Johnny Tequila's Bar and Cocina

4.2
72 reviews
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Johnny Tequila's Bar and Cocina brings you a Nuevo Latino Cuisine with Roots in Central and South America, Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Spanish Caribbean, enriched and interpreted with modern cooking techniques and ingredients. A delicious combination of simple ingredients and exciting, vibrant flavors, we are proud to offer our interpretation of Nuevo Latino Cuisine!

Executive Chef: Waldemar Oliveras

Our menu is updated Seasonal with new fresh items! Please visit our Website @ VillaNJ.com for our latest offering.

Stop in for our Big Taco Tuesday Specials!

We have a high energy environment for friends and family to have a great time! We have DJ's stop in Friday and Saturday Nights after 9pm. Plenty of TV's for sporting events. We also have a lower level lounge available for private events and big sporting events. Stop in and Enjoy!

Salud!
Johnny Tequila
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JohnnyTequila.Co
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

Hello _ i would recommend only the decor and food - the music was too loud - could not hear my friends and it was only a party of 6 - the waiter took FOREVER for everything and when asked for certain things she seemed annoyed. Every other employee seemed to avoid eye contact as if they did not want to get stuck with helping - I used to go here all the time - not sure that I like it as much as I used to. The Decor and the FOOD saves the place -

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

They were “out of salsa” which made me laugh out loud. Mango margarita didn’t taste like mango or a margarita. Food was ok, kind of blah.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Just had drinks, waiter was a little slow.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

The place is nice food was good. The service sucked. The waiter was too busy with his cell phone and wasting time sitting in his corner chatting with the rest of the servers. It too a long time for our drinks and appetizers to come. We wanted another round of drinks couldn’t find the waiter and then we had to flag him down every time we wanted something. We should of sat at the bar the service from what I gather was better there. My first time having my siblings come out there to have a good time with drinks and food. They were disappointed in the service we had there so our next get together will not be there again.

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TK
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and awesome music... can’t ask for more than that!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

The ambience, vibe and price are very good the only thing I thought the food was a little bland. Everything was very good

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always go there with my boyfriend it’s a great hangout spot highly recommend it. And The food is amazing

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time and music

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P
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I went 2 weeks in a row enjoyed the food and the environment was good.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is always great here! Service is slow at times but the food makes up for that!

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M
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks. Very good menu which changes with some regularity, but I'm always pleased with the new food. Reservations on a weekend are def recommended. This is a real gem of a restaurant.

Especially love the Empanadas and the Margaritas.

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PL
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a freind told me about Johnny Tequilla's telling me of the vegan options. it was refreshing having the vegan options naturally placed on the menu so we did not have to make special adjustments. the vegan chocolate cheesecake was amazing. the food was fresh and very tasty. I will be going back there and telling all my freinds too.. bravo

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Regular here. Amazing sangria and steak fajitas. Always grilled right. Truly love this place. Please add outdoor tables in summer.

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SD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Good food (came here because of vegan options - meatballs were great). Great drinks. Awesome music. Service tonight though was unacceptably slow. Took over an hour and fifteen just to get our appetizers. But the owner came out and apologized and gave a discount on the bill. We will give it another chance but I hope the service is better next time.

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MP
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We got the wrong food (meat empanadas instead of veggie), it all came out at different times, and one of the dishes was completely forgotten. Fajitas came out, then has to wait for the toppings and tortillas. Complete s show. Service was slow and chaotic. This was the third and final time I'll be giving this place a try. It's a shame because I really wanted to like this place.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The food here was amazing. The sweet plantains were out of this world, margaritas were great, and the rice bowl I had was tasty and filling. However, for a table of 5, dinner was almost 2 hours. I had a reservation at 8, walked in at 7:57 and we were seated right away which was great. However, it took our waiter about 15 min to even come over and acknowledge us. We ordered a pitcher of margs and a beer, that took about 20 minutes, then we placed our order and our food didn’t come out until about 9:15.
The decor was awesome, music was a great selection, food was good, but the service was super super slow and there were a lot of side items and apps that were not available.

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AG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amaizing with the kareoke

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AK
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 1

The music is terrible and extremely loud. Service is understaffed and therefore painfully slow. Food is excellent on the other hand so we put up with the other annoyances.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Very attentive. Our 3rd time here and I love the fajitas. She gets the tofu rice bowl which she enjoys. Wish it was a bit more steak in the fajitas but always cooked as I requested.

