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Cactus Cafe

2160 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-4766
802 253 7770
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Ranked #19 of 75 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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Jericho, Vermont
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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
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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West Hartford, CT
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

These folks go out of their way to accommodate their guests - with indoor, outdoor and patio seating, special meal requests, whatever. Their margaritas are the best around, and the food is authentic (I'm from Mexico and most recently lived in So. Calif., so miss the real deal). We esp. like the fish tacos - most recently made with tilapia... More

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CT
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I like this place because they have outdoor seating, and I can sit outside with my dog. they brought a huge bucket of water for her to drink. I had the steak fajitas. The flavor was excellent, but the meat a bit chewy. The salsa was very good. The services was prompt and friendly. My only real complaint is the... More

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philadelhphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

recently visited Stowe with my son. Had a wonderful dinner and great beer selection including Heady Topper..The staff was friendly and helpful and the owner made a point of visiting our table to make sure we had everything we needed and to check on whether we were enjoying the meal. She spent time and chatted with us and really made... More

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Orland Hills, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I accompanied the Cactus Cafe with a family that I work with this past weekend; With us, was their son- a twenty year old male with Autism. The restaurant owner was incredibly kind and made all of us feel very welcome! To accommodate us, they gave us an option of 3 different quiet tables, turned down the music in the... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We had an awesome evening meal here. We sat outside in the garden, it was so beautiful and we watched the hummingbirds fly from flower to flower. Margaritas were great, kids meals were good and I had a special which was spicy chicken kabobs which were very tasty. Service was great and the atmosphere was so laid back. Would definitely... More

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This place has nice atmosphere and the food was great. We shared the special combo plate (burrito, enchilada and taco) and every dish was really good. My daughter had the chicken strips with fries and even that was super tasty! Also, the margueritas are wonderful!!! Finally, the staff was really nice and efficient but our main waitress was a little... More

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Cabot, Vermont
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Yeah...that about says it...terrific atmosphere..great staff...amazing food...super good cocktails. A bit pricey but, totally worth it. Nice location too..right on the main drag. My husband took me here on a date night. it was a great date and we will defiantly be going back :)

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Hamilton, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The food is good, prices are reasonable, but you really have to try the margarita's. They are all outstanding.

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