Johnny Sanchez

4.6
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1706 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Specials

Happy Hour

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

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 2, 2019

Ends: July 3, 2118

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

What 1706 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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HL
Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 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.

DS
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Convenient to smoothie king center and superdome

OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MM
New Orleans
38 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

TL
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was not very good.

Food was fine.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
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.

AP
1 review
Dined on January 27, 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!

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

OT
Charleston
2 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 :)

S
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good waitress, great location

LS
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in New Orleans! Food is excellent

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very different for me and I loved it

OT
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

M
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always fabulous!

OT
New Orleans
15 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.

OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Service was great but the food was average and cold.

N
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 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.

OT
Tallahassee
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 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

OT
Miami
34 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

BA
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service.

OT
New Orleans
4 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!!

PB
New York Area
158 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

OT
New Orleans
1 review
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.

OT
Las Vegas
60 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.

LK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best tacos I’ve ever had.

JG
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We couldn't order both entrees or the dessert we wanted, since they were not available. The waitress charged us an additional 20% with dishes that we had not ordered. We expected more flavor and definitely a better service. I went with my husband. We are visiting New Orleans for our honeymoon, but this was an experience we want to forget.

RH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been on my list for over a year and the opportunity had not presented itself. We lucked out as far as availability being the night before Xmas eve. My wife had boasted about the Brussels sprouts forever and holy crap, they lived up to the hype. We ordered several appetizers and all were amazing but when my duck enchiladas arrived, mind was blown. Great food, good service, wonderful ambiance.

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in the mood for Mexican food, but what we got was a step above. I would like to think the food is Mexican inspired but the taste and presentation is another level!

JC
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

I would recommend only based on the food. This was the second time that I have been there and the food is good. This time our service was awful and other people helped us more than the server actually did. Not sure if he knew what he was doing.

F
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Loved the crispy shrimp tacos.

KB
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my second time here and you never have a bad meal. Quality and consistency is Excellent!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love $2 Taco Tuesday!
Great menu changes.

N
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food and service. Noisy.

CF
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plantain chips are fantastic!! Love having lunch at this cute place!

OT
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!