This was our second trip to SJDS and between the first and second trip, El Gato Negro didn't change much. Still bustling place, still delicious breakfasts, still fantastic smoothies. Even if you don't typically enjoy smoothies, I PROMISE you will like El Gato Negro's.
Some people comment on the service, but to be honest you do figure out pretty quick that this is a flag-down the staff kind of place. It is super busy, mostly packed with Lonely Planet-ors but also locals and other visitors. Just make eye contact with someone, wave your hand, and I promise they will be there in a moment to help you.
Don't miss a breakfast here- they do it really good. I would recommend everything.
The used books are on the expensive side, but I came in prepared with trade-ins. If you see a book you like and have a good condition, fairly popular book they typically will make a deal.
Looking forward to coming back for another Einstein smoothie.