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El Gato Negro in Lakeview


In Lakeview, the Spanish restaurant Madrid closed, and its address was quickly converted into a second location for the Mexican restaurant El Gato Negro (300 Harrison Ave., 488-0107; This new El Gato Negro has the same menu as its French Quarter counterpart (81 French Market Place, 525-9752), with tacos and burritos alongside more ambitious seafood and meat entrees. There's also a bar with an extensive margarita and mojito selection. It's the second Mexican restaurant to open on Harrison in recent months, preceded by the Velvet Cactus (917 Harrison Ave., 301-2083;

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