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“Good atmosphere good food”
Review of El Gato Azul

El Gato Azul
Ranked #4 of 226 Restaurants in Prescott
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mediterranean, Spanish
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: An Eclectic Mix of Spanish Inspired Tapas, and Southwestern Entrees.Quirky, fun atmosphere with outdoor patio dining, live music, full bar and extensive wine selections, bottled beers, as well as draft.Locals favorite for Happy Hour.Open Daily at 11 except Saturday and Sunday, when we open at Noon. Reservations excepted.
Reviewed August 15, 2014

Very nice atmosphere and the tapas were varied and very flavorful. The waitstaff was attentive and food served fresh and hot. We came without a reservation(not recommended) but the manager was quick to offer a table, normally not used because a high top with stools. It was perfect with good view and overall an excellent experience

2  Thank Danielle F
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Reviewed August 15, 2014

We were very disappointed with this cute and comfortable restaurant. Only one of the red wines was tasty (though the server was very patient with us tasting several). We had 4 vegetarian tapas, including mushroom, saffron cakes, black bean cakes and one other. They were all on the dry and bland side. We were so hopeful! The ambiance outside was lovely however, and the service was great.

2  Thank pebble_pups
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blbcorners, Owner at El Gato Azul, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2014

Thanks you for dining with us, and for taking the time to write a review.

I wish you had had a better experience, and have reviewed the comments with our kitchen staff. Not sure when you dined with us, but I am confident that should you join us again, your experience will different, and i'd appreciate your comments then also.

We use all reviews and comments as tools to improve our operation, and sincerely appreciate your taking the time to pass the information on.

All the best in your future dining experiences,

Barry

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Reviewed August 12, 2014

We stumbled across this place while walking around the historical district of Prescott. It was about 7 PM and it was very crowded which was a good sign. We were lucky enough to get the last table in the beautiful patio area. They seem to specialize in tapas and have a very large variety from seafoods/meats to vegetarian. My wife and I shared 4 tapas and it was more than enough for our meal.

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Reviewed August 7, 2014

The restaurant's atmosphere is very charming. While the inside is small, the patio is cozy, bordering a small creek and a woodland walk. We had the beautiful sound of Cicadas serenading us during dinner. What a treat!

The hostess and our waitress were extremely nice and helpful. We arrived before Happy Hour ended, so we got $2 off drinks and tapas items over $4. Other reviews recommended the Sangria, so we went for that. Good Sangria--I've had better, but it was quite tasty, nonetheless.

Where they outdid themselves was the tapas. Two words for you: Cajun Corndogs. If you get no other tapas, don't pass on this one: HUGE Tiger Shrimp wrapped in bacon, dipped in corn batter and fried, then served with an apricot dipping sauce. I bit into one and almost had a religious experience! The other tapas items were equally yummy, hearty, and filling. We had planned to start with tapas and have dinner, and quickly realized the tapas would be our dinner--it was just that good.

We were in Prescott to specifically visit family, and we were so impressed with the blue cat, that we took him there for dinner the next night. No inconsistencies the second time around. The tapas was just as delicious and well-prepared. This time I ordered the Margarita, which was slammin' I ordered the Paella along with tapas, and it was quite delicious, flavorful and filling.

It is definitely on the list of places to return to the next time we are in this area.

1  Thank TravelingPearl
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

This place is close to whiskey row. There is patio seating along the creek and entertainment usually on weekends. Great for happy hour when the tapas are discounted. It is great to order a variety and share. I love the fried avocado.

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