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El Gato Sports Bar & Restaurant

976 Marine Drive, Ramsgate 4285, South Africa
+27 39 314 9420
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good28%
  • Average24%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible17%
30 Jun 2017
8 Feb 2017
“Used to be brilliant”
Restaurant Hours
Bar, European, Portuguese
$$ - $$$
976 Marine Drive, Ramsgate 4285, South Africa
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

we popped in for lunch and had the deep fried calamari heads with chips----reasonably priced and ok as a pub meal but certainly not restaurant standard--ok if you are just popping in for a quick bite

Thank bradleybdpw
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Tonight was a trying of a restaurant never been to. The waitress new all the specials and the food was excellent.. Good try! Prices are too good to be true...

1  Thank Aaltjie
Reviewed 9 February 2017

El Gato used to serve fantastic crab curry, but closed about 2 years ago. Delighted when we saw it open again in July 16, but to no avail, most items were not available on the menu, and beers weren't all available either. Tried again in...More

Thank DaveK2016-JHB
Reviewed 23 January 2017

The El Gato restaurant has changed ownership a couple of times since we started going there a few years ago. It is more of a local drinking hole than a restaurant, although we have had some good meals there. On one occasion, just after Christmas,...More

Thank PaulDJohannesburg
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Simple with average food. Could be re-done into a sweet little spot. Toilets are OK but need attention. Food average and service slow (common on the south coast). Fine for a quick pop in simple meal.

Thank U2510LPjamesl
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Popped in to order 5 chicken burgers which took nearly an hour to prepare. Food was good but not many people would wait that long. Will think twice next time. But easily fixed....

Thank NEIL P
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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Undercooked Portuguese peri peri chicken a disappointment and very very plain prego with nothing to recommend it except a fresh roll

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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

For those who dont wanna drive. This place is a shadow of its former self now, still pleasant for a dink if you dont wanna drive far. Tends to have a rowdy bar crowd. Has so much unrealized potential.

Thank Debra K
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Once again the ownership has changed at El Gatos and a few of the old staff had been brought back but its quiet there. Mondays they are closed for business and the once colorful sign boards with great chalk art letting people know of all...More

Thank Leilane J
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Nothing Portuguese about the food. Dry chicken, waiter slow and she also brought our bottle of wine already opened to the table (it was a cork top) and the wine was a sweet red inside and not like the label said "dry red" ? Not...More

1  Thank Mariaan B
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 976 Marine Drive, Ramsgate 4285, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Ramsgate
  • Phone Number: +27 39 314 9420
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