Johnny Tequila's Bar and Cocina

4.8
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80 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican

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Casual

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About

Johnny Tequila's Bar and Cocina brings you a Nuevo Latino Cuisine with Roots in Central and South America, Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Spanish Caribbean, enriched and interpreted with modern cooking techniques and ingredients. A delicious combination of simple ingredients and exciting, vibrant flavors, we are proud to offer our interpretation of Nuevo Latino Cuisine!

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!

Salud!
Johnny Tequila
Owner
JohnnyTequila.Co
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Latin / Spanish, Vegetarian
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 2am
Fridays - Sunday: 12pm - 3am
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Phone number
(908) 241-0600
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Waldimar Oliveras
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Private Party Facilities
Our two level restaurant, with comfortable rustic décor, can accommodate any type of party you desire. We are able to custom-design our menus to fulfill your private needs.
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Private Party Contact
Event Coordinator - Nelly Nengelken: (888) 407-7192
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Catering
Catering menus available. Please email Tekilanj@gmail.com for a copy of the menu.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
N Wood Ave. (Corner)
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Parking Details
We have on street parking and a private parking lot. We are located in the Roselle Shopping Center with a private lot.
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Public Transit
Centrally located on La Esquina (corner) of the "four points" area, where Roselle, Linden, Clark & Cranford Meet!
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Entertainment
We have DJ's Friday and Saturday Nights.

Karaoke on Thursdays.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 80 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.4
Value
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DR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a great spot.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went for a birthday dinner, it was dope

AM
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

LG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience5

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.

EL
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience2

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 -

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

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.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience4

I enjoy going to Johnny tequila’s where it’s for drinks or food. No matter when I go I am never disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Just had drinks, waiter was a little slow.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

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.

TK
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service and awesome music... can’t ask for more than that!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience5

The ambience, vibe and price are very good the only thing I thought the food was a little bland. Everything was very good

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always go there with my boyfriend it’s a great hangout spot highly recommend it. And The food is amazing

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time and music

P
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I went 2 weeks in a row enjoyed the food and the environment was good.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Food is always great here! Service is slow at times but the food makes up for that!

M
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

PL
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Regular here. Amazing sangria and steak fajitas. Always grilled right. Truly love this place. Please add outdoor tables in summer.

SD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

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.

MP
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

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.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

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.

AG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amaizing with the kareoke

AK
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2018
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience1

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.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2018
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

Love the food and taco Tuesday but karaoke night is one to remember

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

DK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

KS
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2018
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Need better lighting

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2017
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

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.

H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

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.

P
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

MS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2017
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was excellent and the server was very pleasant.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2017
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

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.

BM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2017
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Seriously good margaritas! Salmon Tacos and the Po-Boy Burrito are must haves!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2017
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Wait staff was surly and rude and did not space out meal at all. We were in and out in 40 minutes for a leisurely date night. Music was too loud for talking. If you asked a question you got growled at. That said, the food was good but I wouldn't go back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, great food, great music, will definitely go back

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2017
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Came in, sat down. Waitress came by right away for Happy Hour special. Then after that never saw her again, spent her time at the bar. So we just left and went somewhere that was great. NOCHES DE COLOMBIA ROCKS!

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2017
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Have beem here many times and it juat gets better. I will tell you the freaka come out at night too. Met aome really interesting charactera here. One of my favorite spots. I reccommend to all. Music and energy ia great. So leave the kids at home and have a blast