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Cactus Restaurant

$$$
Broadway / Capitol Hill
Mexican, Spanish
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4220 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112-3237
206-324-4140
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The First One - Several More

The heart of Madison Park - by now an old standby for Southwest cuisine. Friendly staff, good drink and food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Madronaguy
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The heart of Madison Park - by now an old standby for Southwest cuisine. Friendly staff, good drink and food.

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Thank Madronaguy
Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

First off, the staff could not have been nicer, or more accomodating. There was a great selection of breakfast items, but the rest of the menu was available as well. While busy, there were some empty tables, which means you can squeeze in even on busy brunch days. Everything we had was delicious, with special kudos for the french toast... More 

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Thank 1TravelDragon
Pensacola, Florida
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Found our way here via two locals. Loved it! Two servers waited on us - both great! So kind and friendly! The Best Salsa! Fresh and flavorful tastes. Even served us a Flan on the house! What a great find!! Thanks for the good food and good time!

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Thank Beth2854
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

The sweet potato enchiladas are amazing. Everything was fresh and the flavors were fantastic. Staff was attentive and helpful. If we were locals, we'd eat here all the time!

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Thank Christine P
Vancouver, Canada
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89 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Went to eat brunch at the restaurant and ordered migas. It had lots of flavor and was delicious. The service was fairly ok but the taste was a bit too strong for a morning breakfast.

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Thank migachan
Calistoga
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Cactus is a great Tex-Mex restaurant. They start with high quality, fresh ingredients and carefully prepare and serve tasty updated versions of classic Mexican food. For example they have a beef brisket taco. The beef is slow braised in a chili sauce and the resulting is succulent beef infused with a deep chili flavor. The meat has a nice spice... More 

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Thank Calistoga Grower
Louisville
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96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Really neat restaurant in Madison Park where Mexican food is reinvented. Decor is busy but tasteful. The Chimichanga was incredible, black beans perfect, and the rice had pine nuts and other interesting flourishes. Cocktails are small and expensive. Waitstaff was professional and friendly, quick to offer recommendations and to make sure we were happy with our choices. (We were!)

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Thank field716
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We came here for brunch and everything was excellent. My husband had one of the brunch dishes and I had the sonoran chicken. Both dishes were well made and great portions. The service was friendly and I definitely had a great experience.

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Thank ana t
Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The food and drinks were excellent. I would usually blow off commenting about one server being busy but it seemed like to whole staff was bothered to help customers. It took me from and excellent rating to average. Will most likely return but definitely for the food not the service.

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Thank Joel S
Seattle
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

For lunch we had the daily special and enjoyed it greatly. They accommodated our 1 year old with a high chair and little things to play with.

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Thank Richard H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4220 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112-3237
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Broadway / Capitol Hill
  • Neighborhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: 206-324-4140

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?