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“Good Food Great Atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cactus Restaurant

Cactus Restaurant
121 Park Ln, Kirkland, WA 98033-6114
425-893-9799
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Ranked #5 of 234 Restaurants in Kirkland
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican, Tapas
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
254 reviews 254 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
“Good Food Great Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This restaurant is a little pricey for what you get but it is good and the atmosphere is even better. Last night we had the nachos which are usually good but this time was a little disappointing. Because it is usually good I gave it a better rating this time than it may have deserved and figured it was a fluke.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Bellevue, Wa
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Camarones d'El Diablo - the best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

It's a great place to hang out and sample smaller plates of various Mexican inspired dishes. I say that because its not your typical mom and pop place, actualy far from it. Atmosphere is great and service is fine, but I don't notice it anymore as soon as the plate of
Camarones d'El Diablo is set in front of me. It's a prawn dish and I won't explain it but if you like seafood just give it a try. The seafood enchilada is one of the best I had. Great place to hang out and eat awesome food.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fresh and tasty!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

This place has great food. The echiladas are awesome. The Fajitas are average but the salsa is my favorite. This place gets super busy and every seat is always full, even outside when it's raining. The service is good but when they are busy it can get a tiny slow. Not a bother at all if you are not in a rush. The place next door Mi Mexico is virtually empty while Cactus is pact. We almost when to Mi Mexico but in our experience the less patrons the worse the food. The food at Cactus is not greasy and is super fresh. The only down side is that they don't offer refried beans and not many people like black beans. I wish they would offer this substitute and I would get my husband there more often.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kirkland, Washington
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Upscale, healthy southwestern restaurant. Pet Friendly outdoor dining.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This is a quality, creative and healthy South American dining experience. I like to eat healthy so, I am not a big fan of the typical Northern Mexican food. This restaurant offers a variety of creative Southwestern dishes. The food, service and atmosphere are outstanding.

I live in Kirkland and 95% of my social circle have pampered pooches. This wonderful restaurant is smart to offer dog friendly outdoor seating. Kirkland, like most upscale towns have a lot of people who love to spend time with their pampered, well-behaved dogs. Kirkland was named as one of the most dog friendly towns in America.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great upperscale mexican restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

So nice to have mexican food that is different from the everyday mexican restaurant food. Great menu with lots of different uncommon items to choose from. Great drinks. Only downfall was it was a little pricey but worth it for good southwetern flavored food.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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