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The velvet Cactus

Lakeview
Mexican
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6300 Argonne Blvd., Harrison & Argonne Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124
504-301-2083
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Not just your typical Mexican restaurant

This place is awesome and I've already suggested it to friends on many occasions... Never a negative word! They've got the most unique selections on their menu-- healthy options, too! A great place to go out with friends, take a date, or even bring the family. Make sure you ask about the Chef's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Ellie Y
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Metairie, Louisiana
Good for:
  • Late Night
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Metairie, Louisiana
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This place is awesome and I've already suggested it to friends on many occasions... Never a negative word! They've got the most unique selections on their menu-- healthy options, too! A great place to go out with friends, take a date, or even bring the family. Make sure you ask about the Chef's Special taco!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This establishment has it all. Great food, great service and great, fun atmosphere. Try the crawfish appetizer, it's superb. Highly recommended.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

yeah u rite get da chef's tacos or anything is basically good lots o tequila good margs i like um on da rocks but hey dats your pref... dawlin...... chef always has a chef taco of the day or week whateve they good simple tasty yummy go for lunch walk round city park before or after or hit the park... More 

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New Orleans area
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Tried to get into this place before but it was always too crowded. Went yesterday during a parade and walked right in. The service was great. Very attentive wait staff. The menu was a bit confusing but was explained well by our waiter/server. The salsa was excellent. Very good flavor with a slight smoky undertone. Be warned, if you order... More 

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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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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
Senior Contributor
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
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6300 Argonne Blvd., Harrison & Argonne Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Lakeview
  • Neighborhood: Lakeview
  • Phone Number: 504-301-2083

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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

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