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Cactus Restaurant

2820 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116 (West Seattle)
(206) 933-6000
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Ranked #42 of 3,451 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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Bartlesville
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We stopped at Cactus for a few drinks and appetizers after an afternoon food tour in Seattle. What a pleasant surprise to find a quality Mexican Food restaurant in West Seattle. The bar tender was fun and mixed a great Margarita. Even though we weren't real hungry we still managed to put away several baskets of chips and salsa. The... More

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Seattle
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great venue with superb Puget Sound view. Modern style Mexican. Good waiters. Always busy! Simple cuisine done very well.

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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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93 reviews 93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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373 reviews 373 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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