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The Prickly Cactus

72 George Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Ranked #85 of 227 Restaurants in Launceston
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: 03 6334 0584
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

After a disappointing visit about 12 months ago, I decided to again brave the Prickly Cactus. Maybe They had a bad night, which ruined mine. Last time the food was ordinary, service non existent & the cleanliness was atrocious. This time however the tables were clean, staff attentive & the beer cold. Things were looking up. However when trying to... More

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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Mexican cuisine with a variety of flavour, everyone enjoyed their choices and the meal sizes were more than adequate. The staff were very helpful in bringing the food out at a required time - so we could watch a show. This place gets quite busy and a booking is a must, centrally located in Launceston.

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Tewantin, Queensland, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

I had the sizzling combination fajitas which came with fried rice and a plate with guacamole, sour cream, salsa, grated cheese, and lettuce. Beautifully presented and wonderful flavour. They also have happy hour 5.30-7pm when you can buy mojitos for $4.50 per glass. Yum. The staff were very friendly and efficient and prices were reasonable!

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Comprehensive menu, wide variety of choice, great service, fitted us in even though we did not have a booking on a Saturday Night and supplied great food. Meals were hot and plentiful. The atmosphere was buzzing and the speed of service outstanding considering the number in the restaurant. Recommend location for good food and great ambience. And the chef, whom... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

With only a few options for dinner in Launceston, we opted for the mexican place across the road from our hotel as suggested by the hotel manager. Was a good choice as food was tasty (although my sizzling beef fajitas slightly overcooked - may have been my fault though?), staff were friendly and most importantly, local brews available. Food 7.5/10... More

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Brisbane
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

The advertised special suggested a main and desert but the reality was a main which was smaller but more expensive than the standard menu item and the dessert was not included. Service staff had no idea and could not deal with the issue professionally. Would recommend going elsewhere.

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Tasmania
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88 reviews 88 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Dined their tonight. It is a great restaurant. Consistently great food, wonderful staff, relaxed atmosphere. Good value for money. They also cater for large groups with a private area

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Wollongong, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Not good value for money. Very small serve of frijolrs refritos dip with an abundance of corn chips, we maybe ate a quarter of them. The mexican mushrooms were good but lacking flavour or spice. My seafood burritos was not served as the menu indicated. It was not crisp, there was a small amount of melted cheese on one end,... More

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Hobart, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A fabulous family Birthday dinner, we were seated at 5.30, children's meal orders were taken and promptly on their way to the table. Extensive menu with further descriptions readily provided by the friendly staff. All of our meals were all very nice as indicated by the clean plates, we were out by 6.30. Oliver and the team were very friendly,... More

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London
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50 reviews 50 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Went for a family dinner and had lots of great food. I ordered the chilli con cactus as I know most of their food is mild and I wanted the hottest thing on the menu! It was delicious - the beef was charred and tasty and spice was definitely there. The mild cactus bread, dips and kids chicken were great... More

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Additional Information about The Prickly Cactus

Address: 72 George Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
Cuisine: Mexican

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