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El Gatto Negro

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Tasty tapas

Good menu, tasty dishes. Service was a bit erratic at times and they didn’t have a great choice for... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2019
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good food, good coffee!

Great food and great coffee! Service is a bit slow, but such is life in Nicaragua! Shouldn't be... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
Lisa M
Huntington Beach, California
via mobile
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  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
12 Feb 2019
“Tasty tapas”
2 Mar 2017
“Good food, good coffee!”
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Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

Good menu, tasty dishes. Service was a bit erratic at times and they didn’t have a great choice for alcohol free diners, but it’s an attractive, lively venue and great for a bit of celeb spotting

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Great food and great coffee! Service is a bit slow, but such is life in Nicaragua! Shouldn't be in a rush, it will all get done eventually.....

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Great place to chill out and enjoy a cool drink, read and just relax with some cooling fans in the really colorful atmosphere at El Gato Negro. We needed a break from sightseeing and this was a great bookstore / cafe to do it in!

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Marianne S
Reviewed 7 December 2016

So I think I reviewed the coffee shop at El Gato Negro previously. This is a classic used bookstore and coffee shop that is modeled after a lot of the coffee shops and bookstores you find on the west coast. Its a great little placed,...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank John M
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

El Gatto Negro is a great concept. I love the idea, the menu, the ingredients, the space and the overall attempt to bring something special to the area However it's greatly lacking in service. I've visited multiple times only to be ignored by service staff...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank aydrianac
Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

Solid brunch food. Chill patio in the back. Pricing aren't cheap but for the quality it's worth a try. French toast was great

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank zpowers
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Well.... In a nutshell, the establishment is awesome, but the staff are not. From the outside, the happy little purple shop appears to be the perfect place to bring your laptop and hang out, or to choose a book from their large library, and hang...More

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank mindythelion
Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

I was looking forward to the coffee at El Gato Negro, thinking with such a cozy looking place, beans roasted on site and a beautiful espresso machine, the coffee had to be good. I was sadly mistaken. The ladies making the drinks gave the impression...More

2  Thank Baju214
Reviewed 10 January 2015

This place has the best coffee in town, and their breakfast food is quite good (though all on the carby side). My only frustration was the service. Some days it was neither good nor bad, other days you wondered how you could have offended the...More

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank markgN5831BO
Reviewed 10 October 2013

This is a quirky little cafe, make sure that you try the amazing brownie. During our stay we sampled a number tasty bagel combinations. Their smoothies are also really delicious.

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank Slothie01
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