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El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant

) #114 of 1,538 Restaurants in New Orleans $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Latin
81 French Market Pl, New Orleans, LA 70116-2617
+1 504-525-9752
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (79 reviews)
“tacos” (74 reviews)
“pineapple” (30 reviews)
Closes in 7 min
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
81 French Market Pl, New Orleans, LA 70116-2617
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1 - 10 of 548 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

the food was excellent and the service even better! I highly recommend the mango pineapple margarita, delicious!

Thank cnotardonato
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the fresh guacamole prepared tableside with fresh crunchy tortilla chips as our appetizer, then ordered separate entrees. I got the fish taco which was very good with large chunks of grilled fish and at a very ready price! The house margarita was also...More

Thank RiverlanGone
Reviewed 1 week ago

Super impressed by the large portions and the deliciousness of the meal. The server was happy to accomidate our large party and the food arrived quickly!

Thank Nicole H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food but for tacos and burritos it gets very pricey when you have to add on your toppings. Figure $8 tacos and $14 burritos. We had a party of 4 with no drinks and it was a $70 lunch

Thank bmaz04
ElGatoNegroNola, Assistant at El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review bmaz04. We diligent keep our pricing in line with the quality and freshness of the products we use. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A coworker and I stumbled onto this place as it was two blocked from our hotel (Hilton Garden ain't). We weren't disappointed. The restaurant was full so ate at the bar. Bartender was great. Greeted us immediately with chips and salsa. We settled on house...More

1  Thank Ronda O
ElGatoNegroNola, Assistant at El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Ronda O., we appreciate your kind words and we hope to see you again!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Must try the lobster claw tacos! They also have outstanding margaritas in unusual flavors. If you do not finish your drink, you can take it to go!

Thank stanleyturner1
ElGatoNegroNola, Assistant at El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you stanleyturner1 for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your tacos! Please come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 11 June 2017

Stopped in on a recommendation of friends, but were disappointed. We did like to Lime Marguerites, and the Guacamole Dip (which is made tableside). As a side note the portion is HUGE, so if it is only 2 eating you may want to split your...More

Thank Sherpa2286
ElGatoNegroNola, Assistant at El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and feedback Sherpa2286. We strive for excellence and I am sorry to hear that your food came out cold. It definitely should have not been sent out to you that way. Thank you and we hope to see you again!

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Really nice service and great really fresh Mexican cuisine. Love the guacamole done at the table. Burito's were great too. Had a nice red sangria which went down well but didn't get near the excellent array of tequilas

Thank Viviane B
ElGatoNegroNola, Assistant at El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Thank you Viviane B for your kind review. We hope that you will join us again soon.

Reviewed 3 June 2017

We went here for a quick dinner. Service wasn't overly friendly, but was reasonably fast and the food was very good and reasonably priced. Great margarita options that were unique and delicious

Thank DrNic1144
ElGatoNegroNola, Assistant at El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

DrNic1144, thank you for this review and feedback. We strive to have friendly, fast and courtesy service. We will be speaking to our team about this. Thank you again for letting us know.

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Just wanted to say it was just simply fantastic! Being from Las Cruces NM where the Mexican food is to die for, the food here was outstanding! Service was excellent, Julie was wonderful! The guacamole was as good if not better then La Posta! Yum....More

1  Thank Lon D
ElGatoNegroNola, Assistant at El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Thank you Lon D for this amazing review. So happy to hear you enjoyed yourself! Please come join us 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
5 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, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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