrey S!

Reviewed April 19, 2018

The El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant has the BEST Mexican food in all of the French Quarter. We travel over to New Orleans to have dinner here. The food is exceptional and the wait staff are very attentive. The food prices are very reasonable.

Thank MiMischa
Megan O, Assistant at El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Thank you for your kind review MiMischa.

Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Had dinner here tonight with my wife, wonderful food very filling and authentic Mexican. One of the best meals we’ve had in NOLA and there’s some strong competition !!

Thank mlspongebobnopants
Megan O, Assistant at El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2018

Thank you mlspongebobnopants. We hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Good food but EXTREMELY small dining area. Sometimes it’s hard to get a seat. Food is really good and worth a stop.

Thank Joseph L
Megan O, Assistant at El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2018

Thank you for your kind review Joseph L

Reviewed March 19, 2018

Was there for a late afternoon lunch. Large servings of average+ mexican cuisine. Efficient and attentive service. Mexican cantina which is worth a stop. Nothing special to it, however.

Thank 38bl
Megan O, Assistant at El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2018

38bl, thank you for your review and feedback.

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Catrina R
December 6, 2016|
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Response from diceman13 | Reviewed this property |
Food here was very average people In New Orleans who like this place I think have never had good Mexican food as a matter of fact I have lived here almost a year and have not had good Mexican food yet even the highly rated... More
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zoopermom
September 4, 2015|
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Response from Jpp28 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the others on this one-I would say yes to outside but not inside
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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: +1 504-525-9752
  • E-mail
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