Advance reservations are encouraged at peak times.
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
About El Gato Negro Tapas
El Gato Negro is an award-winning tapas restaurant and bar in an historic converted three storey town house on King Street, in the heart of Manchester city centre.
Founder/chef patron Simon Shaw and his team creates seasonally-influenced dishes, combining modern and traditional Spanish flavours and techniques while taking inspiration and ingredients from closer to home. Our food is perfectly complemented by a superbly-chosen range of Spanish wines, sherries, spirits, tonics, beers and cocktails.
Nice good. Good atmosphere
Came her with my partner for lunch on Sunday, we ordered around 7 dishes and 2 sangrias! Everything was perfect and delicious. However the prawn in our seafood rice wasn’t exactly fresh, it was a bit mushy but overall food was amazing! Will definitely come back to try other things on the menu.
Wasn't impressed with the vegetarian options.
Excellent food service and atmosphere
Food was excellent and the service was both friendly and efficient. Waitress very helpful when i explained a prawn allergy, advising on what to avoid and also having another dish cooked specially so i could still eat it. Would definitely recommend. Minor complaint was that both our coffees were lukewarm, but apart from that, flawless.
All was great, although myself and my party had visited the Ripponden restaurant a few years back, and we all noted that the menu choices had since changed, however the standard of food was still very high. The waitress service was somewhat slow - so slow in fact that we had to wait a good 20 minutes for a drink towards the end of the meal, which was a tad frustrating given that we were then asked to vacate our table mid drink for the next party to be seated. We were offered a complimentary coffee, however declined as we were out for a few drinks and decided to move on. Other than the service issue, we had a lovely meal and the food was great.
Excellent food and service as always.
Great service and beautiful food. Cocktails were lush too. Thank you
We felt that we were being processed rather than served by a very business-like waitress. Apart from that everything was fine.
My partner is Spanish and he thought the food was the most authentic he has had in Manchester. Lovely building, atmosphere and service and great food. Thanks for a lovely evening
I had a group of people from Ireland who enjoyed the meal very much. We had a lovely waitress who could not have made the evening any better for us.
We came over from Ripponden West Yorkshire for Birthday celebrations. Highly recommend El Gato. Even though we visited on a busy Sat evening nothing was compromised. Fabulous food, wine & ambience. Excellent service & even got chance to say hello to Simon himself. Top marks , thank you.
Excellent service, really good food and cocktails. Bar area is really nice.
Amazing food, lovely chilled atmosphere
We had a brilliant news night. Food was amazing and venue lovely. Have already recommended it to my family and cannot wait to come again. Thank you for such a lovely night
Great food and service,a little on the exspensive side.The staff are lovely and that really makes a difference to the whole experience.
4th visit, great meal every time
First time visiting Manchester, though we used to visit Ripppnden years ago. Still a great dining experience...
Fantastic as always . Food amazing . Service first class . Amazing atmosphere throughout the restaurant. One of best places in Manchester .
You consistently deliver on service and food. My No.1 choice in Manchester, I’ve always had the best time each visit.