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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%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“guacamole” (80 reviews)
“tacos” (61 reviews)
“pineapple” (30 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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81 French Market Pl, New Orleans, LA 70116-2617
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1 - 10 of 561 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Great food and service. Some of our order was made at the table. A little pricey for lunch, especially the drinks, but the food was delicious.

Thank Deborah N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I definitely do not understand the negative reviews left about this great little restaurant in NOLA. The service was impeccable, the food delicious, and everyone incredibly friendly and courteous. The management went above and beyond to accommodate our large group, along with service dogs. So...More

Thank Su B
Megan O, Assistant at El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind review Su B!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a burrito and a beet margarita! Both were awesome! A fun, casual little place. I recommend! Looking forward to going back!

Thank Kellyme487
Megan O, Assistant at El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Kellyme487!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in for some drinks and food - nice margaritas and had the brisket taco, was really delish. Also, enjoyed their standard fare of chips and salsa - nice homemade chips and good tasting salsa, Resto is casual spot, very large and walking distance to...More

Thank KLH21
Megan O, Assistant at El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review and feedback KLH21!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first stop for the day on my bachelorette trip & it did not disappoint. The food & drinks were great! I have a black cat at home and really wanted a tshirt from here but this location did not stock any. The...More

Thank cecilyboyd
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review cecilyboyd! I am so glad to hear you enjoyed everything. Happy to see you were able to get one of our Gato Shirts as well.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there for lunch when I was in town for a business convention. asura atmosphere, good service, extensive bar menu. I had the lobster claw tacos and they were wonderful.

Thank Karen S
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Karen S., we hope to see you the next time you are in town.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was hands down the BEST service and Mexican food I have ever had. The guacamole was delicious and made at the table. The server was extremely friendly. Very highly recommended. The drinks were also good.

Thank littlevalleydr
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you littlevalleydr, please come see us again soon!

Reviewed 16 September 2017

Loved this restaurant. The food is excellent. We had the lobster tacos, pulled pork tacos, steak tacos and fresh catch of the day (redfish) tacos. We also had the stuffed avocado. We had lunch one day and went back the next because it's that good!...More

Thank 2db22015
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you 2db22015 for your review! We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 15 September 2017

Best Mexican so far, the outside may appear deceptive but really you have to go inside. We started with home made Margarita's cocktails - although great selection of beers! Best is the guacamole, made at your table right in front of you. No hidding when...More

Thank so1006
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the great review so1006! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Our family really enjoyed this restaurant. The salsa was amazing, as was the table-side guac. Even the refried beans and rice were fresh and delicious. Great selection of Mexican dishes infused with Cajun style (i.e. crawfish) and unique flavored margaritas. We had watermelon ones that...More

Thank Tera T
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review Tera T., we hope to see you again soon!

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story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
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around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
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Trina R
7 December 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
4 September 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, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-525-9752
  • E-mail
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