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Cactus Cafe

2160 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-4766
802 253 7770
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Ranked #19 of 75 restaurants in Stowe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Farmingdale, New York
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

We were a party of 9 and they accommodated us right away. The food was pretty good, but not great. Steak fajitas were tender but lacking a little in flavor. They didn't have hard tacos which was surprising, and disappointing to my nephew. Jalapeno poppers were super spicy! Service was very good. Would possibly go back if I was in... More

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canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Californian tacos are good but do not take the cheese stuffed spicy papers (they are too spacy for restaurant food and the waitress will not bother to suggest something else or replace it). One might to wait considerable time for utensils with the meals in front of you

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Dundas, Ontario
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Having been to Stowe many times and looking for a new and casual dining option, we tried the Cactus Cafe based on the positive TA reviews. Unfortunately, we were completely underwhelmed by the food and atmosphere. The margaritas were lovely and our server was charming, but that's where the good news ends. We ordered some nachos to share, which were... More

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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

This was one of many restaurants recommended by our hotel and as my hubby fancied Mexican food we opted for this. Nice authentic decor & feel to the place, friendly staff & a lovely choice of food. We only had mains & were glad we did as they were very filling & mega tasty. Large marguerita menu swayed me towards... More

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Carrabassett Valley, Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Our go-to restaurant in Stowe! Friendly staff, comfortable, good food and consistent. Love the atmosphere - cozy and relaxing.

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uk
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Really loved this place! The cocktails were following, the food was spicy and the staff were friendly! Really enjoyed it!!

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Knoxville, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

It was a sisters and friends trip to Vermont and we were ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the NorthEast! We couldn't have picked a better spot than Cactus Cafe in Stowe, VT. It is a relatively small, but oh so cozy restaurant tastefully bedecked in Mexican and Southwestern colors and decor. The menu provided most of our favorite... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Cactus is one of my regular spots when I visit Stowe! Fun for one, couples, family, or groups. The staff are always welcoming no matter how busy; the drinks and food are delicious. I had the nightly taco tonight, which is always a tasty variety of flavors. Tonight's Jerk Pork Loin was no exception!

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The food and atmosphere in this restaurant was superb. The staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough for you. It was the best food we had in Stowe.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

What a surprise. Excellent Mexican food in Vermont. Loved the salsa and chips. Our server was terrific.

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