Velvet Cactus (#165, 8/4/2011)
The Velvet Cactus is probably my favorite Mexican place in town – that’s not saying much. Don’t come to NOLA looking for good Mexican. This is more up-scale than most of the Mexican restaurants here. The food was very good, fairly reasonably priced. Margaritas seemed watered down. We sat outside, despite the heat (they don’t take reservations), but plenty of fans kept it comfortable.