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O Gato Negro

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Rua Raina s/n, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
+34 981 58 31 05
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 12:30 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 19:30 - 23:00
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114 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a very basic bar which may - or in my case may not - have some seafood available, Senor is a nice chap with a very regular local clientele for his cheap local blanco. It's a tiny place with limited choice. I like local, basic and authentic and I lasted ten minutes. You're either a local, or it's a... More 

Thank David S
Sudbury, Canada
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107 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I stopped in for a drink. it seemed like many locals were popping in. I had the wine. He poured it from a barrel! How cool is that? the place is old in style but I really like that. if I lived here I'd be a regular for sure. The wine was 50 cent for the cup. amazing.

Thank Sudburyismyhome
Barcelona, España
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102 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We just came back from this informal bar. It didn't live up to our expectations, specially after reading positive reviews. It was packed when we arrived and had to wait 30 minutes to sit in a tiny table. Berberechos al vapor were great as well as the pulpo. Camarones really small and overpriced (20€). Really busy and uncomfortable. All for... More 

Thank paquita373
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We are Spanish we has come to this restaurant because it is famous in Santiago. The place is very traditional and looks old but very nice. The only problem is that after quite a while looking the barman serving everybody except us, although we were clearly before them in the line. We left with stupid face and never to return.... More 

Thank Igor S
Timisoara, Romania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We had a wonderful lunch here. Ate octopus and drank the house wine which was recommended to us. Both the octopus and the wine were very good!!! Next time when I'll be in Santiago de Compostela, I will surely eat there again :)

1 Thank Sergiu D
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I don't understand why this place is getting good reviews ... unless I was just unlucky ? Ok so I got the octopus .. it really was one of the worst I've ever had .. It was no tasty at all, small and with too much pepper and salt. I'm sure rubber would be easier to chew ..

Thank TKT15
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

A real taste of the traditional local way to drink wine and eat tapas with friends! No sitting down, pass the dishes around! The wine is served in stone jugs as is the drink cups! Such a wonderful memory of Santiago de Compostela !

Thank Giulianabais
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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126 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

A really local place in a tourist laden town. Very bare decor, we sat on stools on the rear. The food was good. The service was authentic, well prepared and tasty. The service was prompt. Very good value.

Thank DM10468
Rome, Italy
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Super busy all the time but worth the wait for dinner. Locals and tourists alike pack in waiting for a table. Great pulpo and house vino.

Thank BeccaGaltrude
Berkeley, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The meal I ate at O Gato Negro was one of my favorites of the three weeks I spent in Spain. Yes, it can be a bit crowded, but the meal was absolutely worth the wait. The crowd seemed to consist of mostly locals, which is always a good sign! We had padron peppers, cheese, octopus and tarta de Santiago... More 

Thank ktmartin9

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Raina s/n, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Galicia  >  Province of A Coruna  >  Santiago de Compostela
  • Phone Number: +34 981 58 31 05

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?