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Original Johnny's Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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717 Grand Ave, Las Vegas, NM 87701-4516
+1 505-454-1769
07:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Thu 07:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sun 07:00 - 19:00
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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a treasure! We all ordered Mexican food which was the best of the best I have ever had! Family owned and family proud. The grandson of Johnny and Lucy waited on us and he was kind and fast and helpful with the menu. Coming again the next time we travel from Colorado to New Mexico. In fact... More 

Thank Donna H
Westcliffe, Colorado
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146 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The place was packed on Sunday at 11:30. Probably the only non-locals in the place. The help was attentive but not overly so....Lucy's taco was amazing....wish I could have eaten twice as I wanted the Dirty Taco, too. Philly cheese steak was made with steak-ums, but I didn't eat it.....the peppers, onions, cheese and nice bun made up for that... More 

Thank mountainswans
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Tried for dinner on a trip through Las Vegas. Thumbs up from my better half on the chile rellano and sopapillas. The "Dirty Tacos" (the corn tortillas are fried with cheese on the outside, then stuffed with a choice of meat, salsa, etc.) were a first for me...tasty but a little bit more oily than I prefer. Great waitress!

Thank Michael B
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Chips and salsa are extra and store bought. Pretty sure the salsa was pace. Green Chile enchiladas were good, I'm used to Las Cruces food so I wasn't impressed but the food was satisfying enough for a road trip stop.

Thank Keith M
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 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
Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 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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8 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 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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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 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

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
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?