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El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
French Quarter
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American, Spanish, South American
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81 French Market Pl, New Orleans, LA 70116-2617
+1 504-525-9752
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Today
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Ontario, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Came here on the recommendation of a French Quarter waiter Nice place with friendly and helpful staff. Good menu variety and great food! Flan made in-house and wonderful. Saw a lot of To-Go orders being picked up.

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Thank dvmitchell2000
Orange Beach, Alabama
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great service and the best Mexican food in NOLA. Guacamole made fresh riht at the table-spectacular! HUGE, right out of the Gulf of Mexico shrimp grilled to perfection for the fajitas. Legit chips & salsa. Highly recommend!

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Thank 234Michele2014
Youngsville, Louisiana
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was ok went there for chimichanga but it wasn't on the menu.the rice was on the cold side tasted like it came out the microwave. The service was great when we go back might go back again

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Thank CJAYNFAMILY
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to eat, food was excellent, the staff was friendly and took great care of us. The food was cooked to order, didn't take long to get our food. Will definitely be back!!!!

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Thank Malissa C
ElGatoNegroNola, Office Assistant at El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Malissa C., thank you for this amazing review. We can't wait to have you back. See you soon! More 

Albany, New York
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the Texano burrito--very tasty and flavorful. The spicing was perfect. The chips and salsa were also really good. Great service and a great little lunch spot.

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Thank Joanne K
ElGatoNegroNola, Office Assistant at El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Joanna K., thank you for your review. We hope we will see you again soon! More 

Miami, Florida
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there one night late - They were very attentive. even put latin music on . The nachos were god and the tequils and MICHELADA beer .Good place to go .. a little pricey for what they offer

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Thank Betty A
ElGatoNegroNola, Office Assistant at El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Betty A., thank you for your review and feedback. We are glad you enjoyed everything and we strive hard to keep costs down and still provide our guests with the most delicious and freshest ingredients. More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall good food but not at the top of my list. Ambience was good for New Orleans. Charged for 2nd round of chips and salsa which I thought was weird. Nice staff and attentive.

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Thank Jeff C
ElGatoNegroNola, Office Assistant at El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and feedback Jeff C. More 

Alberta, Canada
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12 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place for a Margarita list!!!! They have it all. The food was great the service was even better. We had a group of six, after the conference we need food and drinks. We happen to come across this awesome place and would go back in a heart beat.

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Thank neilr107
ElGatoNegroNola, Office Assistant at El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you neilr107 for this great review. We are glad you all enjoyed everything and can't wait to see you next time! More 

Reading, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town for the American Heart Association and stopped here for lunch. What a find, our son visited twice in 5 days. Check out the tacos with cheese and mushrooms. Mushrooms were so good we ordered more after our first taco. If you like Coca Cola, try it at this restaurant, bottled in Mexico, same great taste.

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Thank bltc1976
ElGatoNegroNola, Office Assistant at El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you bltc1976 for your review and joining us while you were in town! We hope to see you again next time! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate hear before heading to our cemetery tour and it was great. I had the steak burrito and my friend had the veggie tacos and they were so delicious. I've gone to so many Mexican restaurant and have to say that this is one of the top ones when it came to the food. The drinks and customer service... More 

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Thank Gaby M
ElGatoNegroNola, Office Assistant at El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Gaby M., thank you for much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed everything and appreciate your feedback! Please come see us again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American, Spanish, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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