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El Gato Negro

52 King Street, Manchester M2 4LY, England
+44 161 694 8585
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb skewers” (76 reviews)
“tapas” (420 reviews)
“octopus” (75 reviews)
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Spanish, Bar, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
52 King Street, Manchester M2 4LY, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing tapas in a nice area of Manchester, we ordered a selection of nine dishes for three of us which was perhaps too much but it was fantastic! Would highly recommend the Manchego with bittersweet figs and the spiced aubergine, the tortilla was also very...More

Thank Vashka76
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Delicious tapas, open kitchen on the first floor makes for a lively and interesting dining experience. Salt cod croquettes were awesome

Thank IanC940
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very nice restaurant serving delicious food. The staff are very good and you are made very we!come. We ordered too many dishes but ate them all! Highly recommended.

Thank severus2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

We love tapas but I was disappointed by this restaurant. To start with it is not really set up like a tapas bar - there is nothing remotely Spanish about it. That would be fine if the food was OK but it was not great....More

Thank jonnie c
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came here last weekend, the food was lovely but slow to come. I understand tapas takes more time but one of the members of the party ended up waiting 40 minutes for any of his food to come. Also felt we were rushed out a...More

Thank AGlover10
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just a brief one, popped in here following a recommendation from a friend. Probably worth booking but managed to get a table (lucky) at the last minute. Staff are attentive, knowledgeable and super polite. So the food, well just awesome, we had about 7-8 dishes...More

Thank Anon23
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited for a birthday meal as two female friends on a Saturday night but were seated on the top floor, which appears more for couples and lacks the atmosphere of the first two floors. I imagine it’s lovely in the summer when the roof...More

Thank BecNorthWest
Reviewed 6 days ago

Its the first time we have visited but it will not be the last, of that I know for sure, the 4 of us who dined here will be back again as individual couples and also as a group again. We had been told before...More

Thank Denise W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food in El Gato Negro is amazing with a wide selection of Tapas I highly recommend it if you are looking for that Spanish feel. The food is perfect to share between yourself and the person or people that you are there with. My...More

Thank Athina E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit here often and the food and service is always amazing. Ideal place for a romantic night or to go with friends and family. If you can book chef's table then do as this is a real treat watching the food being cooked and...More

Thank Kat H
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Questions & Answers
16 July 2018|
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Response from JBH1975 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry i took ages to reply. Look for cheapside just off kings street. Disabled parking on there but few mins walk from restaurant.
20 January 2018|
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Response from Steve H | Reviewed this property |
The menu is available on their website.
23 November 2017|
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Response from Alan C | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is -family tables available and various seat settings upstairs too
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$78
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 King Street, Manchester M2 4LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 694 8585
Award-winning city centre tapas restaurant and bar. Serving seasonally-influenced dishes, inspired by modern Spanish cuisine.
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