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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 42
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  • 23
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  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good service, good food, mezza-mezza margaritas

We thought the quality of this restaurant to be better than alot of reviews. We liked the chips--they're definitely better than bagged. The salsa had good flavor, except it was a tad bland--needed salt. We shared an appetizer of wings that were excellent. The chimichangas were very good as well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
carefultraveler2014
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Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoy Mexican pretty much like we enjoy Chinese... a couple times a year... already told you about the Green Drago for Chinese... well... Cactus Cafe is where do Mexican... and always a Margarita! Try them... you will like them!

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Thank philipthewolff
Glen Mills, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cactus Cafe is a standard Mexican restaurant on the Mountain Road in Stowe, VT. Not a lot of Mexican options here but this one seemed to be the best. It wasn't the most authentic place but it did offer some nice options. We had the Tres Cerdo Burrito, Chicken Mole Enchiladas, and the Chorizo & Pulled Pork Enchiladas, which were... More 

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Vermont
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202 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought the quality of this restaurant to be better than alot of reviews. We liked the chips--they're definitely better than bagged. The salsa had good flavor, except it was a tad bland--needed salt. We shared an appetizer of wings that were excellent. The chimichangas were very good as well. Only complaint there is twice I clarified wanting beans instead... More 

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Thank carefultraveler2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was really pretty good......shockingly few Mexican restaurants in Stowe. The Margaritas were excellent. All of the food was quite good with the exception of the queso, which was meh.

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Watch Hill, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our third time back to this Mexican restaurant and no one in our party left disappointed. Our server was friendly, attentive and made our son's day when she came out singing happy birthday with other waitresses. A few in our party had deep mango tango margaritas and loved them. I opted for a margarita from a select tequila... More 

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Thank Singlethreaded
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

After realizing me and my friends had no place to go without an hour and a half wait we settled for a walk in table at this Mexican place. We sat down and ordered margaritas (below average margaritas) and shortly after ordered apps and dinner. My girlfriend ordered enchiladas and asked to substitute in shrimp and they said they couldn't... More 

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Thank Michael G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We were a group of 5 for dinner the food was most part flavorless and the portion was so small. The service wasn't good either . The only thing that tasted good was chicken chimichangas other than that Jalapeno poppers, fajitas, shrimp and rice were all a disaster. For the price you pay so not worth it !!

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Thank Prem J
Concord, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Wife and I took a chance on Cactus Cafe in Stowe. It looked nice from outside, got inside and only one other family there. Service staff were nice, drinks were below average, food was average for Mexican. Overall we were were kinda disappointed and expected more. I think they could do a lot better but maybe we hit them on... More 

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Morrisville, Vermont
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

What a great place. Interesting and complex tacos or a good old classic! They have great flavor and know how to mix it up. The company is also really great!

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Thank knb03050
North Dighton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We ate here on our first night in Stowe. Despite not having reservations on Sat night at 6:30 the hostess did her best to get us a table quickly she even remembered everyone by their first name. Food was great and the margaritas were above average. Looking forward to our next visit to go back.

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?