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Crooked Cactus at the Saleyards Hotel

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Gladstone Road, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
07 49221822
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Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great place for group parties etc

Love it here - great service, atmosphere and value for money! The only thing keeping me from rating 5 stars is the location - later at night some dodgy characters can hang around.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2014
Caitlin C
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Rockhampton, Australia
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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62 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rockhampton, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Love it here - great service, atmosphere and value for money! The only thing keeping me from rating 5 stars is the location - later at night some dodgy characters can hang around.

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Rockhampton, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I really love the Mexican food here but the service is slow and the drinks are expensive.. It is great for a party or celebration...they do that well.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We tried the Crooked Cactus for the first time last night and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Service was prompt and polite. Sunday night must have been Family night because the majority of clients were families. This wasn't an issue though just an observation. Prices for the meals were about what I would expect to pay for a meal. Drinks were... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

if it was not for the Margaritas I would not bother. Also, unfortunately, it's the only Mexican in town. Over priced mediocre food; sour faced uppity waitstaff; awful acoustics so you can hear every guffaw of other guests at triple volume. So like every other Rocky restaurant, full of themselves for no good reason. I like to tip good service-... More 

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Amazing meals! They are huge so definately don't go full :-) if you love Mexican it's the place to go.... Enjoy

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Rockhampton, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Have dined at the crooked cactus a number of times and we are never disappointed. Ideal for that quick dinner or for a birthday celebration. The kids love the large sombreros that they are given to wear when it is there birthday..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

From the outside this restaurant looks like a bit of a dive but once you walk through the door it is wonderful. We regularly visit this restaurant and the food is always great. The marguerita menu is extensive. Make sure you book a table though as it is always busy. It is a great place to have a birthday dinner... More 

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Rockhampton, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I like to visit this restaurant as a first choice when a special occasion comes up with friends. Always enjoy a strawberry jarhito! Very relaxed and friendly staff. The location may be a little off putting to some, but once you are inside enjoying the food, you forget where you are. Spicy chicken strips are always a winner. The only... More 

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Rockhampton, Australia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I come here about every second month and it is a great place. It's got atmosphere but I guess as it is very popular it is sometimes gets very noisy. The meals are great and the drinks are better.

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Brisbane, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

This place is a funky restaurant. It has a great ambiance and so awesome menu! It's interesting how from the outside it looks so quiet and ordinary... But inside is a place full of people and life! The drinks menu is full of wonderful and unique cocktails (my fave was the fruit tingle). The foo sis also amazing - the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gladstone Road, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Rockhampton
  • Phone Number: 07 49221822

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 27
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?