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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: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: 03 6334 0584

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fresh and Tasty Mexican

Although it was mid week on a Thursday in downtown Launceston, my partner and I were able to secure the last available table, with the restaurant buzzing. The waiter was attentive, although there was a slight delay in getting our drinks, but with that issue sorted, the food arrived quickly. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
ScarletJezebel
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it was mid week on a Thursday in downtown Launceston, my partner and I were able to secure the last available table, with the restaurant buzzing. The waiter was attentive, although there was a slight delay in getting our drinks, but with that issue sorted, the food arrived quickly. The Mexican Style Oysters for entree were fresh and delicious,... More 

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Thank ScarletJezebel
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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232 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a variety of dishes with the option of adding hot sauce to spice them up. The service was prompt and the food good. Recommended for any visit to Launceston.

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Thank Steve W
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such an amazing experience. Was served by a wonderful you lad who promptly served with a great attitude. Food was amazing with great flavour. Definitely recommend this place. Polite. Flavoursome and great atmosphere. Thank you to the staff.

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Thank Daniel L
Hobart, Australia
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good menu for adults and children. Great food and generous servings. Happy hour on cocktails 5.30-7pm. Friendly staff. Suitable for families

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Thank MariaD999
Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wandered the street and settled on this place. And we're we pleased!!! Food was awesome, we both had "pollo" a stuffed chicken meal which was 10/10 . The guys serving us were lovely, friendly and provided great service. Don't miss this little gem onGeorge street

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Thank robinyoung255323
Tasmania
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70 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought Mexican food was all about corn, well I was just ignorant, we visited one weekday evening and the restaurant was quite busy. I don't remember the name of the dish I chose but I was undecided and our very helpful waiter suggested I have a blackboard special and it was one of the nicest dishes I have had... More 

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Thank michaelz789o
Townsville, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate 1/6 of the chilli. It was awful no taste whatsoever it was bland like a novice had cooked it. I added gucamole with was appeared to have bern sitting around for sometime. I complained to waiter who was very nice and gave me a 10% discount. I wrote a complaint on their FB page and got a reply which... More 

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2 Thank Megan A
Condobolin, Australia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place was a nice place to dine and the drinks(fishbowl) are great. The food had a nice taste to it- but the rice was crunchy and undercooked! I have now read other People made comments about the heat in the place- it was a nice summer night out but inside was warm and after a few drinks and a... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I will say the service and staff are excellent. But that is the only positives. I found it very hot inside so that makes you feel uncomfortable. I had the Cactus Bread, says baked until crispy, it was soggy and covered in cheese that was just not baked long enough. Disgusting. I had the Sizzling Beef Fajitas, marinated and with... More 

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1 Thank PEN70
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105 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We enjoyed a meal of quesadillia and fajitas with excellent, friendly service. The quesadilla was full of crunchy vegetables, and the fajitas included plenty of chicken and delicious rice. But what stands out is also the friendly service and lively atmosphere. I had just arrived from the States and had jetlag, but genuinely enjoyed my meal.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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