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El Gato Negro

26 ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu
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17 ratings

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800 S Peters St
New Orleans, LA 70130

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Celiac

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The style of food, using majority of corn based, enables there to be PLENTY of gluten free options, aside from FLOUR tortillas which, last time we went, were no longer being used

AMAZING AND INCREDIBLY FLAVORFUL FOOD! This was not on my "approved" list for gluten free before traveling down to New Orleans, but when our first place plans fell through El Gato Negro saved the day! It had great reviews, so we decided to give it a go - and I am SO glad we did!

We sat in the cute outdoor patio area, just the two of us, which made it feel like a private date - our waitress was super informative and let me know I could have pretty much everything BUT the flour tortillas, which they don't use currently, bonus perk for me. Complimentary chips and salsa greet you as you mull over what to order...(again GF!).

I went for the pork fajitas, which were served SIZZLING with a medley of fire roasted/charred veggies and SO much flavor, along with a side of rice, lettuce, tomatoes (no beans for me!) and sour cream. I loved my meal so much I didn't even NEED to put them in the fajitas it came with!

A MUST TRY !

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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Celiac

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Had an amazing shrimp burrito! It was very flavorful! I had 2 margaritas too! The waitress was very clear on what i could and couldn’t eat. Very pleasant and tasty meal!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Such great food! Come because it's amazing, and it just happens to be GF. And this is from a hardcore celiac.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • None Listed

Categories

  • Kid Friendly
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant

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They not skimp on the meat. This is chicken and pork. Another day I got steak tacos
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I had a skirt steak burrito. Large and good. No I’ll effects. I was a bit concerned after reading the recent bad review and our waitress seemed a bit flaky. Didn’t try the chips due to the other review. —I went here twice more and tried the tacos—chicken, pork and steak. Also fabulous and they don’t skimp on the meat. Very close to the convention center so if you are there for a conference it is a great find. I never tried the chips because of the other review. I was told they were gf but I never inquired further. The regular food was more than enough to eat.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I don’t know WHY people say this is celiac safe, all wheat and GF are cooked on the same grill. The staff was very open it all comes from the same fryer. GF options but NOT celiac safe

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Spicy good Mexican food. I had the trio enchilada meal of cheese, chicken and beef and they were all great. Great staff too. Don’t miss out on a friendly little gem of a place!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Such great food! Corn tortillas were delicious!

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Have a GF menu. Lots of options. Our first dining experience in Nola. I would go back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Great choice of menu items including corn soft tortillas. Delicious lobster tail & prawn options. Chicken & pulled pork good too. Corn chips free on arrival are also gf.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Quite a few yummy options from tacos to enchiladas to ceviche

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Great food and friendly, knowledgeable staff. The chips as others have said, are safe to eat. Definitely recommend

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Great lunch of enchiladas here. The server was helpful about what menu items were gf. The chips and salsa they bring out first are edible for coeliacs! Good size portions. Left very satisfied.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Symptomatic Celiac

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They have a very impressive GF menu, and the server was knowledgeable. Chips are safe, so enjoy. Tons of fancy tequilas to make any margarita you can imagine too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Yes, wonderful Mexican food! I had the enchiladas.

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Symptomatic Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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So yummy! Chips are GF and the staff is very helpful!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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The waiter was had was horrible. Could barely speak English but food was good. Had a gf menu which I was really happy about. Homemade tortillas too. Didn’t get sick. Just get a different waiter. Wouldn’t come back due to him being so bad. Oh and don’t get the sangrias. Was horrible!

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Celiac

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Has a gluten free menu, but waiter was not knowledgeable about celiac or gluten free modifications.

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Gluten Intolerant

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Extensive GF menu - staff very aware of GF items and preparation

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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This place was awesome. They do have a GF menu and the service was excellent.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Service was awesome, food was so so. We had the Guacamole and chicken, pork, beef, and steak tacos.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Everything was saved by an observant staff member. Initial part of the night was perfect. Ordered the food and we were given the wrong tortillas, but the food runner noticed the mistake when she delivered the food. The mistake was quickly resolved and we had a lively meal. I highly recommend a visit.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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They have a GF menu and are very knowledgeable. They make their own corn tortillas and they are delicious! They put the tacos toppings in separate dishes so you can make add them yourself. It was empty but we're so glad we went!

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Reviews of this Chain

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***WE DO HAVE GLUTEN FREE MENU ****

El gato negro offers gluten free menu ! Ask your server available at Gretna 301 Huey P Long Ave Gretna, LA 70053 United States (504)354-9593

Lake view Location:

300 Harrison Ave New Orleans, LA 70124 United States (504)488-0107

French quarter:

81 French Market Pl New Orleans, LA 70116 United States (504)525-9752

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Celiac

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Had a great experience! Very knowledgeable server and only 3 gluten items on the menu! I was told the flour tortillas, the queso, and the mole have gluten. Was told the chips are safe as they’re not fried with anything gluten but as a general rule, I don’t eat this. I get a grilled salmon salad there, and asked to be sure there were no croutons etc. Was told they don’t use croutons. I asked about the grill area and cross contact with flour tortillas and she said that the tortillas are in a separate area. I’ve eaten this meal at 2 of their locations with no problems. The cocktails - many to choose from and mostly tequila or mezcal but I opted for a rum mojito and the ingredients were all fresh and GF. This place is pricier than other Mexican restaurants in the area but it’s higher end food and worth it. Very short drive across the river from downtown New Orleans and across from a farmers market on Saturdays 8am to noon. I went for lunch. Very quaint area near the river.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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Our server has a really hard time understanding gluten-free, and tried to tell us that beer was gluten-free (queso dip has some). I was brought flour tortillas instead of corn. They were replaced with the same meat that has been on the flour, and I didn’t want to complain more, so I stupidly ate them. Of course I got ill. My celiac friend got corn tortillas from the start and was fine, since we avoided the queso debacle.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Celiac

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Always delicious!

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Across from the tail end of the French Market (opposite end of cafe du monde). Our sever was really nice and helpful. They offer corn tortillas, so everything can be made gf except queso dip. Table side guac was delicious. The CHIPS are GF ! Such a treat :) veggie options available.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

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