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Cactus Cafe

Mexican, Southwestern
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2160 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-4766
802 253 7770
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Rochester, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Husband's birthday while we were in Stowe, he chose Mexican and we had high expectations. The only thing good were the margaritas. Where we live in upstate NY, chips and salsa are always endless - they are charging $1.50 per refill of each! Any restauranteur who wants people to drink more drinks should offer free chips & salsa! Special of... More 

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a meal here early evening, with two kids. First chips and salsa is free, then you have to pay. I have never seen that at a Mexican restaurant before. Meals were very good. Kids menu and small plates were a bit hit. Sangria was some of the best. Took an awful long time for out check to come and... More 

Thank MsEnergyTeacher
New York City, New York
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145 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Unfortunately, we decided to try this place since we were tired of going to pub food/pizza places...which is common in this area. We should have just stuck to the more common restaurants. The place itself is dark, hot and stuffy and it took a very long time to get our food which was surprising since it really wasn't too crowded.... More 

Thank rhkfreespirit
Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of four visited the restaurant for dinner. We ordered calamari and stake and chicken fajitas. The calamari size was tiny. They were cut in very thing rings and had an odd color (too white). Fajitas came on two plates, which totally ruined the presentation: cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, and guac were on one small round plate; rice, beans,... More 

Thank AnnaWest24
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff were happy, bubbly, attentive and knowledgeable. The drink service was lightening fast and the ordering was made easy by a very good waitress. Unfortunately my dish was very bland and uninteresting. Would I come back.... yes for the drinks and staff but not for the food.

Thank Mark D
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered their mexican sampler plate that included an enchilada, burrito, and taco. Each came with a different meat, which I appreciated tasting. However I thought the food was overall very bland and the $7 order of guacamole we bought to top our food with was among the worst guacamole I've tasted.

Thank Greg N
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62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted authentic Mexican food and read previous trip advisor reviews. Waitress was friendly but I didnt realize they had daily specials and she did not offer them. Heard it being said after my order already went in and I would have preferred an item on special. Food was portioned well but some came out very hot and refried beans on... More 

Thank tammys4224
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bartender at this restaurant makes the best Mojitos I have ever had. The menu is a good basic Mexico with innovative specials. Plates are loaded and the help is friendly.

Thank Vic2riaClare
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The two margaritas were weak and watery, and the nachos and guacamole were more of the same. Our server was nice and was trying hard, but it seemed to be his first day on the job as we had to make multiple requests for plates and water. I asked a question about the margaritas on the menu and his response... More 

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Germantown, MD
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

We have dined at Cactus Grill for many years and have considered it to be one of the best Mexican restaurants we have eaten at. This time, however, we found our favorite appetizer no longer on the menu - queso chihuahua. The nachos were average. The entrees were overcooked. We normally eat there a few times. This will be the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2160 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-4766
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Stowe
  • Phone Number: 802 253 7770

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