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Cactus Cafe

2160 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-4766
802 253 7770
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Ranked #19 of 76 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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St. Helier, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
7 helpful votes 7 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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 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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Lausanne, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It was exactly what I needed ! Good meat, french fries (belgian fries) with mayonaise and vegetables ! And a lager beer.a nd friendlystaff.

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Penfield, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I have nothing to say that is truly awful about this place. When you enter the place the bar is the first thing you see and we had to to stand there for awhile because they had to arrange for seating for our party of 8. Standing near a bar by the front door with 4 kids while people are... More

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Jericho, Vermont
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We had a very nice meal after a "touristy" day in Stowe. The service was excellent - the waitstaff was very friendly and accommodating. The salsa was a little oniony for my liking. We shared the Tres Shroom Quesadilla and a special seafood enchilada (excellent!) . Both came on a large plate with rice and beans. It was a nice... More

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The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

I liked the home made jalapeño poppers but that was it. The food was not that tasty it tasted it came out of a can. We went to visit a couple of restaurants in Stowe to see witch one was the best, this restaurant was the worst on our list.

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

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