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The Prickly Cactus

72 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6334 0584
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“fajitas” (23 reviews)
“churros” (5 reviews)
“beans” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
72 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only thing that topped the chicky chicky chicky chicken chimichanga was the 9 day hike across table mountain and the all night sambooka power session fueled by Canadian and British magnificence. Mode bar is whack. Don’t do it to yourself.

2  Thank L3868ZFinfo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must visit when in Launceston, centrally located....Great selection of meals and very Tasty 😊 Also very yummy drinks 🍹

Thank Neen H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only positive was the waiting staff. Worst Mexican food and drinks we have ever had. The meals were very bland and if we hadn't ordered extra jalapenos then there wouldn't been any flavour at all. I had the beef enchilada which was tasteless and...More

Thank Vburela
Reviewed May 6, 2018

This is my third time back in 10 or so years and I just love the food here. This time around I had the beef enchilada dish which was massive. Very tasty and flavoursome. Food was great, staff were great, everything was great. Will return...More

Thank Mario M
Reviewed April 28, 2018

We went here with locals and had a good night. The staff were friendly and attentive; never too far away when you needed them, but not hovering intrusively. Portion sizes reminded me of our travels in the USA. For me personally, too large. It did...More

1  Thank M0dernDayExpl0rer
Reviewed April 27, 2018

The Prickly Cactus scores well for service and meal sizes, but I'm afraid the praise ends there. For an entrée, we ordered the guacamole dip, which was served in an extremely smooth purée form of a slightly brownish colour. (Mashed not blended for me, please!)...More

Thank jwadams2004
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

We were wandering around for the best dinner and Prickly is one of the restaurant open today being a public holiday. After all we made the right decision. Yes - excellent food, great service and nice spot.

1  Thank satheeskumar l
Reviewed March 31, 2018

First off, the service here is excellent - attentive but not intrusive, friendly but not pretentious. We had a couple of different staff members approach us at different times to ask if they could get us anything, was our food ok etc. Once a restaurant...More

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

I went here for dinner with my partner and we both got the fajitas which were really tasty and the portion was big! At first we thought 3 tortillas would not be enough for all the fillings but we were soon full. The prices were...More

Thank Bev M
Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Thursday night and the restaurant was packed; there were only three people serving but they were really attentive and polite and served drinks and took our orders within 10 minutes of arriving which was great! We ordered a Cactus bread to...More

1  Thank Sallyb1967
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 AM - 6:00 AM
12:00 PM - 9:00 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
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: +61 3 6334 0584
03 6334 0584
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