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Original Johnny's Kitchen

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717 Grand Ave, Las Vegas, NM 87701-4516
505-454-1769
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 26
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  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A favorite stop on the road to Santa Fe

We always try to arrange a stop at Johnny's Mexican Kitchen on the drive down through New Mexico, no matter what time of day! Classic homestyle Mexican food, fast and friendly service, and a bargain. Everything's good, but try the huevos rancheros or the quesadilla and you won't be sorry. It looks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2015
verdesci
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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

What a great breakfast we had! I order huevos rancheros most of the time for breakfast and I was NOT disappointed at all. Very nicely flavored green and red sauce. We know we have a place to stop and eat in Las Vegas! The young man that waited on us was very nice. I was sick and he kept bringing... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We always try to arrange a stop at Johnny's Mexican Kitchen on the drive down through New Mexico, no matter what time of day! Classic homestyle Mexican food, fast and friendly service, and a bargain. Everything's good, but try the huevos rancheros or the quesadilla and you won't be sorry. It looks like a dive but it's been in business... More 

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azcattman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

After spending the night in LVNM (Super 8 is the place to stay here, believe it or not) headed out looking for a McD breakfast at best, spotted Johnnys and thank goodness I pulled in. It was a little past the breakfast rush, place was about half full of locals, service was quick and food arrived in a short time.... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is, hands down, my favorite Mexican restaurant in all of New Mexico. It has the best red sauce I’ve ever had. It also has consistently good breakfasts and lunches. It’s also right off the highway so you can visit on the way to or back from other trips. I’ve had huevos rancheos, burritos, enchiladas with eggs, they have this... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Waitress was very nice. Food: cold, and appeared as if was reheated old frozen dinner. Lettuce gray and slimy. Plate was cool as well. In edible. cheese not melted, , chicken looked like it had been made earlier and reheated ( maybe microwaved) Tasted sour. One bite,paid and left. Maybe breakfast is great? This was dinner on a Saturday night?... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The food is exceptional. One of the best meals/breakfast, I have ever eaten! The portions are plentiful. We had eggs over-easy, covered deliciously, with red and green chile. Everything, was cooked to perfection! We stopped in, traveling on the way to Santa Fe, on vacation. Johnny's Kitchen, is a Jewel of a find. Excellent Value--and great waitstaff. An excellent choice!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Came from Texas. In Las Vegas, went there for lunch. After waiting 20 minutes to even be acknowledged, we left. Service AWFUL!!!!÷

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Sapulpa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We were tired and just wanted to get home when we saw Johnny's sign for the Las Vegas breakfast special. Decided for $4.25 it couldn't be worse than quickie burger drive through breakfast so we gave it a shot. EXCELLENT CALL!!!! Fresh, home cooked breakfast and plenty to fill us up for a 10 hour car ride. We make it... More 

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Southlake
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Nice place. Great local flair with a spectacular breakfast, The Las Vegas Breakfast. The best value for a big breakfast in the state.

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McKinney, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The coffee was fantastic and the food was delicious. Every employee that we spoke with was very friendly. The portions were large and a great value for the price. Ramon, our server, provided friendly service and never let our cups go empty.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 717 Grand Ave, Las Vegas, NM 87701-4516
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Las Vegas
  • Phone Number: 505-454-1769

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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