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The Mad Cactus - CLOSED

9175 Pearl Rd, Strongsville, OH
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Cuisines: Mexican
Description: It was on the Food Network show, Restaurant Impossible.
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Description: It was on the Food Network show, Restaurant Impossible.

12 reviews from our community

16% Recommend
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This place finally closed its doors for good within the past couple of weeks, and is in the process of being sold.

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Cleveland ohio
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Been there twice went with some friends the bands are terrible never ate the food from the reviews thank god but i do have to say the drinks where very good and strong. Owner never took advantage with what he had now he closing shop 2/3/2013 and now employees are unemployed

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Cleveland, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Years ago I ate at the Mad Cactus – it was largely forgettable and I didn’t plan to return. But after hearing about the Restaurant Impossible makeover, curiosity set in. I am a foodie, after all, and at least I could try one of the dishes Irvine donated to the menu. Two co-workers who wrote the place off years ago... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

A few friends recently (October) met for lunch. I ordered the Texas Burrito. An hour didn't even pass and I was so sick, vomiting, shakes..missed work the next day. .I CAN NOT prove it was from the Mad Cactus because I did NOT go to the Emergency room. I will not eat there again. It has been going down hill... More

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STRONGSVILLE
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

stopped for dinner about a month after Robert from Restaurant Impossible did a makeover. Had high expectations. Food was still way below average. Judge Mex places by refried beans and these were bad. Salsa bar was the only improvement IMO. Try Gran Fiesta on Royalton Rd. for truly great Mexican food in Strongsville.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

We went here to celebrate my 9yr old son's birthday. He loves the show "Reataursant Impossible" and wanted to try one of his recipes. The place has gotten fair reviews but our experience was good. Waitress was the best we have ever had..very attentive and knowledgeable on menu. Food was hot and quick to our table. Mango margarita was good..not... More

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Strongsville, Ohio, USA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

We've not been to the Mad Cactus in a while, so I thought I'd give it a shot for take-out. Ordered the Chicken Fajita Salad. The meat was blech; seemed like marinated chunks of lunchmeat or something. The rest of the salad was nothing special (commercial, bagged salad mix, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, red onion). The side of roasted... More

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cleveland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

I cannot expect this place to be open in the near future. Service was fine however the food was just tolerable and although they say their Margarita's were voted the best in Cleveland not sure by who, when, or what recipe it was. This 1/2 pitcher we ordered tasted like ice water with a touch of lime juice. Would not... More

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Strongsville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

We had a wonderful lunch at The Mad Cactus. This is the 4th time I've been there in the last 2 months, and the food is always so, so good. I've heard that some people who used to frequent the restaurant don't, anymore, because they don't like the menu changes. I'm here to tell you that the food is better... More

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Strongsville, Ohio
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213 reviews 213 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012 via mobile

Much improved! The food was decent, but not the best Tex-Mex we've had. Service was a bit slow. Their salsa ar is great! Their chimmichuuri salsa was excellent!

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