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Cactus Cafe

2160 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-4766
802 253 7770
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Ranked #18 of 78 Restaurants in Stowe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Wed 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews 87 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The service and atmosphere here was good. The food was average for a Mexican restaurant. We were not pleased with the tiny portions and left hungry. My wife's combination platter was tasty. My fajitas had lots of beans and a tiny piece of steak, barely enough for one fajita.

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422 reviews 422 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

After reading some of the negative posts, we were a little worried about trying the restaurant, but we were glad we did. They had a Thursday night special – the combination dinner (with our choice of meat) was only $9.95. We had a chicken enchilada, pork taco, and steak burrito. The plate (and food) came out hot, hot, hot! Everything... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The staff were very friendly, the atmosphere was very cool and the food was great. Their signature Margarita was so worthwhile !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

This was some of the best Mexican food I've ever had. The pulled pork tacos are worth the trip. If you're in Vermont, eat here!

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St. Helier, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Not much to dislike. Well cooked Mexican food...Good. Friendly staff...Good. We arrived dead on opening time so was quiet but I believe even when it is busy, the service would still be good. Definately give it a try if you can!

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Londonderry, NH
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Love this place - we always have a meal here, every time we're in the area, and it's always delicious! Great drinks, great food, great service - a winning combo!

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Dracut, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Food was much better on previous visits. Service was slow. Not great variety and food did not taste fresh compared to even a Chipolte. Dissapointed

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Winnipeg, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Although it had a Mexican atmosphere, I went for the ribs...Great fall off the bone to go along with the friendly service.

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Stowe, Vermont
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is an authentic Mexican restaurant that goes the extra mile to insure that everything is just-right.

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Burlington, Vermont
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

So we decided to go to this Mexican restaurant after seeing the positive reviews. We were very disappointed. The salsa is basically tomatoes with zero flavoring. I ordered the poppers but they were quite bland as well. The chorizo and pulled pork enchilada was ok but the rice and black beans were inedible. The food is so unappetizing. This is... More 

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Additional Information about Cactus Cafe

Address: 2160 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-4766
Phone Number: 802 253 7770
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Stowe
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Southwestern, Mexican

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