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“excellent food, excellent attention to details of food allergies” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Calactus Restaurant

Calactus Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 261 Restaurants in Moncton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $15
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Moncton, Canada
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“excellent food, excellent attention to details of food allergies”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

My daughter is gluten and lactose free and there are very few restaurants that can accomodate these restrictions in a fashion that still affords quality of food and taste. They go above and beyond to ensure that the client is safe and that the food actually is appealing and flavourful. They realize that cooking for people with allergies does not just mean that you can coook without the allergens; it means that the client has a great culinary experience and is safe while doing it !

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“You mean it was a vegetarian restaurant!?!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

I enjoy my mean at Calactus, so let me get my criticism out of the way early. This is a vegetarian restaurant. If hanging out in a liberally-minded, left-leaning restaurant creeps you out, you'll want to find somewhere else to eat. This place was definitely for the skinny jean, slouchy hat, I haven't shaved in a while crowd.

That said -- the food was wonderful. And yes, it was all vegetarian. I opted for the curry special, which included a split-pea soup and a dessert. I probably could have stopped at the soup. It wasn't earth shattering, but was an excellent flavour and peaceful, just the way a bowl of soup should be.

The curry platter was excellent, but this wasn't intended to be spicy curry. If you are a spice-hound, find an Indian restaurant. This was fragrant curry in a few different forms. Alas, I filled up after only a few nibbles (darn soup and bread!), so I'll have to let the flavours mingle and have them for lunch tomorrow.

All in all, I would definitely go back again. I dined solo on business, but this would be a great night out with someone special, or even a few close friends. It is most certainly a place where calm and relaxing conversation and an easy atmosphere will help close out a great meal.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Delicious! Even meat eaters love it!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

I have eaten here several times. I have developed an allergy to whole wheat and unfortunately, the menu doeant allow any deviations or changes so I found my options were a little limited. I loved their vegetarian lasagna though! Fabulously delicious!

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Moncton, Canada
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52 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Mom's Favourite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Easy to park at, straight forward menu.

I got the special which got me everything I wanted for 13 dollars, Mom got the garden salad, and veggie pizza for 12 dollars. Both got amazing organic smoothies, and deserts. A raspberry moose, and chocolate brownie. It added up to 48, but considering the amount of stuff for 2 picky people it was all fantastic.

Moms favorite thing was the soup so order that.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Fiercereview
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New Brunswick
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79 restaurant reviews
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“Great Vegetarian option.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2012

Excellent food, friendly staff, handicap friendly and lots of parking. The prices are very reasonable.

Visited August 2012
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