• Juan's Flying Burrito - The CBD

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Fast food

Serves meat, vegan options available. Semi-fast food Mexican restaurant with few outlets; this one is short walk from Bourbon St. Cooks rice without chicken stock. Their refried beans are cooked in bacon grease, but black beans and pinto beans are vegan (reported Mar 2016). Kitchen cooks food to-order, so let your server know if you're veg/vegan. Open Mon-Thu 11:00am-10:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-11:00pm, Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.

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34 Reviews

First Review by jomadyer


Points +1322

01 Apr 2023

Cheap Good Eats

Juan’s Flying Burrito is college food in the best sense. It’s inexpensive, filling, tasty, and served in a no-frills atmosphere with a slightly punk rock aesthetic. Delicious salsas.



Points +33

27 Dec 2022

Much Improved

We visit New Orleans at least once a year and have been going to Juan's since their OG location in Mid-City. Years ago, I would've given them three stars. They were basic, but it's so rare to find vegetarian/vegan options in this city, that I was just grateful for what I got. It's been three years since our last visit and we were all very pleased with a new-found flavor and creative menu options. I got the tofu Bánh mì tacos and they were so so tasty! My daughter got the Veggie Punk burrito in a bowl, which comes on a bed of French fries. Can't go wrong with that! Everything was tasty and very inexpensive. Can't wait to return!

Pros: Food, Prices, Ambiance


Points +40

Mostly Veg
19 Dec 2022

Great healthy burrito

Loved the Super Green Burrito with tofu. Many vegetarian and vegan options! Happy to support places with so many choices for us.


Points +1374

31 Oct 2022

Wishin' for 3.5 stars.

Overall good experience, not very good... but better than "fair". First off, service was great. Menu items included a good amount of vegetarian options that could be made vegan by removing cheese (of course actual labeled vegan options would be preferred). I ordered chips and salsa to start and had a burrito bowl (without tofu because they were out!) with chips - sooo much food for the price, we left with leftovers.

Pros: Good amount , Great price

Cons: Maybe out of tofu... , No labeled vegan items


Points +525

24 Apr 2022

Ok but not awesome

The staff were super nice and decent options but they don’t separate from meat enough. There was a bit of meat on the outside of my burrito.

Pros: Decent options, Friendly staff. , Nice wine.

Cons: Meat mixes with veg options.


Points +102

29 Nov 2021

Great Options Poor Execution

They have great vegetarian options however I found bits of pork in my Burrito Verde. They offered to remake it while precising that it might come with meat again that it was just a "gamble".

When I first ordered the waiter asked me how strict I was and mentioned that it was a shared grill but that they were cleaning it up first. He added that they were "definitely not a vegan restaurant" which was a bit of an odd remark in my opinion. Those comments make me things that it must be a common issue they run into. When I talked to him afterwards he said they were using the same spatula for meat and vegetarian options (?!). They are clearly not able to guarantee that their vegetarian/vegan options are meat-free. They charged me the full price for my burrito that I ended up not finishing.

Service was great and they had solid vegetarian options that are easily veganized. Execution is simply terrible unfortunately ...

Pros: Friendly staff

Cons: Meat in vegetarian options, Can't guarantee "no meat" in veg options


Points +1248

21 May 2021

Not bad

I like the Magazine location way better for atmosphere and service, but this one was beside our hotel. I love that they have so many options and good tofu, but the green burrito I had was kind of an oil bomb.


Points +1455

30 Sep 2020


Had the green burrito with extra tofu , outstanding 👍👍👍


Points +30

05 Jan 2020

Burrito me loco

Lots of vegan and vegetarian options, the super green was exactly what I needed on a lunch break. Great for after games, got my food quick even though it was packed! Can't wait to go back.


Points +41

01 Dec 2019


Has many options and it’s really good 😋


Points +297

29 Oct 2019

Cute little spot

Cute little taco spot. They have amazing margarita pitchers. We ordered the veggie tacos and the fajitas. So much food and flavour.


Points +90

17 Oct 2019

Good vegan options

Had the super green burrito and some chips and guac and all fabulous


Points +248

17 Oct 2019

Yummy vegan options

Had a great meal sitting at the bar here. Regular burrito with tofu, black beans, and no cheese was delicious. Fantastic chips and salsa as well. Good portion sizes, friendly staff.


