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The velvet Cactus

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Spanish
6300 Argonne Blvd, Harrison & Argonne Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124-3902
+1 504-301-2083
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (12 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (10 reviews)
“taco” (10 reviews)
Open Now
16:30 - 22:00 Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
6300 Argonne Blvd, Harrison & Argonne Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124-3902
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to The Velvet Cactus about 4 times. The first time was for Cinco de Mayo about 4 years ago. It was super packed with people but the tacos were amazing. The two times afterward, there was a shorter wait (always seem to...More

Thank missg00dwin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first experience with the velvet cactus was spent with my wife on a wednesday night. the restaurant was packed, but we were sat relatively promptly. Both entrees we had were prepared and tasted extremely good. It's the best Mexican food I've had in new...More

Thank Cory H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To start with the chicken fajitas had hard pieces in it that could not be chewed, my husband and i split that and we both couldnt eat it. We got an order of nachos, added beef. It had no flavor, looked like boiled meat...horrible. We...More

Thank CLG2930
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

This place is awesome! The naked frozen margarita are wonderful and also the veggie fajitas. Definitely check out the cauliflower items. Everything was delish!

Thank Ryan G
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

One 2 of us and got seated immediately at 6:00 on Saturday night. Quiso was very good. Our table had fajitas and quesadillas. Both were extremely good....and would order again!! Atmosphere was a neat vibe. Families were there with their kids. Has indoor and outdoor...More

Thank Jill L
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

As a native Texan who has lived in Dallas, San Antonio & Austin I can clearly say this place has a good top shelf margarita. No one in New Orleans should be eating Mexican Food. NOLA is a great Food City, and there are thousands...More

Thank DiamondDoug44
Reviewed 20 January 2018

We had the taco plate with two sides. The fried chicken taco and the ahi tuna taco were kinda tasteless, but the scrimp taco and the special of the day pulled chicken taco was tasty. The chipotle beans, cauliflower potato salad, and plantains were very...More

Thank gr8fish2017
Reviewed 16 December 2017

There are so many things I love about this place from the Top Shelf Margarita to the Salsa to the Plantains. I've enjoyed the dinners, because I get to try several dishes from one plate and I don't have to share. Oh and the Chef's...More

Thank NCraddieth
Reviewed 11 September 2017

The mixed grill is awesome. Ribs, skirt steak, chicken and pulled pork with a side of cheese grits and beans. This is more that one man can eat. The meats were perfectly seasoned and the sides, especially the grits are the bomb.

Thank chodgson24
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Get here early or there will be a line. Lots of seating but busy place. We got there at 6 on weekday evening and got nice table outside. I had my first Mexican Mule which was excellent. Tres agaves blanco, ginger beer and fresh lime....More

Thank lvsutton
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6300 Argonne Blvd, Harrison & Argonne Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124-3902
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Lakeview
  • Neighbourhood: Lakeview
  • Phone Number: +1 504-301-2083
  • E-mail
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