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El Gato Negro

52 King Street, Manchester M2 4LY, England
+44 161 694 8585
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb skewers” (66 reviews)
“tapas” (321 reviews)
“octopus” (61 reviews)
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Spanish, Bar, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
52 King Street, Manchester M2 4LY, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Called in one Saturday afternoon/evening for tea and found it to be warm and friendly with very good food, service was good and no waiting times between dishes meant we could eat at a pace that suited our pace. Good choice of dishes and each...More

Thank Philthompson27
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent food and drinks as on our first visit. Really friendly waitress. I was however disappointed by the first table we were allocated as it was right next to the toilets on the third floor at the back. Considering I booked weeks in advance I...More

1  Thank Cat2586
Reviewed 5 days ago

First time here. Arrived noon and left after 4pm for Lunch & cocktails. Firstly, the service was excellent, we had a lovely table at the window and had some amazing dishes, all beautifully cooked and displayed. Not saying what we had since I am confident...More

Thank PeterJones714
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cold downstairs Slow service. Tapas arrived haphazzardly so that we were not eating together. Potato dish arrived last with no accompaniments. Expensive yet one tapas in particular seemed to be from a tin.

1  Thank paulinehollinshead
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you for a lovely night. I took my husband for his birthday meal, we had kept hearing good things about this place. We were not disappointed at all, beautiful venue backed up with tasty authentic tapas dishes, the scotch eggs and aubergine dish and...More

Thank Ritchiemakeup
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All in all, not worth the hype. Our server was unfriendly and sneered at our choice of house wine, making us feel immediately uncomfortable and unwelcome. There were two stand out dishes - the scotch eggs and the prawns. However, the rest of the food...More

1  Thank Harriet W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and service; drinks are pricey and overall food is expensive for Tapas. Food was excellent but does not justify fine dining prices.

Thank davidwF1502ON
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our £40 per person meal was a massive disappointment. There was not enough food for everyone to have a taste of each course, when we asked for more garlic bread we were told it would be extra. The potato bravas were grey, steamed/boiled potatoes with...More

1  Thank mancmann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my partner were absolutely astonished by the quality of the food and the incredible use of flavours. The service was wonderful, and I lost all sense of time in the place making the entire experience incredibly relaxed. Each and every dish was amazing...More

Thank Aef07b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to find, plenty of parking bays very near (max 2hrs-£6) with parking Wardens hovering, so go for the nearby NCP. Service was attentive, place well presented, portions good size. If ground floor is full then one could expect a fair trek up many stairs...More

2  Thank Extensive-Traveller
Helen T, Guest Relations Manager at El Gato Negro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your feedback, it is much appreciated and we are very sorry we disappointed you on this occasion. I want to take the opportunity to dispel some misunderstandings in this review as we do have a lift which services all four...More

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20 January 2018|
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Response from Steve H | Reviewed this property |
The menu is available on their website.
23 November 2017|
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Response from Alan C | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is -family tables available and various seat settings upstairs too
5 May 2017|
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Response from TurnipTownsend | Reviewed this property |
Hi. We went as a large group which included one VEGAN and she was happy with her choices. We also went as a group to El Rincon /Luna and the vegetarian/vegan options were very good.10 of us order two /3 tapas each & try what... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$84
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 King Street, Manchester M2 4LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 694 8585
Award-winning city centre tapas restaurant and bar. Serving seasonally-influenced dishes, inspired by modern Spanish cuisine.
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