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The Prickly Cactus

72 George Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Ranked #85 of 224 Restaurants in Launceston
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: 03 6334 0584
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

The advertised special suggested a main and desert but the reality was a main which was smaller but more expensive than the standard menu item and the dessert was not included. Service staff had no idea and could not deal with the issue professionally. Would recommend going elsewhere.

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Dined their tonight. It is a great restaurant. Consistently great food, wonderful staff, relaxed atmosphere. Good value for money. They also cater for large groups with a private area

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Wollongong, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Not good value for money. Very small serve of frijolrs refritos dip with an abundance of corn chips, we maybe ate a quarter of them. The mexican mushrooms were good but lacking flavour or spice. My seafood burritos was not served as the menu indicated. It was not crisp, there was a small amount of melted cheese on one end,... More

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Hobart, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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50 reviews 50 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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