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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
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Adelaide, Australia
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is ok for a quick bite. Not authentic. Service was good. The cocktails were good but lacks on the food dept. Being a Mexican restaurant, they should be at least get the nachos right. We won't be going there again.

Thank Thuperpev
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We dropped in late on a cold wet evening without a reservation and got a very warm welcome. We are not big fans of Mexican food - too many bad experiences - but our meals were surprisingly good. Vegetarians are well catered for and some very good desserts. The staff were friendly and attentive, and the whole place had a... More 

Thank Jane S
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the place for lunch and the food was awesome. The waiter was very friendly and he gave some tips when we were choosing our drink. Love the place a lot

Thank maddylee333
Launceston, Australia
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the restaurant to celebrate a friends birthday. We were in the upstairs room with two other large group bookings, which made it pretty noisy! The service staff were great -attentive, got the orders through quickly and the food came out in a timely manner considering how busy they were. Food was OK. Not bad but not great.

Thank Jason_King1969
George Town, Australia
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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The prickly cactus is a great Mexican restaurant with great food and service. Must try ate one of the fish bowls.

Thank Spinksy7
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

We wanted to eat Mexican and almost got put off from some of the bad reviews but thanks god we came as the food was amazing. There was a lot of choice for vegetarians, service was superb and the taste of the food excellent. Would highly recommend.

Thank Shilna S
Smithton, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Has this place changed owners?pork ribs not as tasty (disappointing) short cut in the process? Chicken polo bland.Staff were very good with a nice warm table on a cold winters night

Thank christophero354
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

As my cactus pun says this place is very sharp. From the minute we stepped in till the time we left and every minute In between the service the attention the smiling and happy staff we all sharp. On a cold night in Launceston where there was nobody on the streets the fact was they were all inside the prickly... More 

Thank Mee K
Launceston, Tasmania
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94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

The food was all rather bland sounding on the menu and my meal was mucher blander than I expected. Very lacking in flavour and no punch. My friend thought her salsa was actually tomato sauce. I found it rather expensive for what you actually got. I hadn't been there in 8 years despite loving Mexican food and I was reminded... More 

Thank Rachel S
Deloraine, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Love the food at the Prickly Cactus. They have from mild to Hot dishes and all their menu is great fresh food.

Thank bellablondie2006

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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, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
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?