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Cactus Restaurant

#75 of 3,118 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
West Seattle
Mexican, Southwestern
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2820 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 933-6000
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 47
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  • 34
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  • 5
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  • 1
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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
Stay with the happy hour menu

Superb service! Fantastic setting! Views are forever wonderful. Drinks are good. Quesadilla with corn was excellent. Chile relleno dinner was ok but disappointing. Fajitas chicken seemed dry. Unexciting but well presented. May have been an off night. Lovely setting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Monterey, California
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Monterey, California
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310 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Superb service! Fantastic setting! Views are forever wonderful. Drinks are good. Quesadilla with corn was excellent. Chile relleno dinner was ok but disappointing. Fajitas chicken seemed dry. Unexciting but well presented. May have been an off night. Lovely setting.

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Chimichanga was the best I ever had, portions were huge and the location was fantastic, right on the seafront. I really enjoyed this place, the service was great, the vibe and atmosphere were great, location was great and the prices were extremely reasonable.

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Visited this place for the first time with my coworkers as our final goodbye. The food was awesome! I had the Brisket Burrita Lenera and a glass of Sangria. I highly recommend both. A few of my friends had ordered the Fajitas and all were also very pleased. It was also nice to see they had great vegetarian options and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We have visited for breakfast and a few dinners and the food is fresh and delicious! Service is excellent, wait times for food are within 15 minutes and the ambience on the beach with an ocean breeze next to Alki beach is wonderful! A great dining option which explains why the place is always busy!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Just as my title said it. It was good, very good ... and a reason to visit this side of seattle. Come eat outside for a sunset, you'll never forget it.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Warm summer nights in Seattle need to be enjoyed on the waterfront. Cactus is an upscale Mexican Restaurant that serves excellent South of the Border food in a fun, trendy location. It is so popular with the locals you may have a hard time getting seated on the popular patio, where you can watch all the beautiful cars and people... More 

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Awesome Alki Beach bar and restaurant right by the water with great views. Good crowd most nights and the food was excellent. Easy to get to from Downtown via water taxi.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Maybe it was because we were high on life, maybe it was because we hadn't seen our friends for awhile, maybe we were super jazzed that the Blue Jays had just won...whatever it was we arrived at Cactus on a busy Saturday night (without reservations) and we had the best time ever! As soon as we arrived we were escorted... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We enjoyed stopping in here on our beach day for some light eats during happy hour. Sangria was definitely tasty. We also liked the spicy shrimp, guacamole, and goat cheese jalapeno poppers. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly - he even gave us some tips on Seattle nightlife. The bar area was opened up to let the nice weather... More 

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Aurora, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

3 co-workers & myself went to Cactus for dinner. Their jalapenos, cilantro infused margarita was wonderful. The entrees tasted great and are all made fresh ingredients. Sitting out on the patio we were able to turn our heads and have a beautiful view of the water and the mountains. What a wonderful place for dinner with a view.

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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: Mexican, Southwestern

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