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Cactus Restaurant

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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 - 10:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 43
    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
Great food, great service

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
Richard H
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Seattle
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  • Families with children
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Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Seattle
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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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Aloha, Oregon, USA
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108 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My son and I stopped in for an hors d'oeuvres and were impressed. Probably some of the best guacamole I've had at a restaurant. The chips and were fresh and crisp. We split an order of the Spicy Ahi Tacos. They were quite good also. Not your traditional fish tacos, more like ceviche, but tasty nonetheless.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

What a contrast with any Mexican restaurant I have ever attended in my life. As you enter the premises, you are being warmly greeted and situated. Water comes almost immediately. Everyone, not only your server, is doing their best to greet you provide their recommendation when asked, Guacamole is great, but salsa is absolutely out of this world. Bring your... More 

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Seattle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Worth going for the Mexican decorations alone! This restaurant is not hesitant to emphasize flavour. Excellent food, beautifully served. Large helpings of guacamole & salsa dips while waiting for the main food. Large drinks. Great coffee. Mexican food is not one of my favorites, but I have been here five times now, because everything is so delicious. Nice area to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

When I walked into the restaurant there was an overwhelming smell of body odor. The taste of the chips and salsa were above average, however there were few unbroken tortilla chips in a bowl full of crumbs. The Menu consisted of few different plates; all tasting the same. Black beans were dry, chicken was dry and over cook. Very inattentive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Grabbed dinner after an afternoon at the beach at nearby Madison Park. Great Mexican fare and truly the best Salsa ever! Casual atmosphere with very friendly staff. Would recommend!!

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Corvallis, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great Mexican food! Had the shrimp fajitas and the guacamole. Like how they included the beans and rice onto the skillet with the shrimp. Good atmosphere especially for the little ones. Most of all thanks for not gouging us for the kids menu. So sick of restaurants charging outrageous amounts for the kids menu so thanks!

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a great place to meet friends and neighbors in a section of town that is a bit of the beaten track. Right on the small strip of neighborhood commercial shops this place offers up a decent sized bar and seating area. The margaritas are tasty with out being to limey and the Baja version offers just a hint... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It was Sunday in Seattle and several restaurants had long lines so we tried Cactus since they could seat us immediately.We were pleasantly surprised. The food was great. Many interesting recipes. Everything was flavorful but spiced just right. And they were very accomodating of our tastes. My wife asked for an alternative to tortilla chips and they brought crispy, tasty,... More 

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Additional Information about Cactus Restaurant

Address: 4220 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112-3237
Phone Number: 206-324-4140
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Broadway / Capitol Hill
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish

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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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