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The velvet Cactus

6300 Argonne Blvd., Harrison & Argonne Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124 (City Park)
504-301-2083
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Ranked #514 of 1,604 restaurants in New Orleans
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: City Park
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: City Park
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English first
New Orleans, Louisiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 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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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I guess we lucked out while in New Orleans and Bay St Louis to find such great restaurants. On our last day before heading to the airport, we happened upon The Velvet Cactus in the Lakeside area near a huge park. The margaritas were epic and I could only take one, followed by a taco filled with everything good -... More

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West Warwick, Rhode Island
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The velvet cactus has great drinks, good food, and a friendly staff. It's always packed when I go do come in early. I think it's a bit pricy... A quesadilla and margarita cost $15 not including tip. But for New Orleans not being a Mexican city I'd say this restaurant pretty dang close to authentic.

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Pass Christian, Ms.
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We were taken to this Lakeview restaurant for lunch by friends who had been there several times. I was impressed by the eclectic decorations and the walled in outdoor patio. It reminded me very much of the House of Blues decorations. As for food we all ordered the Fajitas with one couple ordering chicken and the other steak. Sides were... More

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La Place
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99 reviews 99 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The Velvet Cactus has a simply beautiful exterior and interior. I ordered the Two Beef Enchiladas With Two Sides Plate ($12.99), which came with some pretty good Chips & Salsa appetizer, three beef enchiladas, cheesy grits, drunken beans (cooked with Dos Equis beer), shredded lettuce, a big glob of sour cream, and lots of sliced jalepeno peppers. It was all... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I come here often & love it. Tonight was very busy, of course. We were quoted 30 min wait time. 40 mins pass so I ask Scott what the status of our name on the books is..he says oh, I thought it was crossed off, I'll seat you now. No apology, no concern, no nothing. If I hadn't approached the... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Was taken to this neighbourhood restaurant by family when visiting in December 2013. It was a busy Thursday night and people were seated both inside and out. We were asked for our preference and opted to eat indoors and after about 10 minutes we were shown to a table. It was happy hour and we enjoyed the upsized margaritas. Chips... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great neighborhood place. I go here regularly. Food is always good. Good margaritas too. The patio is nice as well as the general atmosphere.

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Lacombe, Louisiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The atmosphere was nice but the chairs were not wiped off before we were seated. The wait staff was very nice. The food was good.

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