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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 03 6334 0584

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  • 47
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  • 25
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  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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The Prickly Cactus is quite a good restaurant in the Launceston CBD. It's a little Tex-Mex, so not real authentic Mexican, but OK. Serves are quite good , but the food a little bland, but good value. Not a head turner, with the fit-out, more like a café.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
pinehart
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south australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW 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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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a bite to eat & decided Mexican was the go. Service was great,so was the food & staff are friendly.You have the option of the lunch specials menu or their usual menu.Be assured whatever you choose it is more than worthwhile!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The Prickly Cactus is quite a good restaurant in the Launceston CBD. It's a little Tex-Mex, so not real authentic Mexican, but OK. Serves are quite good , but the food a little bland, but good value. Not a head turner, with the fit-out, more like a café.

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I eat food from here at least once every 2 weeks or so. It's consistent and great value for money. Staff are highly attentive and helpful and it's no wonder it seems to be booked out each weekend. It has a relaxed atmosphere and is family friendly. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Greater Brisbane, Australia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Been in launceston many times always wanted to eat here, well we finally did and wasn't disappointed the food was good service was good value for money and the food came out quick what more can i say when in launceston give this place a go.

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Mt Eliza, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

There are a few sacrilegious things in life: not offering your seat to an old lady on a train, farting in elevators, speaking ill of Elvis Presley, you get my drift. But sweet chilli sauce in a mexican restaurant!?! FAIL!!!! Bland, phoned-in and uncreative (and I'm holding back here) our burritos were 'burnt' and the chimichunga was soaked in oil.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Ate at the Prickly Cactus in a large group last week. The food was very reasonably priced, and had a large selection of dishes to choose from. The service was great too. Would recommend eating here when in Launceston.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Being a Mexican fan I was looking forward to what I was told was an excellent experience. However the experience was far from acceptable, particularly with respect to the food quality. I ordered the ribs and they were the toughest most chewy ribs I have ever had. Turning them over I found none of the fat had been trimmed off... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Excellent Mexican food, great service, good pricing. The staff were great . It even caters for those who do not Mexican with steak and chicken on the menu.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Have been trying to get into this restaurant for some time now during our trips to Launy for the footy, always seems to be booked out. But at last we got a table , great service, wasn't sure about some menu items and the very helpful waitress helped us out with some choices. We were not disappointed, beautifully cooked and... More 

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Additional Information about The Prickly Cactus

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

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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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