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El Gato Sports Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, Portuguese, European, Pub
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976 Marine Drive, Ramsgate 4285, South Africa
+27 39 314 9420
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Clarens, South Africa
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327 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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
Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 January 2017 Closed :(( Hope they get it right because the Crab Curry was to... More 

Thank DaveK2016-JHB
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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, we were served our drinks, but when we placed our food order, we were told... More 

Thank PaulDJohannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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 the specials, have also gone and it is just not the same.

Thank Leilane J
Durban, South Africa
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 worth a visit!

1 Thank Mariaan B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I cannot understand why the new owners have continued with the same name " El Gato's portuguese restaurant" there is nothing portuguese about this place!! If I want a chicken burger I will go to Mc Donalds. I went with my sister and a few friends, the music was so loud I had to shout at the top of my... More 

1 Thank godcilla

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Portuguese, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?