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Cactus Restaurant

2820 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116 (West Seattle)
(206) 933-6000
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Ranked #34 of 3,429 restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: West Seattle
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: West Seattle
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Seattle
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Cactus on Alki is one of my favorite places to eat in West Seattle. It is my favorite Mexican restaurant in the city. My favorite dish is the seafood enchilada. Always so good and packed with flavor. They also serve a very tasty margarita. I can't recommend this place enough. Excellent food, always good service, and a wonderful atmosphere.

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Westlake Village, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We loved eating lunch and dinner at Cactus. The food, atmosphere and service was fabulous. My family had the pleasure to enjoy this restaurant three times during our visit. The restaurant is located in a great neighborhood near Alki Beach.

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Los Angeles, California
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344 reviews 344 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The Skinny: Parking- metered street Decor- modern Mexican Restroom- clean Service- friendly Food- tasty We came here on a Sunday night and it was pretty crowded, we waited for 10 minutes and snagged a seat at the bar. It's pretty loud and the crowd was young (30's). We ordered: Chicken flautas- delish Shrimp diablo- spicy! ( too much for me... More

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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I love this place. Most restaurants I go to, I have a favorite dish but every time I try something new here I love it so as of yet I do not have a favorite so with that in mind order anything that sounds good and I'm sure you will enjoy. My wife and I also love the atmosphere and... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Usually I do not like mexican restaurants , but this one is excellent !!! Great food , great service , interesting decor and very clean banos ))!

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our food. Our Server, Brian, was excellent and very attentive. I order the spicy shrimp tacos but asked for and received soft tortillas instead of hard shell. They were exquisite. My husband ordered the applewood smoked brisket and proclaimed them phenomenal. Excellent food. Would absolutely go back. Thanks for a great foodie experience.

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Issaquah, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We don't go out to Mexican much, because we cook it frequently (and well) at home. A gift certificate lured us to Cactus recently, and Alki Point is a lovely community for a brisk stroll in the sun (which *does* shine from time to time here in Seattle). OMG! What we were missing! The flavors and approach were inspirational. I... More

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Hometown
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

At the very end of the strip along Alki Beach you'll find a lively atmosphere and fresh, contemporary interpretation of Mexican food. Although they sound a bit unconventional, for the more adventurous eaters we love the butternut enchiladas and so have all the guests we've taken to Cactus who have tried them. The slight sweetness of the butternut balances the... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Food! Drinks! Service! Decor! This is a must!! It's worth the wait, and if its a nice day, you can just take a walk on the beach why waiting. Our server was fabulous and suggested drinks not on the menu that ended up being wonderful. The food had a lot of variety, and everyone at the table was more than... More

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Petersburg, Alaska
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63 reviews 63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I dined here with family and friends, a party of seven, on a Friday night. When we arrived around 7:30pm the place was very full and quite noisy. It turned out that reservations for 8p had got mixed up and we did not get seated until sometime after that time. Once we were seated, the orders were taken promptly. By... More

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