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The velvet Cactus

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
6300 Argonne Blvd, Harrison & Argonne Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124-3902
+1 504-301-2083
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (12 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (10 reviews)
“cheese grits” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6300 Argonne Blvd, Harrison & Argonne Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124-3902
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 21 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 17 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 9 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
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This is our first time to this restaurant and we loved the enchiladas and quesadilla. Great food and great service, would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Joseph B
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Went for dinner and drinks. Drinks were great, services was great and the food was ok. The portion sizes were crazy big but the flavor was weak. Great place to meet friends and socialize.

Thank Meredith T
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went there for lunch date. We were met by friendly staff. It was a pretty day and could have chosen to sit on the patio with misting fans but chose to sit inside. We were promptly brought chips and their homemade...More

Thank Patsy L
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

I've been looking for good Mexican food since moving to NOLA and I think I've found it. I had never heard of this place and some friends suggested we meet up. They gave us chips/salsa to start and the salsa was really good. I ordered...More

Thank amars662
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Always thought Velvet Cactus was a scene and overblown so stayed away from it but we found ourselves in the neighborhood on a rainy Friday so stopped in for lunch. Nice outdoor area that opens via garage doors to a somewhat dark but still appealing...More

Thank Chrissy S
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Gardens Amusement Park, and the city’s own lush
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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, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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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