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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
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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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Constable, New York
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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40 reviews
29 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 Janice C
Waterbury, Vermont
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

I had the steak with chimichurri. It was yummy. It came with some rice that was kind of bland but I added some salsa to it and it was good (although the salsa made it cold). My niece had tacos and they were good. We had a chocolate mousse cake for dessert and we ordered vanilla ice cream. It was... More 

Thank BrainstormVT
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

They are very accommodating. A few years back they squeezed our party of 7 in on a very busy Saturday Night, after the restaurant we had reservations at closed and did not notify us. We eat here every September when we are at the British Invasion. Good food, good people.

Thank Charles B
Windsor, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Had the Ahi Tuna tostada and loved every bite. I rarely finish a meal but I cleaned my plate. Everything was fresh and cooked perfectly. Margaritas were excellent too. Staff was very friendly and accommodating when I told them about my food allergies. I thought the prices were reasonable for a touristy location.

Thank brtravelfamily
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105 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

We ate there tonight for the first time. S retunr visit will be required. They had watermelon mojitos which were delicious. Our server was really nice. The wings, mole and shrimp were all delicous. I recommend this place for families & fun.

Thank familymontreal
Vermont, USA
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390 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

We stopped here for a quick bite before a concert and enjoyed our mini chimichangas. As soon as we sat down, a big basket of chips and pico de gallo was set in front of us. We ordered margaritas and they were very good!

Thank VermontTeacher44
Stowe, Vermont
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101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Price is a little high for Mexican but well within resort town expectations. Jalapeno poppers are to DIE for!! House made poppers vary from hot to HOT but extraordinarily tasty in either event. Enchilada and burrito were both very good. Our bartender (we ate at the bar) was new, and it showed. However, the owner comped us a drink for... More 

Thank markleach1113

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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
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Kids, 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: +1 802-253-7770

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