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Cactus Restaurant

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Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
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121 Park Ln, Kirkland, WA 98033-6114
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good food but noisy

A NW take on SW cuisine. Good food but, due to noise level, can be tough to enjoy while having a conversation with table mates.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Julie S
Kirkland, Washington
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Kirkland, Washington
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A NW take on SW cuisine. Good food but, due to noise level, can be tough to enjoy while having a conversation with table mates.

Thank Julie S
Kirkland, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are local to downtown Kirkland, and Cactus is one of our favorite spots for dinner, drinks, and happy hour! They always have a great lively atmosphere, wonderful food, and are reasonable priced! I would consider the cuisine "upscale Mexican." We came here to celebrate 2 birthdays last weekend, and they surprised us with delicious spice cake and flan for... More 

Thank DagnyJane
Kirkland, Washington
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We really enjoy their brunch and cocktails all around. Dinner can be hit or miss depending on the dish, and the last time during a busy Friday night we barely saw our waiter other than him to take our order, otherwise no check in to see if our food was even ok...thankfully it was. If you don't mind a sweet... More 

Thank LadukeS2014
Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been regular visitors at Cactus over the years. The food has been consistently good. My favorite are the fajitas and butternut squash enchiladas. Highly recommended.

Thank bhavnakr
Kirkland, Washington
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this restaurant because of the variety on their menu & they always have great specials. Friendly staff & very prompt seating!

Thank lchelsea
Kirkland, Washington
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great brunch spot and decent dinner options. Not a fan of the higher prices but it's hard to find decent Mexican here. Definitely missing the Tex-Mex in Austin.

Thank Hannah K
Vancouver, Canada
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Good filling food. High energy place with efficient waitstaff and ample drinks. Bring your appetite! The Cactus Fajitas are worth a try. This is one of 5 in the Greater Seattle area; have not tried the others. There is a monthly Feature Menu with interesting specials. Kirkland is a great place to walk around and enjoy the shops and the... More 

Thank elmwine
Kirkland, Washington, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The food is amazing. Service was excellent. We got a free dessert just for being first-timers. The flan was divine!! and I consider myself a desert connoisseur, and make a great flan myself. They make you feel very special without over-doing it. The food, the food.... delicious. Mocktails- can be skipped.

Thank Sarah A
Seattle, WA
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100 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I go to Cactus for the bar. It's a popular spot in Kirkland and they have a good selection of beers on tap. There's an outdoor area too and the street is frequently closed off to vehicular traffic, enhancing the experience. Besides the chips and salsa high are salty and excellent, I find the food mediocre. The guacamole is bland... More 

Thank tai4de2
Bend, Oregon, United States
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Love this bright, fun, busy restaurant. Food is so good. Have to come here every time we visit Kirkland! Great margaritas and Navajo tacos.

Thank Hikingbennette

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 121 Park Ln, Kirkland, WA 98033-6114
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Kirkland
  • Phone Number: 425-893-9799

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?