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The velvet Cactus

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
6300 Argonne Blvd, Harrison & Argonne Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124
+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” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6300 Argonne Blvd, Harrison & Argonne Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124
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Reviewed yesterday

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
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
Management response:Responded 6 July 2017

Sorry this took so long to respond, but I am quite upset we did not accommodate you. We always call cabs and we also have cell phone charging stations. I am at a loss on this and sorry this happened to you. Thank you

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
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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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Lakeview
  • Neighbourhood: Lakeview
  • Phone Number: +1 504-301-2083
  • E-mail
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