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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
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 113
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  • 68
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 19
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  • 16
    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
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Chateauguay, Canada
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Montreal, Canada
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

How about a little side of rancid rice and bitter beans for $6? This is what you will get at the Cactus Cafe. One diner orders the Burrito plate - $8.95; a beef burrito, no side of rice or beans. Second diner orders the Burrito Entrada - $12 on the menu, one burrito with rice and beans. Sounds reasonable no?... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Accidentally went here instead of Bender's Burritos. The food was only ok (I guess that is what I should expect from a Mexican restaurant in VT), and the prices quite high (about $18 for a vegetarian platter with a taco, burrito, and enchilada). Flavors were mild.

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Fun and lively…great food…outdoor terrace(summer). The fajiats were great, as well as the service. Reservations should be made on weekends…nothing to dislike here.

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Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This was our first visit to Cactus Cafe but it won't be our last. This is comfort Mexican...Vermont style. The food is terrific (beware of the homemade poppers, they are HOT) and the drinks are equally fantastic. If you're looking for something laid back and comfortable, this is a great spot.

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Ottawa, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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?