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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 #474 of 1,608 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
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: City Park
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: City Park
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 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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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
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84 reviews 84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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