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Cactus Jack's Bar & Grill

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Mexican, American
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21 Palmer Street, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
(07) 4721 1478
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Description: Open: 7 nights from 5pmWe serve inexpensive high quality food in a...
Open: 7 nights from 5pmWe serve inexpensive high quality food in a uniquely designed atmosphere. Everything from salads, burgers, best quality steaks and authentic Mexican dishes.
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  • 55
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  • 96
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good (vego) grub

Good food, and good vego options. Too noisy inside, but outside (in winter) was pleasant. Mexican can be too oily and/or too hot without being flavoursome, but this was some good grub.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Brodie O
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  • Families with children
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Perth, Australia
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55 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Maybe it's a Townsville thing or maybe it's a rural Australian thing, but the two steaks I had on this visit to Townsville were both terribly over cooked. I ordered rare-medium and got well done. Maybe I should order rare? (But in restaurants that understand, this probably means too rare in the middle and too chewy! What to do when... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great food, massive selection, friendly staff, the Chicken wings are amazing, yummy chips too. The sangria a is great too. Good atmosphere.

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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This place has the worst food I think I have tasted. We thought we would go there due to the business of it, unfortunately we wish we kept walking. We ordered a beef burger which was overloaded of bbq tangy sauce- ruined! Enchiladas served with rice and refried beans- rice was dry and tasteless, heinz baked beans taste better! And... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Good food, and good vego options. Too noisy inside, but outside (in winter) was pleasant. Mexican can be too oily and/or too hot without being flavoursome, but this was some good grub.

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Townsville, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Really depends which one you go to, we personally like Cannon Park as we are always looked after. Good food at a cheap price.

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We ate at Cactus Jacks Saloon and were very impressed with the quality and service so we were very surprised that the palmer street Cactus Jacks was so disappointing. I had Southern Chicken that was so overcooked it was like eating jerky. The potato skins were cold, the prawns were like rubber and the service was bad. Its hard to... More 

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Narangba
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

For a Mexican restaurant, my first port of call is the guacamole: if the guac is good, then the meal will be good. In this case, I would say it was above average but it didn't blow me away. The service was intermittent and there were a couple of trainees on the floor that night; it was a full house... More 

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Windsor, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Plenty of lovely food for everyone. If you're a plain and simple eater to a fancy spicy eater there is something for you. The food and service was fantastic even when they were packed out. Plus they split bills here. That's rare.

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Townsville, Australia
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72 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

With visitors in town we decided to check out Cactus Jacks for dinner. They were impressed with the range of food provided and enjoyed the meal. it was nice to visit again and enjoy the chili meal that has remained excellent. We were aware it would be busy and although early needed to await a table that was a relatively... More 

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Berwick
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Always the first restaurant I visit when I arrive in Townsville. Love the buffalo wings, not too spicy but nice and sticky and oh so good. Nachos can be hit and miss, sometimes a bit on the dry side (not enough cheese in between the corn chips). The southern Fried chicken crispers are wonderful and that honey mustard sauce is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Palmer Street, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: (07) 4721 1478

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

Description

Open: 7 nights from 5pmWe serve inexpensive high quality food in a uniquely designed atmosphere. Everything from salads, burgers, best quality steaks and authentic Mexican dishes.

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