Now open: The Velvet Cactus

A family-friendly restaurant with New Orleans roots has opened its Baton Rouge location.

The Velvet Cactus opened Monday at 7655 Old Hammond Highway in the former location of Another Broken Egg. The 6,000-square-foot building will have initial business hours of Monday-Sunday 4:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Lunch will be served in the future Fridays-Sundays.

On the menu, the restaurant will serve the same Mexican-inspired dishes as its location in the New Orleans Lakeview neighborhood. Some highlights include a chorizo and shrimp cheesecake appetizer, fajitas, margaritas and taco options that change regularly.

Construction on the restaurant began last year after owners Herb Dyer and Rusty White bought the building in December 2013. The Velvet Cactus also features an outside patio with waterfall and pond. Dyer toldĀ Daily Report last November that he’s waiting to see if the restaurant will be a success before he plans any more Velvet Cactus locations. The original location opened in New Orleans in early 2012.

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