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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
+1 505-454-1769
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First stop. Won't be the last. We had three different items. Each was delicious. The posole was fabulous. The green chili was quite good, but the red was amazing. The sopapillas were some of the best I've had in years. I'll go back.

Thank Elveta Patrick B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If the local population supports a restaurant, that is a clue for me that it has to be a place to try. Eat there we did and were pleased. The place is clean and quaint. The service was friendly, efficient, and accommodating. The food was tasty, plentiful, and reasonably prices. There was even enough parking on the street for our... More 

Thank Oliveoil49
Hunmanby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As an Englishman of mature years, I have a love for a good fry up or cooked breakfast and here is one you just shouldn't miss in a remote part of New Mexico, for those not familiar with New Mexico this is one of many many remote parts of the state. Bacon, ham, sausage, eggs how you like them, chili... More 

Thank Bactonature
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Las Vegas NM is a dusty little town in the middle of nowhere NM and this is a bright spot with beyond excellent food & great service! I think the original owner passed away as I noticed that the decor in the bathrooms had changed out, but other than that, A+ all the way! I *always* make it a point... More 

Thank HomeBodyCO
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We were wanting to experience authentic Mexican cuisine on our travels. Stopped on a late Saturday afternoon. The chili rellano pepper was the worst ever. It was small and tasted terrible. The fajitas had very little meat and were overcooked and only came with two tortillas. I couldn't use enough salt to freshen the taste. Very bland. Usually chips and... More 

Thank Donna R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

This family run restaurant has served the same great food at a great price for as long as I have been passing by (40+ years) You just can't beat the place for a tasty well price meal while on the road.. I bet we have eaten here over 100 time. Never a bad meal never a bad service,,,,

Thank seafoodeatit2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

I had the chicken salad! It was more than enough. The chicken was fresh and juicy. The waitstaff was very nice too.

Thank Christie H
Woodland Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

This is a perfect stop for Mexican food. Roy Orbson even ate here, the place is full of history. Cool pictures on the walls of days gone buy. Place was full of locals. Real Mexican beans not from a can. Green chile was great Elizabeth was great, very good customer service skills. This is the place you must plan to... More 

Thank CavemanHHH
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

This small town historic restaurant offered a plentiful menu with reasonable prices and good food. We tried the " dirty" taco which is a cheese covered fried taco filled with regular taco stuffings... yummy new food to try out.

Thank Sherry G
Ellsworth, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Hopped off I-25 Sunday morning for gas and a quick breakfast and luckily spied Johnny's Mexican Kitchen. Several cars were in the lot and the building looked interesting, so we thought, Why Not! Best choice we've made in a long time....charming interior with lots of nick-naks & memorablia on the walls, and a fantastic breakfast menu. We each got something... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
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: +1 505-454-1769

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