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Cactus Flower Cafe

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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6881 W Highway 98, Pensacola, FL 32506-5925
+1 850-458-3833
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Buda, Texas
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111 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had one of their specialties and a standard menu order. We specifically picked this place because quite a few reviews were enthusiastic enough to balance out the poor reviews. In short, our service was friendly. The standard menu is a short list of about 12 plates. The special menu is about 6. I would come back to try their... More 

Thank Redlizzard
Pensacola, Florida
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118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here a few times, always hoping it will improve, but it never does. Their soups are consistently good, but the quality and taste of the entrees are hit-or-miss. When it's good, it's really good, but too often it's overpriced average food with average service.

Thank -GulfCoastNative1
Bentonville, Arkansas, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great server (Tavis), great food, reasonable prices. Delicious homemade tortillas (both corn and flour)! Salsa was excellent. Cilantro lime rice was sooo good. Southwest sauce on the quesadilla was yummy. Generally big portions; mucho nachos was huge.

Thank KellieHornick
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3 reviews
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

First, you pull up to a building that looks like it is closed. The chips to go with the salsa tasted like an off brand cheap chip. The food is not nearly as good as the other locations. They also found a BUG in my drink! The server goes, "oh so sorry" and then walks off to get me another... More 

Thank Carly C
Florida Panhandle, Florida
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

I rented a house close by, Feb 2016. And an incentive was my favorite restaurant was nearly across the street. I've gone here frequently ever since. Over a year later and I still crave the same wonderful meals. The restaurant on 98 is far better than the one on 12th Ave. I also go to the one in Navarre when... More 

Thank Rachel H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

Lousey, food cold, got sick 1 hour after, atmosphere cold, service fair, food low average, best food in pennsacola, I hope not.

Thank Annamarie M
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Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

I love the cactus flower, maybe my favorite restaurant in Pensacola. As of this post they have three restaurant since the original. The original off 12th Ave is the BEST. With great food, great service, and peaceful atmosphere. (Maybe even Romantic atmosphere). The second location is on Pensacola Beach on the boardwalk. It is good, but a definite second to... More 

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Anniston, Alabama
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118 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Our friends and us try to visit Pensacola twice a year. Cactus Flower, just down from the Commissary & Px, is one of our regular stops. Food and service is always quick and efficient. And, convenient to the Navy Lodge, where we stay. Prices are fair and food has a good flavor. We will return.

Thank jimandlo23
Pensacola, Florida
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283 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016

We had reservations for 25 people, they had penty of notice and i even called 2 hours out from out arrival to make sure they we ready, we showed up and they had 1 server for all of us. the manager came out several times to deliver drinks to the table never once said anything about why service was so... More 

Thank michael m
Pensacola, FL
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449 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2016

We decided to have some Mexican food and where else to go but the Cactus Flower. This restaurant has been around for quiet some time in Pensacola and continue to be the best Mexican food around. This is not one of the Mexican restaurants that shovels out pre prepared junk that is almost unedible. The products are prepared on site... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6881 W Highway 98, Pensacola, FL 32506-5925
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Pensacola
  • Phone Number: +1 850-458-3833

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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