Johnny Tequila's Bar and Cocina
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!
Nice ambiance & bar food, but a VERY LONG wait for not only the food but the TABLE as well. They do not accept reservations on Fridays & Saturday so not sure why reservation was accepted via app. No absolute, fajitas or can't rem the name of drink but all items were on men yet not available. As i read reviews I see same complaints - hence they need more kitchen and wait staff
I booked through open table, but when I got there I was told that they don’t actually book through open table. So I was very confused and unfortunately had to wait to be seated when I was under the impression that I had a reservation. They shouldn’t be on the app if they don’t accept the apps reservations. We were shoved into a corner and my date barely had a seat. But once we were seated (and tried to make some room for ourselves) the food was great! Drinks were great! Wish I had a better experience when I arrived
Got a table on time .. waitress was very nice! However we both ordered the special . Came back to say one left . Then a bit latter said they served the last one. Ordered other tacos and they were very good . Had a marguerita and it was mostly ice.. it was good tasting ..
The empanadas were where it's at.
My family loves this place. It is a Mexican Cantina/Sports Bar. A bit loud at times especially for Sunday Football. The food and drinks are spectacular. My daughter is Vegan and this is a very vegan-friendly place. The rice bowls are awesome. We haven't had anything bad - the food is super tasty and they know how to cook their veggies too.
We love going to Johnny Tequila’s ! It’s a local spot and I’m never disappointed in the food or the music. I took my daughters and a friend for dinner after a long day of shopping. We left full, happy and bags of leftovers to enjoy. Sometimes the wait can be a bit too long so it pays to make reservations.
This was a great spot.
Went for a birthday dinner, it was dope
Small menu so I’ve tried everything on it and can say without a doubt everything is great. Whether I try to go on a weekday or weekend, early or late you can expect to wait especially with more than 2 people. OpenTable is really helpful at this place.
They ran out my of chips and the appetizers we ordered literally took almost an hour. We’ve dined there several times before and this time it took extremely long for our food to arrive. But all in all it was delicious as always. I just think service should be able able to accommodate busy evenings in a timely manner.
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 -
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.
I enjoy going to Johnny tequila’s where it’s for drinks or food. No matter when I go I am never disappointed.
Just had drinks, waiter was a little slow.
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.
Great food, great service and awesome music... can’t ask for more than that!
The ambience, vibe and price are very good the only thing I thought the food was a little bland. Everything was very good
I always go there with my boyfriend it’s a great hangout spot highly recommend it. And The food is amazing
Great time and music
I went 2 weeks in a row enjoyed the food and the environment was good.
Food is always great here! Service is slow at times but the food makes up for that!
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.
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
Regular here. Amazing sangria and steak fajitas. Always grilled right. Truly love this place. Please add outdoor tables in summer.
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.
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.
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.
It was amaizing with the kareoke
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.
Love the food and taco Tuesday but karaoke night is one to remember
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
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.
Need better lighting
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.
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.
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
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.
Food was excellent and the server was very pleasant.
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.
Seriously good margaritas! Salmon Tacos and the Po-Boy Burrito are must haves!
Johnny Tequila's Bar and Cocina is rated 4.3 stars by 84 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.