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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
Closed now
All hours
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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Saint Albans, Vermont
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I were enjoying the beautiful Fall season, and we were dying for Mexican food. Although they did not open until 4:30 PM, that is why I gave them 4 stars. Had they been open earlier, they would have been busy, as it was bumper-to-bumper traffic, 78* and I would have loved to sit out side with a... More 

Thank debvt
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been going to Cactus Cafe for many years. I've always needed a hotter salsa but this year not only was it without any heat it was seriously lacking in flavor. Needed salt badly. Rest of food was great. Great in house made chips. Drinks okay if you are ordering a mixed drink. I still will return next year.

Thank Saundra A
Liberty, Texas
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love the Cactus Cafe! The food is amazing, the cafe is quaint, cozy and romantic. The fajitas are unique and amazing.

Thank akershkey
Wilmington, Delaware
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice place. Food was good for Tex-Mex style. A little on the pricey side but it goes with the territory(a ski resort in the off season). One suggestion is don't get the Heady Topper there, they way over charge at $8 a can -highway robbery!

Thank dj4258
The Mountains
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice staff. Food was not what we ate used to being Californians...We are used to authentic Mexican food.

Thank Mark L
Alexandria, Virginia
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was quick, but can't say if this is the norm since it was off-season and there were only a few customers. Food was good and I had a good view while I ate.

Thank Judy920
Constable, New York
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Great Margaritas , calamari appetizer was very good ,salmon special tasty with Mex flavor --pulled pork enchilada was different not really what expected-- desserts were great --Waitress was great !

Thank Gil P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Food was extremely bland and very expensive. Left angry knowing I spent so much on such terrible food. I won't be back.

Thank Kyle B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

The food here was average, and some of the items came with things not listed on the menu, and was very pricey considering the quality.

Thank Dashiell A
Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Good Mexican food, great margaritas. We had fried calimari for an appetizer chicken taco salad for our entree.

Thank 123JJ123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Kids
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?