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Cactus Cafe

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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2160 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-4766
+1 802-253-7770
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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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Stowe, Vermont
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cactus ha great food,service and atmosphere. Love their margaritas!! Fun place to go with friends or family. Definitely a Stowe Go To Restaurant.

Thank Loretta N
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101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was bland, bland and blander. The rice was undercooked. The margarita was so bad that I had to ask the waiter if they forgot to put alcohol in it, and she was nice enough to take it back to bartender and they added something but still barely any alcohol. The restaurant itself was nice and the staff seemed... More 

Thank Sionajay39
Long Island, New York
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in while staying across the street at The Snowdrift Motel. The food at Cactus was good, traditional Tex-Mex, with a little Vermont flair. We had tacos and burritos and they were good. Nothing was outstanding, but the service was good, and food filled our bellies and we were happy.

Thank Ali G
Wells, Maine
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WOW. We were here 5 years ago and never stopped talking about it. Went this past weekend and loved it again, fantastic tilapia tacos, chicken mole dish great, and don't miss the housemade Jalapeno Poppers or Jalapeno Margarita. Lovely atmosphere, good service....just go!

Thank cfa09
Essex, Vermont
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

Friendly owners that know how to do it right! Great food! Great service! The best homemade guacamole

Thank risk802
Stowe, Vermont
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

I am not a Mexican food lover but my husband is. We had dinner at Cactus last night and I was pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed the baja shrimp dish. My husband had a rib dish and he enjoyed his. Not to mention the owner is super friendly and fun. The price is also very reasonable in Stowe standard. Will... More 

Thank rebeccafangfu
Concord 440
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

We had a nice dinner there for our family of four. The entree's are what you would expect. It had a locally run feel to it and the staff was friendly.

Thank Ray P
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215 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

This is one of the few spots we eat at when we visit Stowe but this time did not leave the best impression... We called to make a reservation (note that they don't open until 4:30) and we were told that if we arrived by 5:30 they could serve us. We arrived well in advance of that 5:30pm window and... More 

Thank tnanna
Tampa, Florida
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

The cute little town of Stowe really doesn't have any chain restaurants so I would say this compares to a Chilis. Good house margarita, fresh guac made daily, and good fajitas.

Thank JMJL23
Clinton Township, Michigan
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

I said after eating at Frieda's in Stowe a few years ago I vowed I would never eat Mexican in Vermont again, but people said this place was good and we caved and came here as a group one night. I should I have stuck to my guns, because while marginally better than Frieda's (which is now thankfully and rightfully... More 

Thank Jellie26

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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, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
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: +1 802-253-7770

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?