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Johnny Sanchez, New Orleans, LA

Johnny Sanchez

4.4
4.4
1713 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Johnny Sanchez is a smart, chic and authentic restaurant that embodies the warmth of traditional Mexican cooking, and the fun and genuine hospitality that defines New Orleans. It bridges traditional Mexican food with a cutting-edge, modern approach to dining that utilizes the very best ingredients.

Serious food in a fun environment is the name of the game. Stepping through the door will bring guests out of their everyday routine and into an inspired atmosphere reminiscent of Mexico City.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 304-6615

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Miles Landrem

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Cross street

    O'Keefe

  • Parking details

    Parking is available on the street for free after 7 pm and on Sundays. There are also multiple paid lots surrounding the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,713 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect food, wonderful staff. Couldn’t ask for better
  2. AS

    AlanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent as usual. We always recommend this location to family and friends that visit NOLA.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was good. Server was dull and uninspired. Table wasn’t set up when we arrived even though the place was empty. Staff standing around seemed bothered when we walked in. Food is still good. Culture needs adrenaline push. Probably won’t go back because for the price you pay, you expect service.
  4. LB

    LizB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Expected to be wowed given it’s New Orleans and you don’t really expect average food, this was average Mexican. I find Bar Taco to be better on food quality and ingredients. Restaurant is fun and gorgeous art mural, but food is lackluster against this backdrop. Not sure if they do, but sourcing some local ingredients would be awesome and fresh. Likely won’t be back for repeat visit.
  5. RP

    RogerP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The noise level inside made it very hard to hold a conversation even sitting right next to my husband. The food and service was excellent though
  6. GS

    GinaS

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was good! Not crazy about the house margarita but would recommend the sunrise!!!
  7. YS

    YesenyaS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    We let the celebrity status get to us. The street corn was the best thing that we ordered. The tortillas on all the tacos we ordered were cold which I am not sure if that is how they are meant to be but I am used to a warm tortilla. The meatball taco and cauliflower taco were to sweet for our liking. The steak had an amazing flavor however the meat was tough to chew. We also tried el queso fundido which is amazing. Eat it right away though because it does not hold up well after 15 minutes. The chips and salsa had a really great flavor. We ordered guac which was also really good. We did get flautas which were good and I wish we would of just done that rather than the tacos. It is definitely a beautiful restaurant and an experience. Our waiter was really nice however the host did have an attitude.
  8. KF

    KFamily

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Excellent, bright and fresh! We had the Empanadas, Albondigas Taco, Louisiana Crawfish Enchilada and Mexican Street Corn. They all popped with flavor and were presented simply, but beautifully. The margaritas were awesome as well.
  9. HL

    HeidiL

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and service was great! Beautiful on the inside as well, fun atmosphere.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere
  11. MM

    MollyM

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Overall food was very good. The yellowtail ceviche was delicious, and I would highly recommend. The brussel sprouts were not "crispy" and not hot. My boyfriend and I also ordered tacos, and they came out extremely quickly (a little too quickly) and weren't hot. It felt like they were prepped beforehand and were just waiting for someone to order them. They were tasty and would have been so great if they were the appropriate temperature. We felt a little rushed throughout the whole meal and all the tables weren't full so I didn't understand the hurry. We were handed our checks before we had finished our drinks.
  12. DS

    DannyS

    Wilmington

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Convenient to smoothie king center and superdome
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had shrimp tacos with a side of street corn. Perfect combo - so good!
  14. RB

    RonaldB

    New Orleans

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything about this place! Concept and food ❤️
  15. MM

    MMah

    New Orleans

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great spot for happy hour! The food is always good and the service was great too!
  16. TL

    ThomasL

    New York Area

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Service was not very good. Food was fine.
  17. AE

    AlexandraE

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    I wasn’t even able to have the reservation. Showed up at the restaurant and they said it was going to be a long wait — even with reservations. What’s the point then? Had to leave and go somewhere else.
  18. AP

    AndyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed the unique menu that brought a lot of new flavors and concepts to very relatable dishes. Definitely the best burrito I've ever had!
  19. MG

    MelisaG

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner. Service was excellent and food was good. It was a busy night in the restaurant and they remained on top of it.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food quality was outstanding. Shared many dishes amongst the table. All were great. Not a bad dish amongst them.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    My girlfriends and I love coming here for happy hour. Great margaritas and tacos! The empanadas are so yummy! The only thing I feel needs adjusting is the guacamole. It’s subpar for a girl from the Southwest :)
  23. S

    mimiS

    Austin

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good waitress, great location
  24. LS

    LoriS

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants in New Orleans! Food is excellent
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was very different for me and I loved it
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FABULOUS food! Couldn’t be happier with the experience.
  27. M

    Mary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always one of my absolute favorites. I had the duck enchiladas and they were life-changing.
  28. AB

    AnnB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always fabulous!
  29. LS

    LisaS

    New Orleans

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I love taco Tuesdays. It is such a great deal! The service was good. The food was good.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2020

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Service was great but the food was average and cold.
  31. N

    Nawlins

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    We have been to Johnny Sanchez several times and always like it! Everything would have been just fine but someone from the staff began sweeping up in the area of our table. It was not closing time and I just thought that could have happened later. The dust that was/could have been stirred up was unnecessary. Other than that the evening was fine.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Clean, simple and to the point. Menu was an easy read and helpful. I ordered the mexican rice, street corn, along with a carne asada, shrimp and meatball taco. The asada and shrimp taco were amazing! The flavors complimented each other nicely with not one note standing alone. The meatball taco, while having nice flavor, fell flat. The texture of the meatballs was off and everything else overrode their flavor. The rice was a nice compliment to them but nothing made it stand alone. The corn had a nice flavor perfectly roasted but a bit too moist for my taste. Would definitely try more from the menu
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    It seems to be popular but the menu is pretty limited. Also, the tortillas for the tacos were a bit dry and like broke (they were soft shells not hard). Pretty interior. We didn't have alcohol but the specials looked good. We liked it but wouldn't go back with so many other choices in NOLA
  34. BA

    BuAgMaA22

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Johnny Sanchez never disappoints, from the service to the taste is always a great experience.
  35. AC

    AngelaC

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wonderful service.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fabulous! Best Duck enchiladas and Shrimp quesadilla and quest dip!! Will be back for sure! Awesome service too!!
  37. PB

    PhilB

    New York Area

    187 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    187 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Really good to great Mexican food and drinks with marginal service. First Mexican restaurant I've been to that doesn't carry Gran Marnier for "Cadillac" margaritas instead on triple Sec or Cointreau
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience and food. We first tried their food at Top Taco last year and the Meatball taco(can't remember Spanish name on menu) was insanely good. Awesome queso as well as other tacos. You will not regret eating there.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    72 reviews

    3.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I’m disappointed in this visit. It normally very good. Last year around the holidays they had a special cocktail menu that I was very much looking forward to when I visited for my birthday this year and they didn’t have it. Something changed with the cauliflower tacos so they were not good. Service was just ok. When I went here for my bday in the past they gave a free dessert but this time I didn’t even get an acknowledgement that it was my birthday even though I put that it was the occasion for us visiting. I put in the notes we wanted to sit by the window but we were sat elsewhere and had to ask to move.
  40. LK

    LindaK

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious!!! Wait staff and management extremely friendly and nice.

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Johnny Sanchez is rated 4.4 stars by 1713 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    O'Keefe

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is available on the street for free after 7 pm and on Sundays. There are also multiple paid lots surrounding the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Miles Landrem

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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