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“Yum!!!”
Review of The Thirsty Cactus

The Thirsty Cactus
Ranked #316 of 1,221 Restaurants in Hamilton
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Canadian, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Yum!!!”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

If you like southwestern/mexican food this restaurant is amazing!!! They have a lot to choose from and you get a bowl of chips with cheese dip upon arrival! I have been there quite a few times and haven't had a bad meal yet!

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Meredith R
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English first
Waterloo, Canada
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“This place has horrid staff”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

I drop in last night for a cold drink and supper.
Entered the front door and no staff to offer me a table
went up to the bar and orded a drink. The two clients
came in and wanted by place at the bar, he was in a wheel
chair thinking that the staff would have offered him a table to
set at, no way so I moved for him. I was waiting for my wife
and the barstaff was freindly for the second drink and told he
that was waiting for someone. But the place went downhill quickly.
By now I was there for 2 hours and had 2 beer and wife came in
and we just waitied and waited for her to order. She had one beer and
went to order food and another, then the bar maid got very rude and
asked her if was driving thinking that she was going to ask if we wanted
supper but instead then asked me if I was driving and I no, my wife just here
from the nursing home and I had only 3 beer in 2 hours.If this is how is staff is
I am happy that I did not order food. I told the bar staff that he man beside me
was asleep at the bar and fell down when he went to the washroom and the
two other clients had 6 drifts in 2 hours and the kitchen staff was on his third
draft in 35 mins. Stay away from this place.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank max010145
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Tillsonburg, Canada
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449 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
“Almost like being in Mexico”
Reviewed June 23, 2012

I had seen the place when photographing a dance school in the area and since I love Mexican food I just had to try it. Well I was there twice in one week even though I live almost two hours from Dundas.
The first time I tried the fajitas and they were heavenly and our second meal was just as deligious.
Martha was really helpful and pleasand and so were the rest of the staff. To me it was just like being on Mexico.
We will be back for sure.

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Thank AcapulcoFred
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Hamilton, Ont, Canada
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Interesting place great staff”
Reviewed June 21, 2012

The food was great. the staff outstanding and the surroundings interesting

Visited May 2012
Helpful?
Thank dodgerportes
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Dundas, Canada
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256 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
“stay thirsty....stay away”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

as a Dundasian, I hate to have to say this, but the food in this place is horrid. About once or twice a year we go back here, hoping that they have finally decided to upgrade, but they just don't seem to care. They are generally busy and make their money from beer, so the food just seems to be an afterthought. And the "home-brews" are crap as well. Very sad!

Visited May 2012
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2 Thank jamester1
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