The other night my boyfriend was seriously craving some Mexican food, but didn’t want to go to a cliche Mexican restaurant with Mariachi music and pinatas hanging from the ceiling. As much as I love places like that (seen here and here), I had to agree that it was time for a change. Located in the Lower Garden District on one of Magazine Street’s funkiest blocks is Juan’s Flying Burrito–A creole taqueria that’s breaking all the rules and doing it with a whole lotta attitude. With eclectic art hanging from the ceiling and covering the walls, alternative music blaring, and burritos with names like “Gutter Punk,” Juan’s is about as different as you can get from other Mexican restaurants, and they’re proud of it. We ordered margaritas on the rocks, chips with salsa and guacamole, fish tacos with mango salsa, and one of the biggest burritos New Orleans has to offer. I still prefer the fish tacos here, but would gladly find any excuse to fill up and rock out at Juan’s any day of the week.
Juan’s has some pretty awesome guac and salsa
Outside seating is available, but limited to about 3 or 4 tables