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Cactus Restaurant

#80 of 3,092 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
West Seattle
Southwestern
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2820 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 933-6000
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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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
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I ate at Cactus with some co-workers after a long day of meetings. Everyone enjoyed their food and drinks. The restaurant is across the street from the beach on Alki Ave and parking is hard to get. My advice is to go with friends, get there early, enjoy some drinks, and enjoy a great meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
JCB0812
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Beavercreek, Ohio, United States
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Beavercreek, Ohio, United States
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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I ate at Cactus with some co-workers after a long day of meetings. Everyone enjoyed their food and drinks. The restaurant is across the street from the beach on Alki Ave and parking is hard to get. My advice is to go with friends, get there early, enjoy some drinks, and enjoy a great meal.

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Manila, Philippines
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146 reviews 146 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Went here for sundowner after walking on Beach drive. Lovely to be able to sit in outside area of restaurant and have great drinks served with excellent service. Recommend the grapefruit tequilla drink. Generous with chips and salsa and very nice atmosphere.

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Seattle
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The best carne asada my husband and I have ever had! Great food and service. The only down side is how busy they are so you have to wait to get in.

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Federal Way, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

You cant beat the location on Alki, but parking is a bear! Once you enter the restaurant you will love the feel anywhere you sit. They have super spicy bloody marys and their shrimp tamales are to die for. They also have seasonal squash flowers deep fried, they are wonderful, oh and cant forget the homemade guac!!!!!

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Frigate Bay
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The ambiance was very nice and the food was very very good. Yes I used 2 verys in that sentence. Great service and views of the water to go along with great food will lead to a perfect dining experience.

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Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Don't eat here if you want run-of-the-mill Americanized Mexican food! This is Mexican kicked up a notch. Excellent cocktails and food, great service and an excellent view. Really love this place in the summer with outdoor seating and walls that open up to let the fresh air in if you choose to dine indoors. I've never been disappointed!

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Columbia, Missouri
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378 reviews 378 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Picked this restaurant for dinner soon after landing at SeaTac. We were staying downtown but wanted to eat someplace outside of the center city since we had a rental car for the first few days. I had never been to Alki Beach before but it seemed like a fun area. Parking was terrible. I had to drop off my companions... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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167 reviews 167 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I went with a group from work for a celebration lunch and we enjoyed our experience at this location on Alki Beach. Cactus serves southwest food with a modern twist. The ingredients are fresh and reasonably spicy. Hard floors and vibrant colors lend a festive atmosphere, although it can get a bit noisy. This location overlooks Alki Beach and out... More 

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London
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

The food was ok, staff very nice and fast service. Chimichanga was nice, but not to die for, the place was very busy, so we ate at the bar and we had margaritas

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Seattle
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129 reviews 129 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A busy day, preparing for the upcoming holidays, brought us to having a late lunch which turned into looking at the Happy Hour food menu! Had the best nachos platter EVER!! Thought I would order an additional selection after noshing on the nachos but found them to be so filling, I was full. Oh, should note too, I am not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2820 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > West Seattle
  • Neighborhood: West Seattle
  • Phone Number: (206) 933-6000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Southwestern

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