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The Prickly Cactus

72 George Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Ranked #86 of 240 Restaurants in Launceston
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: 03 6334 0584
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  • English first
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English first
Launceston, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Initially seated at a horrible noisy table near the entrance with customers walking past. The entree was a trio of dips for $26 which was worth no more than $12 with no flavour. We waited 1.5 hours for our main meal to be served after other tables had been in, eaten and left while we were still waiting. After our... More 

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Yeppoon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Just left the prickly cactus. We were seated upstairs and it was like a food hall. No atmosphere whatsoever. The food was so bland and dry. There was no favour or freshness typical of Mexican food. The only saving grace is the staff who were great and the portions huge but Don't waste your time or money

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We chanced upon this place while just walking around Launceston hoping to find something open. Huge meals for a good price and really good quality food. We had excellent service which in cluded advice about the meals and drinks and the food came quickly. Try the fishbowl magarita - perfect on a hot Summer day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Massive mountain of ribs, nachos, burrito and sizzling lamb fajitas. If your hungry, go there for the huge servings and unbelievable value for money. Awesome

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Launceston, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I went here in December for my Work Dinner. The staff were all so friendly and accommodating, they always had a smile and helped with our orders. The food was so good! I had the chimichangas. Amazing. For dessert I had the donuts, they were more like churros though, which is fine because I love churros. I highly recommend this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

Walked in for dinner and ordered the ribs. Did not expect a Mountain of ribs like something out of the flintstones to arrive but there it was, amazing value for the price. I am a big guy and still could not eat it all and had to offload some of it to my wife who ordered a seafood quesadilla which... More 

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London
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56 reviews 56 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Had an awesome Christmas function. Fantastic meals and service. We were rowdy and loud but we were always greeted well, offered drinks and meal orders were spot on. They dealt really well with us all paying separately too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Visitors to Launceston on a short stay we noticed this place during the day as we were wandering around the shopsand thought we'd try it out on our last night. We were the first patrons there and were welcomed by the host with a warm greeting and big smile, he seated us straight away. The meals and drinks were quick... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

mexican food and quality unmatched. we loved it and not so pricey as well. we all enjoyed our fish bowl.

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Bland food and expensive for what you get Mexican food can be hot or miss sadly this place didn't hit the target. The staff were friendly enough but the food was disappointing

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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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