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El Gato Negro Restaurant Review: Almost every ethnicity is represented in the French Quarter restaurant collection, but there are surprisingly few Mexican establishments. Not until El Gato Negro opened its doors could any of them rightfully call themselves “authentic.” Innovations include an industrial-strength tangerine margarita, just one of the many flavors ranging from pineapple to satsuma to carrot juice. These along with mojitos serve as a prelude to traditional tacos, fajitas, quesadillas, enchiladas, tamales and burritos. The adventurous will take the spicy leap to sautéed red snapper with a creamy pico de gallo or the grilled chicken with real mole sauce made with chocolate, cinnamon and pecan. This may be the only place in town where you may order lobster claw meat in your fajitas and fresh poblano peppers stuffed with Louisiana crawfish. Try a weekend breakfast of fiery huevos con chorizo and then walk right across the street to the open-air flea market. For dessert, look no further than the tres leches cake. Also located at 300 Harrison Ave., 504-488-0107.