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The velvet Cactus

) #479 of 1,537 Restaurants in New Orleans ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican,
6300 Argonne Blvd, Harrison & Argonne Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124
+1 504-301-2083
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good30%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (11 reviews)
“cheese grits” (7 reviews)
Open Now
16:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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Food
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LOCATION
6300 Argonne Blvd, Harrison & Argonne Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124
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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
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Very nice setting if you like laid back, plenty of seating indoors and out. Games to play if you are waiting in line or want to hang out. Food portions are good and prices are reasonable. Selection of food is unique, I have tried the...More

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Went there after a longer than expected walk through city park. Food and table service was adequate. Decided I needed a ride back to my hotel. Phone battery was dead after adventuring through the city. Neither waitress nor bartender would call a cab for me....More

Thank JalexMetal
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

13 of us went there last night to celebrate a Birthday. We all got Margaritas and started tasting each other's. I cut my lip on a glass. I asked for the manager and Scotty appears. He tells me he will bring me more napkins out....More

1  Thank bluewaters650
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

The food is good, but the atmosphere and drinks are great. Wonderful outside seating are and plenty to occupy the kids (and adults) while you wait for your table. Ben bag toss, connect four, etc. I always get the pork nachos (feeds 2-4) as a...More

Thank berge428
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

The food is good but it takes forever to get it. The server was nice. The ambiance is rather loud and frantic. I might eat here again but I would make sure I did not need to be anywhere else soon.

Thank goehringw
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Spent a wonderful Friday afternoon at the Velvet Cactus. We were seated outdoors in a festive patio area. One order of the Nachos Sencillo was more than enough for 2 adults - in fact we could not finish the mountain of yummy goodness. I had...More

Thank Jean C
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Had the japaleno burrito, it was good but had more rice than meat in the stuffing. The queso dip was one of the best I have had. Very busy.

Thank redwinguno
Reviewed 13 February 2017

So far I've tried the shrimp quesadilla, the crawfish banditos, the chef's special taco with pulled pork, and the queso & chips...all delicious! We have been three times now and I have yet to try something I didn't like. They are very good about putting...More

Thank Bertsmom44
Reviewed 16 January 2017

this lively open air restaurant serves good mexican fare with a slight local twist. crawfish tacos and shrimp and grits are novel for such cuisine. everything that our party of four enjoyed was served promptly by a friendly team working well together. pricing is fair....More

Thank worldexplorer53
Nearby
Lakeview
Lakeview extends inland from the shores of Lake
Pontchartrain with much of the area reserved for
family-friendly City Park. Home to the New Orleans
Museum of Art, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, Carousel
Gardens Amusement Park, and the city’s own lush
Botanical Gardens, City Park is a New Orleans gem and
the perfect spot for outdoor fun with as much of a mix
of culture and/or amusement as you would like. Beyond
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 22:00
Thursday
16:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6300 Argonne Blvd, Harrison & Argonne Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Lakeview
  • Neighbourhood: Lakeview
  • Phone Number: +1 504-301-2083
  • E-mail
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