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The Prickly Cactus

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72 George Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nearly didn't go tonight because of some of the reviews we read but so glad we did. Meal excellent service spot on could not fault it. Will certainly go back and recommend it.

Thank sue d
Hobart, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this a few years ago and enjoyed the meal. This time we were very disappointed. My wife ordered the vegetarian burrito. It was essentially frozen vegetables in a burrito. The carrot was hard and the sauce no taste. I ordered the ribs which were rather tough. The service was ok. I would not hurry back.

Thank Inski88
Canggu, Indonesia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am in Launceston for business and was struggling to find somewhere to eat later on a Sunday evening. I honestly thought that the prickly cactus was an Irish pub from the look outside! I strolled in, saw some Mexican flags and put two and two together - awesome, Mexican I thought. I was so surprised to what I found.... More 

1 Thank theislandalchemist
Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in here for dinner after the footy. Busy on a Sunday night. Prompt service. Friendly staff and really good food. Worth the visit.

Thank Livingthedream647
Canberra, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

recently went to this restaurant with family for a 21st birthday party. I don't have experience with Mexican but we ordered the Fajita's and they were delicious. Also the Chilli Cob corno something, for entrée, lovely but I had trouble eating some of the bread was a little hard. Now Churro's I have a lot of experience in. Theirs were... More 

Thank michelle a
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful service from the young lady that did table service tonight. Food was awesome, particularly the pork ribs and the frozen margaritas. Food presentation was lovely and quick. Definitely recommend.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Devonport, Australia
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner with a group of friends, and the Prickly Cactus is the perfect place! The margaritas are delish, and the food is deliciously cooked. I'm a return customer, and they get better with every visit!

Thank Mon A
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Went for a date. Staff were just as friendly as ever and we were attended to promptly and efficiently. Meals were great and very filling. This is a great venue for a fun and welcoming dining experience for the whole family.

Thank Cyclopalypse
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Me and my partner were staying in Launceston for the night and had noticed this restaurant on our way through the town and decided it was where we would go for dinner, best book if you need to eat at a specific time as it was crazy busy when we got there and we had to come back in 45... More 

Thank Estytick
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We had the baked avocado and seafood with a cheesy sauce and salad,excellent.Cocktails $12 .The restaurant is quite large but we were at the back of the second room and it was on the chilly side ,kept my jacket on.The staff very friendly and food prompt

Thank Lana G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
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 Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: 0363340584
03 6334 0584

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