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The Prickly Cactus

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72 George Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: 03 6334 0584

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  • 53
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  • 54
    Very good
  • 26
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  • 20
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  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fast, friendly and filling!

Visited the Prickly Cactus on a whim with my wife on a Saturday night. The restaurant was busy but they managed to fit us in for a meal. The service was very friendly And fast. The meals themselves were big and quite filling. Both my wife and I couldn't finish our meals. Everything tasted great and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Visited the Prickly Cactus on a whim with my wife on a Saturday night. The restaurant was busy but they managed to fit us in for a meal. The service was very friendly And fast. The meals themselves were big and quite filling. Both my wife and I couldn't finish our meals. Everything tasted great and was well priced.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Very kid friendly, popular restuarant, so book if on Friday/Saturday night. We went early so ok. Good food and service, and caters for all ages.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Once again the staff have delivered a great meal with fast and friendly service. Always good value and top quality mexican food.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We were recommened to The Prickly Cactus by a few locals and found it great. It was a Suturday night and we could not get a table until 8.30pm. It was quite busy but we were seated quickley and orders taken. We ordered one dozen of there oysters and they so good order another dozen done with corona and cheese... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Five of us called in here without booking after flying in from Melbourne. On a Wednesday night it was half full. Cheerful, helpful, unpretentious service from our waiter, food arrived in quick time. Most of us had the fajitas or the quesadillas, one had the ribs, meals were good size, the ribs were a huge meal. As others have said... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My eyes were bigger than my stomach! The service was excellent and the food came out quickly. On a busy night (a Monday at that) we were rated without a reservation with no problem. The food was good and large serves, I would've liked just a bit more heat in the chilli but great flavour overall

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Tasmania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were able to get a table on a very busy night and were served quite quickly. The bean mix was was very bland and the veggies lacked flavor as well. The icecream sauce was strange and had a gritty texture and the mousse was much thicker than you would expect and was served in a ramekin on a plate... More 

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Albufeira, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We visited on a Monday night & straight away were assured that we had made a good choice, by the amount of people who were dining. We shared a nachos & had individual meals, which were so big we couldn't get through. The flavours were great. Probably a bit expensive, but as we are on holidays we didn't mind. Service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A friend celebrated her birthday here recently - it was perhaps our 4th time here so we were excited about the prospect of another fabulous meal - and once again we were not let down !! This restaurant is the most consistently above average eatery in Launceston - and equal best in Tassie in my opinion (with Anapurna in nth... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

High prices and meagre portions. Not even very flavoursome either; no spice, just bland vegetables and melted cheddar basically. Drinks were the highlight. If you're hungry, avoid.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

03 6334 0584
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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