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Cactus Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Tapas
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121 Park Ln, Kirkland, WA 98033-6114
425-893-9799
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Eastside Mexican Delight!

I have been to this restaurant a few times now, and each visit has been very good. The service is attentive, the food choices were varied, the drinks were appealing. I am pleased they offer a 'dairy and gluten free' fare; this is important to members of my family! The patrons age range was from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Bothell, Washington
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
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174 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bothell, Washington
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I have been to this restaurant a few times now, and each visit has been very good. The service is attentive, the food choices were varied, the drinks were appealing. I am pleased they offer a 'dairy and gluten free' fare; this is important to members of my family! The patrons age range was from the very young to senior... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

A fresh twist on southwest style Mexican food. Meats are always tender and the seasonal or special menus offer unique dishes that include ingredients you won't find easily elsewhere. Drinks are also great as they use fresh ingredients.

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North Bend, Washington
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Usually people think Mexican restaurant means sharing chips & salsa but then ordering your own plate. Cactus is great for eating family style like you would at a Chinese restaurant! Portions are large enough to share and there are such eclectic choices on the menu that you'll want to try more than one thing. The Navajo fry bread comes out... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We have eaten here many times and the food is always excellent and so are the margaritas. Nothing on the plate is throw away! The rice and beans are excellent and the food has excellent flavor. The fish tacos are outstanding and so are all of the enchiladas. Also this place has a nice atmosphere.

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Kirkland, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Cactus is delicious! Whether you are vegetarian and want to try their vegetarian fajitas or their decadent seafood enchilada you won't be disappointed. I also love the mango martinis! SOO yummy! Service is always great too!

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Kirkland, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Love this place, their black beans are to die for. Service is a-one always a great experience. I always decline the rice and eat up on the black beans

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Kirkland, Washington, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I went to this restaurant with my son in the summer. Great sidewalk lunch with great people- watching. Loved the Carne Asada salad. Wonderful service. Anyone would surely enjoy this restaurant for a meeting with friends or family.

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Kirkland, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

A tasy and comfortable experience, the Green salsa was excellent. Nice quality and service !!! I will come back and recommend it to friends.

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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Like the name, suggests, Cactus will be a prickly experience. The popularity of this restaurant baffles me. The noise level is extreme. My foreign, forgetful mother-in-law calls it "The Noisy Place." The food is unmentionably bad. In my entire life I have never sent anything back to a kitchen, but at Cactus I've done it twice. Why do I go?... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I love Cactus and have never had a dish I didn't like. As a vegetarian it's great to have more than one option on a menu! The strawberry-tamarind lemonade is delicious. This Cactus is much smaller than the newest one in Bellevue so you can probably plan to wait. In the summer they open up the front of the building... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 121 Park Ln, Kirkland, WA 98033-6114
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Kirkland
  • Phone Number: 425-893-9799

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?