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Cactus

Avenida 30 con calle 20 | col Gonzalo Guerrero, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
0449841145738
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Ranked #345 of 737 restaurants in Playa del Carmen
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Food was wonderful, fresh and a good mix of flavors. The price was such a nice change from the restaurants on 5th Avenue!! No, there is no alcohol, but big deal, have a good meal, and go out for a drink afterwards!!

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Ottawa, Canada
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116 reviews 116 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

A French restaurant with a focus on seafood. Fairly small limited menu. Offer "specialty" non-alcoholic drinks. It was amazingly good. Met some wandering Canadians on the street as we meandered looking for a place to eat and they pointed us here. We ate here twice and both times we were the only poeple in the place for the hour +... More

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gman305
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67 reviews 67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

We were excited to try this restaurant, another couple had recommended it... surprising how different people's tastes can be. We were quite disappointed with this restaurant. The food was average or below and took forever to bring to our table. We found out only after ordering that they do not serve any alcohol. The restaurant is small with an open... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

very friendly , paella ,beef ,crepes aux fruits de mer, tuna curry ,cesar salad every things excellent

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108 Mile Ranch, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

So with all these restraunts to choose from and the fact i am here for a 150 days per year, i went to Cactus with friends on my birthday...the menu has a large selection and the Chef is amazing and you know whatever you order it will be amazing, the fact it is off the 5th avenue rip off zone... More

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Elkhorn, Nebraska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

It is off the beaten path but worth it. Unbelievable priced entrees that are so delicious you cannot believe the price.

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ottawa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

The bathroom was so gross....I could not eat my meal. A huge PASS on this place

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Portage La Prairie
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96 reviews 96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012 via mobile

A very busy small restaurant. Limited menu but they are all excellent choices. It is not licensed, the special juices are a good alternative. The food was tasty, a bit salty for our taste and the fish somewhat overdone. However, the combination of pleasant staff, small size, tasty food made for an enjoyable meal. Worth a try and excellent value.

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Pasadena
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12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012 via mobile

Excellent hidden gem! A must try while in Playa del Carmen. French Chef and owner will delight your taste buds. Cactus in operation for 6 years and Frederique has cooked and trained in France, Ireland, Switzerland USA and is serving up beautiful Mexican, however the crepes, oh my goodness the crepes without a doubt best I've had since Paris.

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

It is my second time at playa del carmen and plus having some meals at chef frederique restaurant!! I have been so pleased with my partner to be treated with love and generosity!!! the food is tasty, the products fresh and their combination very researched....plus it is great to be out of the quinta avenidad and enjoyed some very affordable... More

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