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Cactus Jack's Bar & Grill

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21 Palmer Street, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
(07) 4721 1478
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Townsville, Australia
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the most popular eateries on Palmer St is unfortunately one of the most inconsistent. In one recent meal three dishes could best be described as the good, the bad and the ugly. The good was the starter – achiote chicken – a well presented, delightfully dainty and succulently savoury four-piece dish. The bad was my wife’s 350g eye... More 

Thank TonyTonyC16
Latrobe, Tasmania, Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a family meal at the Parmer street restaurant. Great meal with great service! Will do if ever in Townsville again.

Thank Stredda
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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No booking but seated quickly on very busy V8 weekend. We did not like full meals after a day at the track but found something on the menu to meet our needs for nice price. Restaurant was packed, atmosphere with TV video clips from 80s playing added to it. Very efficient delivery of orders, drinks came also in timely manner.... More 

Thank KellieandMarke
Cairns, Australia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Cactus Jack's in Townsville while we were down for the V8's. The restaurant was packed full, with one spare table out the front - ours! The atmosphere was wonderful - everyone was happy after a day at the races. The food came out really quickly, especially given how busy they were. My partner ordered the pulled pork entree... More 

Thank Nic0le92
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a cheap and cheerful place to come to with great drinks and tasty food that met the bill.. No surprises and satisfying

Thank Andrew H
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I desperately wanted to give Cactus Jack's five stars. I hadn't been to one of their establishments since my uni days, almost two decades ago. I wanted to relive those days with my husband and children - and what a sore disappointment it was. The staff were lovely. But the food. Oh dear. I ordered the chicken enchiladas. Despite emptying... More 

Thank Journo78
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was just up from our motel, and as cactus jacks closed in Rockhampton years ago when we find one elsewhere its always a place to go. This cactus lives up to the name great food great service very friendly staff and a great atmosphere it was so good we went twice.

Thank dsypher
Gold Coast
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90 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Dinner at Cactus Jacks on Palmer street precinct. Well priced happy hour drinks, food very tasty . Good selection of Mexican foods. Indoor and outdoor eating, outside very enjoyable as the sun goes down and great for "people watching

Thank George P
Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As we are mexican food lovers, we decided to go in cactus Jack tonight and were excited about the food. The nachos were disappointing, and so were the fajitas. The nachos were cheesy with processed sauce, the beef felt like it came out of a can and very little tortillas under the lettuce. The fajitas had very little garnishments to... More 

Thank Erwane2222
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This was our first time at Cactus Jacks in Townsville and it was a very enjoyable night. We didn't book and it was a busy night but we were seated quickly, and our drink orders were taken straight away and came out promptly meal orders taken and also came out promptly. Meals were beautiful, service friendly, cost was worth the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, American, Bar
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Palmer Street, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: (07) 4721 1478
Open: 7 nights from 5pmWe serve inexpensive high quality food in a uniquely designed atmosphere. Everything from salads, burgers, best quality steaks and authentic Mexican dishes.

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