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Cactus Cafe

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Mexican, Southwestern
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2160 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-4766
802 253 7770
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Today
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 119
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Family night out

Menu had something for all. Californian enchillada was great (sauce, refried beans, and rice plate). Fajitas were sizzling hot and tasty. Also homemade salsa was fresh and flavorful. Nice decor, inside and outside seating. This is a good choice for a dinner out with the kids. Poor reviews on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Frederick S
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New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is one of my favorite places to eat in Stowe. Go on a warm evening so you can sit outside in the garden. We have watched humming birds fly around while we sit and drink margaritas. I had the fajita they were very tasty and the service was great, very polite and friendly. They have a trampoline for kids... More 

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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very authentic tasting Mexican food, with fresh, healthy ingredients. Chicken Mole was excellent. Guacamole and salsa were also great. Others in the group had the prawns and lime which were delicious. Friendly service too. Good value.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Excellent good, excellent margaritas! Outdoor dining and indoor dining. Waitstaff very friendly and attentive. Better than average Mexican food. Tasty, delicious.

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New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Menu had something for all. Californian enchillada was great (sauce, refried beans, and rice plate). Fajitas were sizzling hot and tasty. Also homemade salsa was fresh and flavorful. Nice decor, inside and outside seating. This is a good choice for a dinner out with the kids. Poor reviews on waitstaff seem hit or miss. Our server was friendly and efficient.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Love this restaurant in summer and winter. Food is excellent. Waitstaff are welcoming, friendly and accommodating.

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Litchfield, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My husband and I stopped in on a weeknight but weren't able to get there until about 8:30 pm, maybe a bit before. We asked if they were still seating and we told yes and given a table. While our waitress was pleasant, it was darn obvious she wanted to finish up and go off to her life. First of... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This restaurant, which has a bar area and a separate dining area, has a funky, rustic vibe with its walls covered in a mishmash of memorabilia, photos, sports equipment and whatnot. The drinks are a bit overpriced, but quite good. Loved the menu that featured an entire page of just tequila! Tried the enchiladas and the chicken with mole sauce.... More 

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Stowe, Vermont
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had the chicken fajitas, and they were satisfactory. Taylor was our waitress, and she seemed less than happy to be waiting on us. My wife and I could hear her complaining from across the restaurant. This is the first time we have had an ill word to say about the Cactus Cafe, but not sure if we will return.... More 

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Stowe, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Sited on the Mountain road in Stowe, VT, the cactus cafe looks unassuming from the outside. Once inside however, you are greeted by a cozy bar area to the left (awesome tequila by the way - try the Anejo flight), and indoor seating, as well as a beautiful outdoor seating area with herb and flower gardens, and a volleyball court... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went even though the other reviews suggested it wasnt so great. But we had the jalapeno poppers and the Veggie Fajitas and both were perfect. The Fajitas were perfectly done and the portions were ample. We did not try any drinks or dessert

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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: Mexican, Southwestern

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2160 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-4766
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Stowe
  • Phone Number: 802 253 7770

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?