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Cactus Cafe

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2160 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-4766
802 253 7770
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Today
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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 111
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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great little restaurant....ordered shrimp fajita ...excellent and six very large shrimp...the other was smoked duck fajita..the duck was a tad chewy so next time I will order the chicken fajita ..we had marguerita's ...you can choose the kind of tequila you want ...since we don't know much about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
btatro
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Chateauguay, Canada
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Flavourless guacamole and servers that don't know the cost of a substitute item is unacceptable. When one of us asked for a salad instead of rice the server happily obliged - but without mentioning the $8 upcharge for iceberg lettuce. Bland and not well presented. Burnt shrimp and undercooked fish tacos just were too disappointing to overlook.

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Chateauguay, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

great little restaurant....ordered shrimp fajita ...excellent and six very large shrimp...the other was smoked duck fajita..the duck was a tad chewy so next time I will order the chicken fajita ..we had marguerita's ...you can choose the kind of tequila you want ...since we don't know much about that we had the house special..really good...and large....would recommend this restaurant..very good..

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Ottawa, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was right across from our hotel, so A+ for convenience. Atmosphere = a good vibe and was nicely outfitted in the usual kitschy Mexican style with some really interesting touches. It was fairly busy but wait-staff kept pace and were attentive. There were quite a few menu options. The free tortilla chips and salsa were a nice touch... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

The waitress was great! Since we filled up with nachos before dinner arrived,she was more than gracious to let us cancel one of the dinners that was ordered. Food was fresh and good- would definitely visit again!

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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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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: 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?