El Gato Negro


Feb 04


Feb 05



So, maybe you didn’t exactly come to New Orleans with Mexican food in mind, but don’t let that discourage you from trying El Gato Negro.

El Gato Negro just a hop, skip and a jump from The Mercantile Hotel. As soon as you are seated, you will be welcomed with free chips and salsa. Joseph, the Assistant Manager, came through with a recommendation to help take our chip dipping experience to the next level.

“You really have to try our guacamole,” he says. “It’s all prepared fresh tableside.”

And “fresh” is an understatement. Enjoy the show as your server cuts open whole avocados and spoons them out into a mixing bowl with all of the ingredients–a delicious treat that is worth the wait!

The guacamole isn’t the only thing that is fresh at El Gato Negro. Joseph spoke to us about the mission.

“Our goal is to make sure everyone leaves feeling full and healthy. That’s why everything we use, from our food to our margaritas, is always fresh.”

El Gato Negro

And the quality of the protein at El Gato Negro something to be admired. 

“Juan, the owner, buys all of his beef from Braveheart,” says Joseph. “It’s all vegetarian fed cattle and we’re the only place in New Orleans that uses it.” 

So, it’s no surprise that the most popular item on the menu is the fajitas. 

“Everyone keeps coming back for our fajitas,” says Joseph. 

Juan is going the extra mile to deliver a truly authentic experience by making his own tequila. 

“Juan grows his own agave on his farm in Mexico for his tequila,” says Joseph.

Start your Big Easy vacation off the right way at El Gato Negro.

El Gato Negro is located at 800 S Peters St. For more information, visit their website.