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The Prickly Cactus

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72 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a midweek night with moderate number of tables occupied. We were seated quickly and drinks arrived probably once ordered. The menu had a good range of choices and the mains that arrived were generous and tasted very nice.

Thank C_L_I_E_N_T_9999
Brisbane, Australia
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91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were greeted at the door by the friendly staff. We didn't have a booking and were lucky to get in. So glad we did. That food was brilliant and the service top rate. Would highly recommend the Prickly Cactus to anyone.

Thank Tania C
hobart, Australia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food good size servings very tasty and fresh ! The service from Pete and squiz Was excellent very friendly and quick! Keep these boys on the payroll ! Definite asset to your restaurant 😊😊 We will be back with friends👍

Thank darren h
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful in ever aspect!!! Booking was easy, service great, food was amazing, pace of each course was spot on and such a friendly atmosphere. I had talked it up from a past experience, and I am please to say my family now have a lasting memory they will remember.

Thank gettinabout
Wyong, Australia
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! Firstly the customer service is awesome. We were constantly checked on to see if everything was to our liking and if we needed anything else. This was by all staff and not just the dedicated waiter. The flavours and the freshness of the food was so good! We had the cactus bread to start. So tasty. I had the... More 

Thank Wendy M
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a late dinner being the last and only customers left in the restaurant. The waiter (unfortunately I forgot to ask for his name) was extremely nice and made us feel really comfortable. The food was really good, I reccomend the prawn and avocado salad for a light but satisfying meal.

Thank viva_la_ila
Launceston, Australia
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78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Birthday party of 12, some who were cautious about spicy mexican food - no worries! Food flavours were delicious and not hot. Vegetarians and children catered for. Prices a bit on the high side but the meals were enjoyed.

Thank Mike F
Moama, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a beautiful meal- the fajitas were Devine! We also had a great waitress- blonde hair with tatioos 👍🏻

Thank lonergann
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

A nice, easy meal suitable for all ages. Suits all tastes, and can be 'spiced up' if desired. On the pricey side, but that seems to be all of Tassie anyway!

Thank jgirls
Launceston, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We had a large booking for our daughters 16th birthday on Saturday night and sat upstairs. We can not fault our night. The food was beautiful, the atmosphere was fun and our waiter was outstanding. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the night. Would thoroughly recommend for a fun, relaxed night with friends!

Thank Katnathac

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: 0363340584
03 6334 0584

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?