Would definitely come back

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DK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the outside you wouldn't know what a gem this place is - Great food, atmosphere and service - When one of the guests in my party asked for coffee, the waitress said they don't serve hot drinks but she would be happy to run around the corner to the coffee shop to get us one - What a sweet heart! Loved this place! Will definitely return.

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KS
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Need better lighting

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food but they recently removed many of their best entrees and streamlined the menu. Not sure if that was the right move. But they have kept the items I like.

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H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Sangria was awesome. Service was good. Music was kinda loud but it was a Friday night and the DJ was getting set up. Food was extremely tasty. Very nice setting. Overall I will be back again.

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P
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

I generally have a good experience at the establishment. Drinks are excellent.. The night in question there supposedly was a “wedding” downstairs..we were informed of a longer wait time however.. waited over 2 hours for our food at which time we decided to pay our bill and leave to get food elsewhere. On any other night I never had issues with this place. Will come back

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Villa tequila is fantastic, my girlfriend and I have been coming for some time now and have never been disappointed. All the food is great, we love the tacos and the street corn, and the drinks are made to perfection. We would and do recommend stopping by.

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MS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent and the server was very pleasant.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

They could not find our reservation when we arrived, and did not bother trying to find them once we explained we needed to be checked in for Open Table. There were only high top tables which made us unable to stay, because one of our party members could not sit at a high top table. The menu was extremely limited compared to what was listed online. Overall, we didn't feel we missed much when we were unable to stay, and moved our party to a restaurant in Newark.

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BM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Seriously good margaritas! Salmon Tacos and the Po-Boy Burrito are must haves!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Wait staff was surly and rude and did not space out meal at all. We were in and out in 40 minutes for a leisurely date night. Music was too loud for talking. If you asked a question you got growled at. That said, the food was good but I wouldn't go back.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great food, great music, will definitely go back

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Came in, sat down. Waitress came by right away for Happy Hour special. Then after that never saw her again, spent her time at the bar. So we just left and went somewhere that was great. NOCHES DE COLOMBIA ROCKS!

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Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Have beem here many times and it juat gets better. I will tell you the freaka come out at night too. Met aome really interesting charactera here. One of my favorite spots. I reccommend to all. Music and energy ia great. So leave the kids at home and have a blast

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great :)
Location. 👍🏼

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My Wife & I went to Celebrate our 2Year Anniversary And we Enjoyed OurSelves ! Chris the Manager was GREAT! VERY HOSPITABLE & just overall a Good Person! Joceline our Server was Very knowlegable of the food and drink menus! Sunday is Happy Hour All Day so that was DOPE! We have been Regulars since the old "SKYBOX" days! The Ambiance at Villa Tequila is very Intimate, Cozy, and Sexy AF! 100,000,000% A1 Date Spot with your Significant Other! Food is Great, Drinks A1, And just an Overall A1 Experience! Definite LandMark Spot in Roselle, Union County USA!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Been there a few times. Enjoy the atmosphere and my older children like the place too. Our 730 pm reservation became a 8 pm reservation. 30 minutes behind schedule.
Big disappointment was they were our of guacamole. One daughter went there specifically for the guac. Then we ordered dessert and of the 3 items they serve, they were out of the one we wanted. Should have told us while we were waiting what you were out of.
Will try again but things have to hit on all cylinders to keep our business.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went for Valentine's Day, there was a fixed menu and the place was really busy! Food was still great though. We'll go back for sure!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Mrs and I the Valentine's Day prefix menu and although the options were limited for my fist visit the food was great. I also tried a Blue Agave Margarita which is served in a mason jar and mine was a very eccentric blue color which is not what I expected from a bar that specializes in tequila. Despite the color it was very good and heavy on the liquor. Great place! I'd love to try their normal menu.

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K
New York Area
186 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Mrgaritas are very good. I highly recommend the SPICY Margarita. It was declicious! The chips were crisp, but not warm; they seemed to be around for a while. The guacamole was average. The best thing we had were the porkbelly sliders. They were cooked to perfection and delicious! The tacos were also quite flavorful.

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M
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

When we drive up restaurant looked dark and uninviting. When we walked in it had a very casual and comfortable feel.

Took a while before waitress came to take our drink order. Restaurant was not that busy when we got there.

We placed our order. Drinks were delicious. Food (fajitas) were the best. Ordered dessert to good. Took way too long to get it. We ordered the Churros. When we opened it when we got home there were 2 and 1/2 and it looked like the 1/2 was broken off. Why not 3?

Would definitely go back. Food and drinks were good. Would hope to get a better server next time.

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TC
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood place and great service

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