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Original Johnny's Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern, American
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717 Grand Ave, Las Vegas, NM 87701-4516
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Trabuco Canyon, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't let the exterior or the lack of parking fool you! This place is worth stopping for. It has a quirky, fun interior with plenty of seating and friendly wait staff. Food was fast and well prepared. Really generous portions. Can't say enough about it.

Thank Anonymous855
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off here while traveling back home. It's a quaint, family-owned restaurant. The food was delicious. Both red chile and green chile was delicious. Two thumbs up for Original Johnny's Kitchen!

Thank Chris C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Carne Adovada is our favorite New Mexican dish (pork simmered in red chile for those who do not know). There is a spectrum of the chile hotness from "meh" to "oh my God that is hot". Theirs is just right - warm enough to be really tasty but not so much as to burn your mouth off. Order it with... More 

Thank Bern666
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

We picked this restaurants based on the reviews. The food was great, with a friendly atmosphere and its location is right off the freeway. We tried a stuffed sopapilla which was awesome. We ended our meal with more sopapillas covered in honey. We will definitely eat here again.

Thank WDW2011
Norman, Oklahoma
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Here is a simple restaurant in a nice little town. I have eaten here many times now through the years and I always get great New Mexican style food with good service and a pleasant atmosphere. I usually get something yummy smothered in their green chili. I can't say it's the best green chili I have ever eaten but it... More 

Thank radworks
Fort Lupton, Colorado
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were passing through and decided to stop here for breakfast. Wow, excellent meal and great customer service. The staff was very courteous, friendly and hardly no waiting for our meal. The restaurant was packed but they were definitely ready for a large crowd. The green chile, eggs with chorizo and potatoes was the best I've ever... More 

Thank Alicia R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Johnny's is definately a spot that you need to try, whether you are an NM native or just passing through, just stop there. The staff is friendly , service is quick and the food is delicious. They have all of the NM favorites such as stuffed sopapillas, burritos, carne adovada, red and green chile sauce.

Thank Sal S
Victoria, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

A friend had eaten here on a previous visit to Las Vegas, and had posted a photo of their meal. I'm a sucker for food photos, so we found Johnny's and went in prepared for a mediocre meal. Let me warn you that the place isn't fancy, but it is clean, and the food was exceptional. It was apparent that... More 

Thank Terry S
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Seemed to take awhile to prepare our food. Maybe that is because it was prepared after we ordered. Waitress was very friendly. Just seemed it was a little lacking in flavor and spice.

Thank E M
Marsta, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

Al things happen for a reason...and today's reason was to serendipitously find a good restaurant with pleasant staff, tasty meals, walls full of Southwest history...and a good silencer for my noisy stomach after a day in the mountains. Great place to have a heart warming stomach filling meal...plus some sopapillas with honey which are a good topper for a good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?