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Cactus Restaurant

4220 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112-3237 (Broadway / Capitol Hill)
206-324-4140
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Ranked #150 of 3,427 restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
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English first
Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

A great place for Chili Relleno and Green Enchiladas. The margarita's are also excellent. I never have any room left for desert.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

The wait was worth it on a Friday night! Service was prompt and professional. Fajitas came in sizzling individual frypans. The chimichanga was a folded heavy pastry, but it was stuffed with beef brisket that was medium spicy that was superb. The fried ice cream is heavy on topping and too light on ice cream.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The Good reviews are wrong!!!!!! Ordered the guar, which was good. The salsa was also good. However, I came with a party of 4 and no one finished there food. I got the fajitas, which were disgusting and only had, literally 3 tiny pieces of chicken. I had to call the waiter over to point them out. He gave me... More

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Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We eat here quite often, since it is in the neighborhood where we live. The food is always great; the service is good and friendly and the experience is always enjoyable.

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Oroville, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This restaruant was right up the street from the hotel so its very convenient. The food was good. I had the carne asada tacos & my friend had to beef fajitas. Fajitas are a HUGE serving too! The only thing was that we had a waitress in training so there were a lot of 'extra' visits from the staff. Im... More

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Calistoga, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Last night I joined two friends for happy hour at Cactus in Madison Park. (I grew up in Madison Park and still have family there so Cactus is my go to restaurant when I visit from CA. I have been going to Cactus since it opened in 1990!). I always judge a restaurant by its chips and salsa (or bread)... More

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Kent, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The food and service were great. The guacamole is a must try--it's super smooth and chunky at the same time. The salsa tasted like fresh homemade salsa. I had the butternut squash, spinach, and goat cheese enchiladas and was not disappointed. The flavors and textures blended perfectly. They are a must try. Our server was attentive and helpful.

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Cactus is one of our favorite spots to go for "date night". The food is consistently great and the service is even better!

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I have been here several times for happy hour, and this review is biased simply because we love the place. The happy hour plates are adequately sized for us, and the food is terrific southwestern. Please don't go there; we want it for ourselves.

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White Rock, Canada
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My wife and I came here for an early dinner. Cactus had a happy hour special for drinks and appetizers. Our waiter was excellent in anticipating our needs. He said, "Hey, while you're deciding, how about some chips, salsa and guacamole?" To which we replied "Yes", of course. We decided on a lime margarita and white wine for drinks and... More

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