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Cactus Taverna

2420 N Salisbury Blvd, Route 13 South, Salisbury, MD 21804
+1 410-548-1254
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Ranked #1 of 161 restaurants in Salisbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Eclectic
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Selbyville, Delaware
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87 reviews 87 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We had dinner at the Cactus Taverna in Salisbury on a weekday evening. Cactus Taverna is a Mediterranean restaurant with an emphasis on Spanish style food. The restaurant has a very nice atmosphere for dining. The owner is continually circulating around the restaurant to mingle with the customers. I ordered the Mahi-mahi in a roasted red pepper sauce with crab... More

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Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The food is great!!! The staff is always so friendly and I love the fact that the owner is constantly interacting with the customers!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Last night we discovered Cactus Taverna. Wow! What a delightful surprise! From the outside it looks like just another Mexican restaurant in a strip mall. Inside we discovered a menu that leaned more Peruvian, and everything our party ordered was fresh and delicious! The owner greeted us shortly after we were seated, which rarely happens anywhere in 2014. And the... More

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Berlin, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This was our first visit but will definitely not be our last. We were so pleased! The food was excellent, the service wonderful, not at all what we expected when we pulled into a small strip center. This is not a Taco, burrito, kinda place! It has an extensive menu with variety of creative dishes. Wonderful kinda "date night" reasonable... More

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Sapphire, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We were in Salisbury attending a wedding and after reading the reviews on tripadvisor decided to try this restaurant. At first when we pulled up outside of the place we were wondering if we made the wrong choice. We are so happy we went inside! There were 6 of us and we all tried something different. The food was wonderful... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

very good food don't be deceived by front entrance/ Better for adults and older kids not many " kids choices". Really friendly.

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Salisbury, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

1st time to this restaurant but definitely not my last. Staff was friendly and service was quick even though the place was full. The owner squirting wine into mouths from a flask was interesting and fun. Great place

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Delmar, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Margarita was excellent, guacamole was very good and the strawberry dessert was excellent. It was very close to the Courtyard Marriott.

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New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I visited Cactus Taverna with a college age son who isn't a particularly creative eater. The restaurant modified a dish to his liking and provided scotch bonnet peppers to liven up my modestly spiced "Mexican" Food. We didn't order creatively and the food that arrived wasn't creative either...but I'd recommend the restaurant because the the vibe was great, the staff... More

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Pocomoke City, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Having been several times to Cactus Taverna I can say I believe it to be overrated. It is expensive and not a very good value. It doesn't bode well for the Salisbury restaurant scene that Cactus Taverna is considered the number one restaurant. For the positives, Cactus Taverna has very good service. It is nicely decorated and very clean. The... More

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