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Velvet Cactus in Lakeview?

foodophyle Aug 19, 2011 06:35 PM

Has anyone been there? I was at Mondo last night and saw the pretty lights and outdoor atmosphere. It looked intriguing. Is the food any good?

900 Harrison Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124

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    roro1831 RE: foodophyle Aug 21, 2011 05:09 AM

    I have heard the food is mediocre at best. We tried to go there last time we were in town and it was an hour wait. Ended up at Mondo. After we left Mondo we stopped by Velvet Cactus and had a margarita. It may have been the worst margarita I have ever had. I have yet to hear anyone say the food is outstnding.

    900 Harrison Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124

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      PStachio RE: foodophyle Aug 21, 2011 10:32 AM

      the food is not very good. El Gato Negro is a much better option for food and drink, but lacks the cool space the Velvet Cactus is in

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        mimadeli RE: PStachio Aug 21, 2011 02:21 PM

        Only thing good is the patio is nice to sit outside - but not right now, its too hot - the inside is cramped and feels like you're sitting in a garage - food was not good, but maybe that will improve as time passes and the kitchen staff get more proficient

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