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The Prickly Cactus

72 George Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Ranked #87 of 225 Restaurants in Launceston
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: 03 6334 0584
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: 03 6334 0584
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Hobart, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Melbourne, Australia
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50 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had nachos for entree which were very nice and generous serve. Fajitas and Quesadilla for mains - big serves and very tasty. Recommended!! Nice staff too.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Not the greatest experience, have been twice in the last 4 months, both on a Sunday when a lot of other places are closed. Bland is the over riding feeling. They don't seem to use chilli unless u ask which is bizarre for a Mexican restaurant. Despite that, they also don't seem to make use of coriander, fresh or ground,... More

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32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The atmosphere here is lovely, very accommodating staff. Service with a smile. The food was amazing, would be the best Mexican I have had. Kids menu available & good sizes. Between 5:30 and 7:30 is happy hour for drinks which is a nice touch. I would recommend this to anyone staying in or around Launceston.

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Launceston, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Kids love it here, especially the nachos and the ribs. Drinks are great if you can get in before 7pm and get the happy hour prices. Can be a bit inconsistent, with the staff, sometimes they are happy and helpful, other times its like pulling teeth to get service as they are all behind the bar chatting about their social... More

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Longford, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good place for a quick bite to eat. Can cater for large groups, but has an area of tables for small numbers too. Nice heater out in that part of the building too! We just popped in for an early dinner without a booking, we were attended to quickly, and had no complaints.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Seated quickly, next to the fire. Drinks were bought over quickly and wasn't long before the meals followed. The starters and mains were delicious. We had churos for dessert. They were not cooked properly. That was the only disappointment of the night. The staff were friendly and efficient. Will definately eat here again.

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Victoria, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Every time my wife and I go to Launceston we always have dinner here at least once. The food is very good, not the best Mexican I've ever eaten, but good all the same. The dishes are full of flavour and the portions are HUGE My wife and I always make the same mistake of ordering an entree but we... More

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Launceston, Australia
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63 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

was a bit like the food you would / could cook at home. I have been here a few times for different functions / events and it doesn't really seem to change. You will not get a bad meal but you will not get a knock your socks off feed. For Mexican food it is not overly spicy and while... More

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