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Cactus Restaurant

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$$$
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
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 75
    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
Most recent review
Great food and Great Margaritas

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Tom O
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Bellevue, Washington
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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171 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bellevue, Washington
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Kirkland, Washington
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Love this place for lunch, always has a great vibe and the bar is usually hopping. Though Mexican food can feel like a gut bomb order the Spa Chicken, it has a delightful mix of flavors and an excellent lunch choice. When the weather is nice get there early and get a table outside, great people watching.

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Kirkland, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fresh, tasty with a decidedly great ethnic taste. Foods are wonderful. They are more eclectic and not from prepackaged cans. Professional staff, good pricing, great tastes.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

no matter what get an order of the guacamole! service is so so food is great. We have been several times and we like it, they are good with kids and are consistent. I like their brunch

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