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6300 Argonne Blvd., Harrison & Argonne Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124 (Lakeview)
504-301-2083
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Ranked #533 of 1,644 Restaurants in New Orleans
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: Lakeview
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Dining options: Late Night
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Covington, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Great food, wait staff went above and beyond and the food was to die for. The courtyard is a beautiful touch with the heaters and warm blankets. I would recommend the white sangeria!! yummy if you want a change from their great margarita's

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95 reviews 95 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Went with my wife after a Saints game. Catchy name, but other than that it was sub-par 'Mexican' food. Actually, it was pretty bad, even down to the chips and salsa. For starters, service was fine. Our waitress was very nice and attentive. The chips and salsa...chips were pretty standard out of the bag (probably Sysco), but the salsa was... More 

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Kenner, Louisiana
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It was the first time my family and I had tried the Velvet Cactus. We had stumbled upon the restaurant on another visit and decided to come back and try the restaurant. Overall, the food was good, the service excellent, and it was a nice Sunday-family dinner. As it was Sunday night, we did not make reservations but were seated... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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123 reviews 123 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This was my first visit here and I must say it was a really nice place and enjoyed what I had eat. I had the Mexican Scramble for brunch and it was awesome. The waiter I had (Brent G.) was very attentive and right on with his service. I didn't have to ask for refills and he made sure my... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Love the atmosphere and ambiance. The location is a little small and was crowded on a Sunday afternoon, but it wasn't horrible. Once the rush was over it actually seemed roomy. The food was good. We had appetizers and the nachos were good. The watermelon fresco was a bit over pickled, but overall I would go again.

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Metairie, Louisiana, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Wonderful atmosphere in a very good location. The food was generous and very good. The wait staff was pretty attentive. There was a nice selection on the menu and arrived quickly and hot. Would definitely go there again. Nice outside seating when the weather is a bit cooler.

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McKinney, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I have never had Mexican food in NOLA that I liked. My friends took us here and I had low expectations. I was pleasantly surprised. We all loved it. The atmosphere was awesome as well as our service. The next time we are in NOLA we will return.

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New Orleans, LA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We'd eaten here once before & weren't impressed. Decided to try it again & changed our mind. We both ordered combo platters. Loved grilled fish tacos & grilled vegetable skewers! Will go back!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Wonderful food, great margaritas, and friendly efficient service. Especially try the Watermelon Margarita, not sweet with a slight tang. Yun-O!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great food, great flavor & great service! Best Mexican food in New Orleans. Authentic atmosphere & great outdoor seating. We'll definitely be back!

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Additional Information about The velvet Cactus

Address: 6300 Argonne Blvd., Harrison & Argonne Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124
Phone Number: 504-301-2083
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Lakeview
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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