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Cactus - CLOSED

767 Kailua Rd Ste 106, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2842
+1 808-261-1000
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“empanadas” (19 reviews)
“guacamole” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Chilean, South American
$$ - $$$
767 Kailua Rd Ste 106, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2842
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

We visited on Cinco de Mayo and had a reservation. Luckily the sewer smell wasn’t present so we sat outside as inside is very noisy. The cocktails were delicious...it’s hard to find pisco sours in the US, especially good ones. But the service was hit...More

Thank mtn_peach
Reviewed April 23, 2018

The Cactus is a small, bright bistro with tables well placed so one is not cramped. The food was excellent. We stopped in for lunch. The fish tacos special was well seasoned, with the fish grilled just right. The chorizo torta wa excellent with a...More

Thank William J
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

We decided to give Cactus a try after driving by for years and always wondering if the food was any good. When we entered the restaurant we were greeted right a way by three employees with a hello, welcome, and smiles. Very friendly! We did...More

Thank knowingwhatsgood
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

I ordered the sweet potato fry nachos. It tasted pretty good but it was expensive for a small portion. My friend ordered the tortilla chip sampler. 15$ for chips and 3 types of salsa?! No thanks. Small menu with not much to choose from. Not...More

Thank dsimps34
Reviewed March 30, 2018

The food here is great. The empanadas are delightful. The sangria is so so, I would go for the Caipirinha which is made with real cachaça! Takes two to mango is also great if you want a sweet treat, and they have an authentic pisco...More

Thank Amanda G
Reviewed March 28, 2018

Cam here for dinner - no chips and salsa brought to table - after 25 minutes, we went inside to ask. The tiny ramekin of salsa was more like dark pasta sauce. Our meals were not good - and took forever to be served. Disappointed.

Thank 399victoriad
Reviewed March 12, 2018

Good food, better drinks. Friendly and appreciative service. Out of the salad I wanted to order. :-(

Thank Marcia K
Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

We decided to eat here after seeing their advertising on TV. We were not disappointed. I had the chicken tacos and homemade chips and salsa. The chips were crispy and plentiful and the salsa had just the right amount of "kick". I loved my tacos...More

Thank Susan F
Reviewed February 20, 2018

Six of us went to Cactus (actually headed to a different restaurant but it was full). The food was good, but not great, and I thought the prices were too high for the ambience, service and food - mains were $25-30.

Thank Peter T
Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

We dined at Cactus twice during a week on Oahu and were delighted by the food, service and wine/drinks. Light, fresh and inventive describe the broad menu that stands out among local establishments. It is not a Mexican restaurant as the name suggests. It delivers...More

Thank MountVeeder
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$8 - $25
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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
  • E-mail
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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