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Cactus Restaurant

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$$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Tapas
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121 Park Ln, Kirkland, WA 98033-6114
425-893-9799
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11:00 am - 10:00 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: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 17
    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
Yummy if you're not looking for authentic Mexican food

We eat here a couple times a year. It is packed on Friday and Saturday nights, so consider a late brunch or going on a week night. The drinks are creative and consistently good. And then there are the butternut squash enchiladas. This is all I order. I once tried something else and immediately... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Debbie F
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Kirkland, Washington
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Kirkland, WA
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The menu is not the same as the traditional Mexican restaurant, but the food is much better. The menu items are more innovative and the ingredients are fresh. Every item that I have tried has been a taste treat. The only reason I don't go everyday is because of Cactus' popularity and to try to keep my waistline from growing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I have never had a bad dish or drink at Cactus! Food is always superb! The butternut squash enchilada is my favorite!

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Kirkland, Washington
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We eat here a couple times a year. It is packed on Friday and Saturday nights, so consider a late brunch or going on a week night. The drinks are creative and consistently good. And then there are the butternut squash enchiladas. This is all I order. I once tried something else and immediately regretted it. My husband seems to... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Never been disappointed with any entrée at the Cactus. From Tucson which has the best :"Sonoran" Mexican food in the world!. Moved to Kirkland and was pleasantly surprised to find the interesting take on Mexican food at the Cactus. Prices are reasonable and service is excellent.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Four of us ate here yesterday on their outside patio. Clean and unique. The food was very good and there were lots of items to choose from. Good service, good chips, salsa and guacamole.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Really good Mexican food...with creative menu. Good guacamole, very fresh. Service friendly and helpful. A slight glitch in the service was noticed by wait staff and they were very accommodating to make up for the glitch.

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Redmond, Washington, USA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife, 8 yr old son and I enjoyed a great meal. Unlike some other nearby Mexican / SW inspired spots, we alway receive great service at Cactus. With elementary school aged boys, snappy service is important, and once again we were not disappointed. The spicy margarita was very good, but they apparently ran out of cilantro which I found... More 

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This place is great. I guess it might be called Nuevo Mexico. I had a chop salad with a roasted corn quesadilla . Excellent. Not the heavy stuff you get at every Mexican joint.malthough if you want that, they can probably accommodate you.

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Tucson, Arizona
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The food was okay for a mall restaurant and the service was good. But these days with high restaurant food prices, just okay isn't good as it should be.

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Wilsonville, Oregon
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

While visiting Kirkland we discovered this Mexican 'infused' restaurant for dinner. great location, wonderful food prep and presentation. Service was good, was probably excellent but the place was jammed with customers since a wine 'event' was in full gear around town and the resulting throngs. Pricing is moderate but well worth the cost versus quality of food. try it, you'll... 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, Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?