The Velvet Cactus

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 10 ratings
$$Gluten Free Menu, Happy Hour, Kid Friendly + 5 more
50% of 4 votes say it's Celiac friendly

6300 Argonne Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70124 Directions

(504) 301-2083
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    2 rating
    February 04, 2017

    Steak and chicken are not gluten free. My first visit was fine. My second visit, I ordered off the gluten free menu and felt very nauseas for the rest of the evening. :(

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    November 07, 2016

    Gluten free menu is outdated -- several items not available. Chips given when u sit are not GF. Waitress was nice and tried to help. Tilapia was over spiced. Fun fun place for non-GF people.

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    1 rating
    January 18, 2016

    It is not Celiac friendly there. They do have a gluten free menu, but I went three times and each time I got really really sick ordering off of it. I even brought my own chips because their gluten free chips were manufactured in a facility with wheat.

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    5 rating
    October 11, 2015

    Make sure to let the hostess know you want a gluten free menu as it is separate from their regular menu. They have several different items available, which I thought was nice. Also, ask your server for a bowl of gluten free chips because they now keep some in stock. The regular chips they bring to the table are fried with items that have gluten, so be cautious and make sure to let your server know you want their gluten free chips instead.

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    4 rating
    September 28, 2015

    The GF menu is small, and even smaller if you also have a shellfish allergy. The food was good, but I thought it was a little pricey for a la carte tacos.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 02, 2014

    Great atmosphere & good food! Gluten free menu, also dairy free options- Ask server about updated menu because there have been a few changes. Chips are not safe- we bring our own or ask for corn tortillas with salsa. Favorites are shrimp tacos and beef tacos

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    4 rating
    May 25, 2013

    Gluten free options. Chips are not safe according to my server, but the corn tortillas are.

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    4 rating
    December 30, 2012

    Great staff. No beef or chicken but do have other great options. Very good

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    5 rating
    April 20, 2012

    Great service, good food and I loved how they decorated the place, good atmosphere. No problems with their gf menu

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Happy Hour
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
4:30 pm - 9 pm
4:30 pm - 9 pm
4:30 pm - 10 pm
4:30 pm - 10 pm
11 am - 10:30 pm
11 am - 10:30 pm
11 am - 9 pm

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