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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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11:30 am - 10:00 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, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 111
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, friendly staff

We came in for dinner and drinks. The tilapia tacos were excellent and so was the pork burrito. Service was fast and friendly. There were several tables of families in the dining room. We ate at the bar. We would return again for a meal here when we are in Stowe.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
3continentFam
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Burlington, Vermont
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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243 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My husband and I stopped in for a post dinner margarita! They were amazing! The bartender was great, super friendly!

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Burlington, Vermont
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We came in for dinner and drinks. The tilapia tacos were excellent and so was the pork burrito. Service was fast and friendly. There were several tables of families in the dining room. We ate at the bar. We would return again for a meal here when we are in Stowe.

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Potomac, Maryland
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101 reviews 101 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We eat a lot of Mexican food while home in the DC area, and this place just did not quite cut it by that standard. Food was rather blah and no bargain.

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Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Started with complimentary chips/salsa, you only get one basket. I had a raspberry/pineapple marguerita, the cheese and pinto chimichanga and my husband had pork and black bean enchiladas. He also had a tequila shot. Both plates came with rice and beans and mine also had a small salad. Ask for the chipotle ranch for dressing. Entire cost with tip: $52.00.... More 

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Doylestown, PA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Just visited Stowe, Vt for the first time. The local office people at our motel recommended the Cactus Cafe for dinner. It did not disappoint. Very friendly people, great food, variety of drinks and all at a reasonable price. Best time to go is on Thursday when prices of certain dishes are the same as they were like 20 years... More 

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New York, USA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We were looking for a casual place to have dinner at 8:30 pm on a Sunday night. The almost empty place while everything else in Stowe was pretty busy should have warned us. The waitress was very friendly and attentive and the Margaritas great - therefore the two stars. The food (enchiladas, fajitas) was just ok but not great. What... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My son and I were on our annula Stowe ski vacation when we found this place on tripadvisor. The food is very good and you gotta try the MARGARITAS !! Take a cab so you can have a couple of these babies !! I have eaten in Texas and this place is just as good in my opinion. I had... More 

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Living in Stowe, we have eaten here many times in the past and been fairly happy. Last night, though, was a different story. As always, the Margaritas were great. However the enchiladas were not at all acceptable. (Our friends liked their fajitas, though.) The enchiladas, the Californian and the pulled pork types, were not remotely enchiladas. They were more like... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Had a great meal here..wait staff very friendly. Sat next to patio doors in the back room..must have been the coldest seat in the house..had to eat with my jacket on!

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queensbury
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Stopped for a cocktail and had a nice experience. The owner was the bar tender and couldn't have been nicer. Good conversation, great margaritas and funky decor. She offered us help with the drink menu and a delicious basket of chips and salsa! We are planning atrip back in the summer and will definitely stop for dinner!!

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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: Families with children, Bar scene
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?