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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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4:30 pm - 9:30 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

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  • 121
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoyable, budget friendly, delicious food!

We met relatives from NY at the Cactus Café-easy ride from Burlington and we all had a good time, good dinner and great service!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Susan M
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Randolph, Vermont
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Randolph, Vermont
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We met relatives from NY at the Cactus Café-easy ride from Burlington and we all had a good time, good dinner and great service!

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Palmer, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

If the grilled steak tacos are on the menu get them, YUM. Fresh veggies and grilled meat on a taco. It was delicious. We sat out back on the lawn our only complaint was WOW it was dark and even with candles on the tables it was hard to see. Umbrella lights would be appreciated. We would go back to... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised when we visited the Cactus Cafe last week. The restaurant has a large outdoor deck as well as tables out in the grass which allows for quite a bit of seating. I don't know why people go to Mexican bar/restaurants and expect 5 star dining. This place is exactly what you should expect, not amazing food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We absolutely loved our meal. The fish tacos were fresh and very well prepared. The enchilada California also was excellent. My wife had a mango tango margarita which she said was outstanding. Only negative on the food was that their salsa was fresh, but quite bland. Food gets 4.5. Server was quite pleasant, but given the fact that workers outnumbered... More 

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Dorval, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Loved the guacamole! If you're craving mexican food in the Stowe area I'd say this is definitely you're best bet. Taco's I had were wonderful and my sister adored her taco salad.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I will try to be very honest about this review. First we stopped and had a drink in the winter at the bar and met the owner who seemed nice. So when we returned this summer we wanted to try the restaurant for dinner as we love Mexican food. It did seem busy which made me think the food would... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

it was very late and most restaurants were closed in Stowe. Cactus Café was open because they have a bar, and I was very surprised at how much our party of 6 loved the food. The salsa was great, and everyone really enjoyed their meals. I would eat here again!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The good was served fast and was good, not outstanding. Outside dining in a pretty garden. A decent meal at an affordable price.

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L'Assomption, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Looking for a great frozen (or not) Margarita,here's the place! You can even choose which Tequila you want! Service was awesome and the food was fantastic and easy on the wallet. I will be going back again.

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Rockland, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This restaurant had a varied menu, good food but not authentic Mexican food. Drinks were good but had more ice than liquid. Service was quick and good.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?