El Gato Negro

7 ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
100% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
300 Harrison Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70124

Top Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I went in with high expectations and left with a stomach ache. The stomach ache passed fairly quickly so it must have just been a bit of CC. The really disappointing part was the bland and totally uninteresting enchilada and margarita that I had. I really wanted to love this place. Sigh.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

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?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Not celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Mexican is always a go to for me and this was no exception! Homemade corn tortillas were to die for and huge portions! A little pricey for Mexican but definitely worth the money!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Must go authentic Mexican food delicious. I’ve eaten there several times never any trouble just don’t order anything fried in batter

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant

Photos


Add a photo

More Reviews


Not celiac

Overall Rating

Review


So good! Huge gluten free menu. Excellent wait staff and fantastic food. My non-gf husband said best fajitas he's ever had and that is saying a lot! If we lived here we'd be regulars.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Great food!!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Not celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I’m not celiac but I suffer extreme symptoms from being glutened. They have a knowledge of gluten-free. The fajitas were amazing! Just know that the Mexican rice has gluten.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Separate gluten-free menu

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


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-contamination?

— 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

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

— Excellent

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


99% of the menu is gluten free, all tortilla chips were gluten free from a dedicated fryer, the waiter Tony, was super freindly and knowledgable. Very careful about cross contamination.

Not celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Separate GF menu, and the burritos were pretty tasty.

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Very large menu, knowledgeable staff. Complimentary chips and salsa are fried off-site in a dedicated fryer, according to manager.

For my meal, I had chicken quesadilla with rice and beans. Very, very good.

Also, location is fantastic!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

More Info