Johnny Sanchez

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1603 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican

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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.

Specials

Happy Hour

Enjoy $2 select tacos, 1/2 off house margaritas, wine by the glass, and beer!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 2, 2019

Ends: July 3, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 3:00PM-6:00PM

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server Morgan was on point with recommendations and explanations. Service was fast and courteous. Food was great with Duck Enchilada being an instant must have.

JS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, as always. The service was good, too. Such a fun venue with lots of energy and good music.. It’s an added bonus that it’s across the street from Vintage Rock Club:)

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Only bummer was he was out of his cookbook!! Which I was super excited to get!!

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saints game day. Very noisy because of the crowd.

CB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The salsa was heavenly! Over the assortment of chips. The fish was succulent and tender.
The only items that I didn’t love was the cake (too dry) and the rice. The street corn was so so good.

KD
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great street tacos and the Queso fundido is awesome!

MR
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very tasty food and good service . I enjoyed the meatball and fish tacos . And the tortilla soup was excellent !

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Aaron Sanchez has is an amazing Chef and this place lives up to his expectations by far. The worst part of our experience was that Aaron himself wasn’t there :,( thanks for a great time and great food!

JJ
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious, especially street corn. It was amazing.

c
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and lovely ambiance - the meatball taco was fabulous.

SR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

I gave it 2 stars because they overcharged us for a meal and because one person in our party paid they thought the bill was correct. But it wasn’t. Food is tasty.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was great!!! The only thing that would have made it better was meeting Aron’ Sanchez himself... FISH TACOS.... BEST THING ON THE TACO MENU, followed by the Yellowtail Ceviche

BM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and beautiful restaurant. Lizzie took care of us and did a great job! This was our first time and we will definitely be back.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Food and drinks were delicious.

BE
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food! Was there for a birthday and everything went fabulous.

SK
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to NOLA and as a huge fan of master chef I wanted to make a point of visiting Aaron Sanchez’s restaurant
Johnny Sanchez was worth the visit and worth every penny plus we went on a Wednesday- $2.00 margaritas night
Now that sure helps
The food was great, simple menu and a very open style restaurant
The art work is fabulous and absolutely shows Aaron’s roots
Can’t wait for my next visit

r
New Orleans
134 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love love love their happy hour! A bunch of us met there for Happy Hour/pre-concert drinks at the Smoothie King Center. It was the perfect location to be able to park easily and walk to the Arena. We shared pitchers of margaritas and other cocktails along with many $2 tacos, corn, brussels sprouts, and salads. Everything was easy and perfect even with the large pre-concert crowds. The place was full but we were able to hear each other in our party of 6. The people watching was fun and the staff was calm and cool the whole time. I'll be back for Happy Hour soon!

HH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our absolute go to restaurant for dinner and a concert. We are never disappointed and this time was no exception. From Jean being so sweet as she seated us to Rohan making sure that our every need was being met our experience was perfect. Food here is awesome and I always enjoy it. My only wish is that they were closer to where we live so we could go more often.

M
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible. Service too. So happy to finally try this. Highly recommend 😘

JC
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Johnny Sanchez was a great, authentic Mexican restaurant. It was the opposite of what many cheap knock-offs do, smother everything with cheese, etc. The food was fresh and creative. The fajitas were terrific and the margarita was a perfect compliment to them. The tacos were very good and I like how they were a la carte, so you could mix it up and have a variety. The decor was also a nice mix of Mexican art and modern fixtures. Great place.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night

MW
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Made reservations for our 5 year Anniversary because we love the show. Ordered chips and salsa to start with a couple beers. Beer was warm, plantains were burnt. Steak was great, but the flour tortillas weren't cooked all the way and were very doughy. I expected so much more!

AC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! Really loved the albondiga tacos.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived for our reservation at 9 o’clock and were sat immediately. Our server was lovely, sorry we couldn’t remember her name! The drinks were good, the food was good, and we loved pointing out the details around the restaurant. The high ceilings brought down hanging lights that we loved. But our favorite was the mural on the wall. Fun fact: the server shared with us that the person who did the mural was Aaron Sanchez’s tattoo artist!! We assumed they were his tattoos because they looked like the ones he has on his arms! So cool seeing that as a piece of art on the wall. We left satisfied and are in awe that we had the opportunity to dine at one of our favorite chef’s restaurants.

SB
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Delibeth was our waitress awesome. I had the carnitas & deep fried oyster taco excellent. Girlfriend had steak fajitas and guacamole was the best. The flan was delicious! Highly recommended.

WG
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my 55th birthday. Chef Andrew came out and wished me a happy birthday and also got me a birthday 🎂 dessert. I was so happy. Thanks for a great time.

SD
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The ambiance was like being in a warehouse more than a place to eat. The food was good but the servers were slow and not sure who got what. Being like a warehouse the noise level was loud and there were TV's over the bar showing non relevant programs. Overall it was a good dinner and value for the price.

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner with friends

CB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Food Great Service Great value. Family truly enjoyed my daughter's Birthday Celebration.

BM
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Our drink glasses stayed empty for 15 minutes but everything else was great.

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food at fair price point - $2 margs a bonus!

L
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm From Philadelphia We Flew Down To New Orleans For My Wifes Birthday. To Let You Know How Good This Place Is I Would Fly Down Again Just To Eat There. Absolutely Great Food And Drinks. A Must Try!!!!

SS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a great atmosphere! We come here every time we visit NOLA!

T
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so excited to come back to Johnny Sanchez’s after our first visit in January. Been dreaming of the elote and empanadas since then! Was our first stop when we landed for a 4 day trip to NOLA. We added a side of queso to round out the meal and everything was delicious! It was quite noisy and hard to have a conversation, but that was because there was a nutrition conference in town and the place was packed!!! So glad we made reservations. We will definitely be back again next time we are in town!

RT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service was pretty good. There isn’t a kids menu so it was difficult to get something for my daughter. She enjoyed the meatball taco though! There was loud music. Inside the restaurant was beautiful! I recommend this restaurant!

CH
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect restaurant. The service was excellent, food divine and drinks delicious.

SF
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A group of 5 of us went for a friend's birthday and we had the best time! They brought us complimentary salsa and desert. The service was awesome. Our server recommended excellent dishes from the menu. I definitely recommend this spot.

WA
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience! Service was great and our server was amazing.

E
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Very busy evening. Concert at Smoothie King Center. Service was not great but food was good ! Crowded so noisy as you would expect.

l
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great pre-concert place. We come here every time.
Food and service were great.
A bit loud, but that comes with it !!

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