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The Prickly Cactus

72 George Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Ranked #90 of 221 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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English first
Launceston, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

dined in restaurant with mates from uni nice menu and reasonable price but not much flavour in the food.service was ordinary. i wouldn't recommend this if you are after a good night.

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We discovered The Prickly Cactus on our first visit to Tasmania at the end of 2001. We have eaten here on every visit since, and love the atmosphere and authentic Mexican cuisine. We ate here again last night, and were impressed once more by the food & staff. We were lucky to get a table, having left it fairly late... More

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Beauty Point, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

service was good to start off with. As a group we felt that the ''cob'' loaf was a bit laughable considering it was the size of a supermarket bun and overcooked. Enchilada could have had more flavour and there are no salt and pepper shakers on tables??.1st place I have ever been where you MUST have a main meal. Happy... More

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Hobart, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We were a little hesitant about eating here after reading some of the reviews about the service here, but took the chance anyway because the menu looked so good. Well - we don't know what those reviews were on about, because we found the service really great - they couldn't do enough for us!! And we didn't have a booking.... More

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Adelaide
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184 reviews 184 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We went here as a group of 4 on a Sunday night on a recommendation from friends. Not much is open on a Sunday night in Launceston. The restaurant opens at 5:30 for service and we walked in and found one of the staff eating. The restaurant was completely empty. We were asked if we had a reservation. When we... More

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Launceston, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

I would not even call this Mexican food!!! Wow it was wrong! I knew it was was wrong when I took the first taste of the vegiterian burrito, didn't even eat a quarter of it. Woke up with food poisoning, both ends!! Just the way I like to spend my weekend with my family after a full week of work!!!!... More

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Bundaberg, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We dined at this restaurant for both lunch and dinner and were never disappointed by the quality, price and size of the meals delivered. The venue has great decor and very friendly staff who look after you very well. If you order the spare ribs, make sure you don't eat much that day or you will have little chance of... More

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australia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I have had trouble getting in here without a booking and it is easy to see why. The food is tasty and there is plenty of it. It is well priced and the service is pretty good for a busy venue. We only had one course each plus a shared entree between three. Couldn't finish, even with a teenage son... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

The worst thing about the place was the customer service. 2 girls one with brown hair and one with bright pink WERE SO RUDE And had SO much attitude - it was a really quite Monday night and from the second we walked in they were standoffish and made us feel like we shouldn't be there, who ever owns this... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Enjoyed a relaxed atmosphere, friendly service, good Tequila and a good meal(standard Tex-Mex menu) at a reasonable price.

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