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Cactus Taverna

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Mexican, International, Mediterranean, Spanish, Greek, Middle Eastern
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2420 N Salisbury Blvd, Route 13 South, Salisbury, MD 21804
+1 410-548-1254
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 120
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best place in area By Far

An an displaced northern NJ native I have some experience w dining out. This place is a great find in Salisbury. Great food great ambiance great service good prices. This is a place where the owner and staff actually care and it shows from the minute you walk in. (Ask for Ellie) We had garlic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
soundglider
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North Caldwell, New Jersey
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North Caldwell, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An an displaced northern NJ native I have some experience w dining out. This place is a great find in Salisbury. Great food great ambiance great service good prices. This is a place where the owner and staff actually care and it shows from the minute you walk in. (Ask for Ellie) We had garlic shrimp hummus platter and seafood... More 

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Thank soundglider
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If this is the #1 place in Salisbury, then one can't get a great dinner in Salisbury! I liked that we were served hot chips & salsa when we sat down. Chips were great, salsa so-so. We had Gambas for tapas--not very garlicky. I had mahi-mahi with red pepper sauce. The sauce was pretty good. Fish was overcooked. Vegetable medley... More 

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Thank Sheryl M
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second visit here and on both visits made to feel very welcome by the lovely Ahmed. This was the first restaurant we visited when we first visited Salisbury and we have been back twice now. All staff are attentive and friendly. Food is good and reasonably priced. Nice to try somewhere a little different. Would recommend and will visit again... More 

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Thank Erica W
Anna Maria Island, Florida
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We eat out a lot and I generally don't review the restaurants but we loved everything about this restaurant. The crabmeat quesadillas were absolutely amazing.We also had the coconut shrimp and a salad with perfectly cooked salmon. Service was excellent and the owner came over to make sure that everything was good. We were given a complimentary small glass of... More 

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Thank sunshine34217
Salisbury, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Every time we go to Cactus Taverna I am never disappointed. Food, Service, Staff is excellent. I have taken out of town friends from New York , Chicago, they all agree best lamb they had. Atmosphere is very south of the boarder. we love this place. .

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Thank Pickyeater0525
Hickory, North Carolina
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90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a nice surprise! The appearance from the outside is misleading, as it gives the impression this is another ordinary restaurant. Nothing could be further from the truth. I highly recommend the bacon wrapped scallops, which were perfect. The menu selections offer something for everyone. The food is a cross between Mexican and Mediterranean. I met the owner, who is... More 

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Thank Bill M
Salisbury, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

The seafood enchiladas, pork marona, and wine margaritas have kept us coming back for over 10 years! If anything, it has gotten better over time.

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Thank Bryan B
Washington, DC
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95 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Customer service was really good. The food options included Mexican, Mediterranean and something else. It was confusing and too many options on the menu. The food was average, I think because their lack of focus on any one type of food. It's a romantic setting, so I would not go there for a business dinner, which is what I was... More 

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Thank Crecia
Salisbury, Maryland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a unique, eclectic gem that you would never expect to find in its strip mall location. The food is a delicious blend of cultures you would never put together - Greek, Middle Eastern, and Mexican specialties, with an impressive list of specials. Give this a try. My two visits have both been home runs.

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Thank Aaron B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Great consistent delicious food. Owner treats his guests well. Excellent service. We return for every special occasion!

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Thank GFMurdock

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2420 N Salisbury Blvd, Route 13 South, Salisbury, MD 21804
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Salisbury
  • Phone Number: +1 410-548-1254

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, International, Mediterranean, Spanish, Greek, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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