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767 Kailua Rd Ste 106, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2842 (Hamakua Drive)
+1 808-261-1000
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Erie pa
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff was friendly but not exactly attentive perhaps too busy indoors to take care of the outdoor seating. The menu ideas are grand but the execution very poor! Was unsure of items to order so I got suggestions from the staff, not only did she up-sell me the items chosen were not as menu described. Concepts had good intentions... More 

Thank Erin R
Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoy eating here especially at happy hour as the menu is quite overpriced at other times. I love the squash and goat chews croquettes however I was totally horrified to be given useless short straws in my cocktail as well a styrofoam to go box. For a restaurant that brags about serving local ingredients they need to get with... More 

Thank beanbaus
Level Contributor
32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for dinner, food was average, they forgot my wife's drink, I asked for no cheese and guess what ?? I got cheese so they had to remake mine whilst everyone else ate. Anyway we won't return unless we have to.

Thank Nick M
Kailua, Hawaii
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for an overpriced menu, slow service, and below average food.......this is the place. Recommend another option while in Kailua. We have visited this place twice, hoping our first experience was just a bad night. Nope. What's worse, we were invited by a staff member. Although our service from the bar was better -- same results regarding the... More 

Thank EJPenn
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based on reviews I thought this place would be pretty decent. I cannot imagine anyone actually enjoys eating here. My family of 3 ate here for $120 and it honestly wasn't edible. We left hungry. I agreed to the "highly recommend" steak for $48...and it was awful. Tough and lacked flavor... If someone is coming for drinks and to visit... More 

Thank 808HawaiiFamily
Christchurch, New Zealand
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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate twice here during our week long stay. Place is always busy and reservations are recommended as we saw many walk-ups turned away. Food is very good as are desserts! Cocktails are delish and we sampled the wine list both nights and enjoyed our choices. Staff very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.

Thank gokiwi
Maunawili, HI
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

A varied and creative menu, great drinks, fun atmosphere, super-friendly service and a pleasant experience every time. Local meats, fish, vegetables with a culinary flair. If you are a foodie and appreciate careful preparation of delicious ingredients, this is your place. I almost hesitate to write such a good review, because it will only be harder to get a table,... More 

Thank Erik B
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131 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

This place was a nice find. Different from the local restaurants and we love Latin cuisine. They accept the ID card. It's a bit pricey for the food has always been good. The first time we went here I was a little disappointed because I was craving chips and salsa. You have to pay for their chips and salsa which... More 

Thank TravelWithCameraHI
north georgia
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017

This restaurant had been recommended to me and I was not disappointed. I had the fish taco and found it to be very tasty!! If you have a big appetite then you would want more then the 1 taco but it was plenty for me.

Thank gigi000
Level Contributor
91 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

The service here was very good. But, the food was just okay and for the prices it should have been great. We ate outdoors and there was an unpleasant odor where we sat, very unusual for Hawaii. With so many other great places to eat in Kailua, I'd not put this at the top of my list.

Thank windfair

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $25
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Chilean, South American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 767 Kailua Rd Ste 106, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2842
    (Hamakua Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Bus 57
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: +1 808-261-1000
Cactus is "a celebration of the cuisines of the new Americas with Aloha," transporting the flavors, culinary traditions and techniques from Central and South America as well as Cuba, Puerto Rico and Mexico.Offering the cuisines of the sun, land and sea, Cactus menu selections focuses on:•Local produce from the islands•Shinsato Farms pork from Kahalu’u•Kulana and Kuahiwi beef, veal, wild boar from the Big Island•Sustainably caught or farmed seafood from the island chainDrop-in or reserve a table in our casual, convivial environment with warm, engaging, professional service.

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