Points +29

09 Sep 2019


Delicious, cheap, family favorite, veg and vegan options: Juans Flying Burrito

Pros: Delicious, Cheap, Lots of choice

Cons: None, None, None


Points +15

01 Aug 2019

Good Food with good veg options

Had a cheese quesadilla that was pretty good and I saw there they had the tofu option for a lot of their foods


Points +16

24 Jul 2019

Excellent spot!

It can be hard to find a place where everyone can enjoy a meal together but not here. We had a vegan, vegetarian & two meat eaters in the group and all left full & happy.

Pros: Lots of veggie options, Great food , Something for everyone


Points +81

12 Jun 2019

Tasty food

We ordered a few items to share and everything was pretty tasty. The staff were helpful when advising on vegan options.

Pros: Helpful staff

Cons: Not a huge choice for vegans


Points +79

13 Apr 2019


This is a really cute little place that "gets it"! We ordered three burritos to sample for take-out; the bartender suggested the Mardi Gras Indian tacos, so we got those, too. Everything was fresh, healthy and simply delicious! For a couple of middle-aged vegetarians who love to travel but struggle with locating great meal options, this place was a wonderful discovery. We visit New Orleans annually and will DEFINITELY return to Juan's Flying Burritos!!!

Pros: Vegan options; they understand those of us who app

Cons: very reasonable


21 Apr 2022

We go back to Juan’s every time we’re in New Orleans, and it just gets better! Loved the barbecued mushroom quesadilla, chips and salsa and the best Bloody Mary I’ve EVER had in a restaurant last night. Bravo, Juan’s Flying Burrito!


Points +688

21 Mar 2019

Absolutely great burrito

Great place to come with omnis, both of us enjoyed our respective meals and their vegan burrito is delicious!

Pros: Fast service, Great guac, Good value


Points +1449

03 Dec 2018

Tasty and good portions

Had a great meal here. Not too many vegan options, but the one I ordered was fantastic (sorry, cant remember name). It was a rice / salsa / salad / veggies dish with wraps. I added spicy tofu. Delicious and very filling. Friendly service. No vegan section on menu. Would come again.

Pros: Tasty, Portion size

Cons: No separate vegan section on menu


Points +1988

13 Nov 2018

Decent option

I really appreciate finding vegan Mexican food that doesn't use lard and chicken broth in everything. I ordered the super green burrito and added tofu. It was tasty but a little pricy for what you get. You don't get a side or chips, etc. and they charge extra for the tofu but were very light handed. Overall it's a good option and they have a nice bar and drinks to choose from.


Points +2291

05 Nov 2018


Huge burritos. I got the Veggie Punk. It was very good. Cheap beers and tofu as a protein.


Points +58

21 Aug 2018

Pretty alright

A decent amount of vegan offerings. Nothing you couldn’t make at home. Guac is... fine, but I’m also weird about tomatoes in guacamole. In that I don’t think they need to be there. Taco salad with tofu was solid & the chili lime vinaigrette was good. Also happy hour is a good deal if you’re into margaritas. Which I am.

Pros: Solid food , Good margaritas, Good service

Cons: Guacamole could be better


Points +58

19 Jul 2018

Best meal I had in NOLA

The Super Green burrito with added black beans was PACKED with veggies and absolutely delicious. Cool place, friendly staff!

Pros: Few but good vegan options, Friendly staff, Good value for money


Points +35

10 Jul 2018

Friendly with great food

Though few veg/vegan options here are fantastic. I suggest the Super Green burrito or the Wicked Garden Fajitas.

Pros: Friendly staff, Tasty food, Generous portions

Cons: Can be noisy/busy, Parking can be an issue, Minimal vegan choices


Points +16

12 May 2018

Good, hearty vegan options!

Got the Super Green with beans for extra protein!

Pros: Vegan and make-your-own options!


Points +40

07 Apr 2018


Second time here and it’s awesome! Love places they have meat and veg options- this one doesn’t disappoint! Spicy margaritas were awesome as well!

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