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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Food good enough, atmosphere fantastic.

Driving to Santa Fe on I-25 on a Sunday, we got off in Las Vegas, and thought maybe everyone had been abducted by aliens. No one anywhere, and then we saw Johnny's, that's where everyone was. Average southwestern food, but extraordinary atmosphere, it was almost like time travel. We had chili... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Miriahm D
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Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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298 reviews 298 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Driving to Santa Fe on I-25 on a Sunday, we got off in Las Vegas, and thought maybe everyone had been abducted by aliens. No one anywhere, and then we saw Johnny's, that's where everyone was. Average southwestern food, but extraordinary atmosphere, it was almost like time travel. We had chili rellenos prepared differently and with a different pepper than... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We had breakfast- I had chicken fried steak, he had chili relleno omelette. Both were yummy. The service was fantastic and friendly. The potatoes were out of this world. I would go out of my way to eat here again.

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Greeley, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Best food we had in 4 days of driving thru New Mexico. Green Chile is fantastic. Posole is great! Even the taco was original and very good. Wish I could have tried the whole menu. I had chicken burrito and it was exactly as I had hoped for. It's a local little dive but this place cranks out great food.... More 

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Colorado
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100 reviews 100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We pulled off the highway for a quick lunch and, after a cruise up the LV main drag, we decided to go native and hit the local Johnny's Mexican Kitchen. The place was jammin' at the lunch hour; filled with what looked to be a lot of locals and that's always a good sign. For the most part the food... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We eat here every time we go to Las Vegas. Green Chile is spicy but not painfully hot. Excellent old time atmosphere.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We go here every year when traveling route66 and every year we have a great breakfast in a nice place with friendly staff. Recommendable food!

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Near Dallas Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

This is a laid back kind of place. They got me in with their "breakfast special" sign, and I'm so glad they did. The food had the best red chili sauce of my whole trip and the service was very attentive--they are NOT going to let your coffee cup go dry!

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Las Vegas, NV
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Lots of locals, good food. Loved the chicken chile it will put some fire in your life! I usually try to get there at least once when in Las Vegas.

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Las Vegas, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Johnny's has become so well appreciated by the members of our church it has become our after church gathering place on Sunday mornings. Always a great special available or order off the menu. Friendly staff and a good atmosphere mixed with great food makes this a place to eat.

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Lancaster, Ohio
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132 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

If a friendly staff, lots of locals and walls filled with interesting historical items were all that counted, this would be a fine place to pull up a chair. But the food is no more than average. Tasty but over-salted posole. Pretty good, but fairly mild red. An over-priced, open-face burger plate ($10) where the green chile was all but... More 

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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

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