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“Easy dining with great staff”
Review of The Prickly Cactus

The Prickly Cactus
Ranked #47 of 316 Restaurants in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: 03 6334 0584
Reviewed November 2, 2012

The layout of the restaurant is great and the staff are super friendly, the restaurant books out on most nights so its worth ringing ahead if possible.

The food came out quickly and was freshly prepared with a nice salad to compliment.

i had vegetarian dishes and loved each one of them, the food is not the best Mexican I have tasted but it was very well prepared and certainly good value for money. I would happily return when next Launceston.

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Thank Steve T
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

The food is beautiful. A little pricey but you get what you pay for. The service was good but one staff member was abit annoying coming to us every 5mins whilst we were trying to eat and have an enjoyable meal without someone interupting. It is in a central location which is good to walk or drive to.

Thank thefloods2012
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Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

Searched google for mexican in launceston and the prickly cactus appeared. Tried walking in early on Friday night and no tables available, made booking for Saturday night. Staff are very helpful and accommodating. Didnt see a children's menu but waitress advised they would be happy to prepare our three year old chicken and chips :). Food was fantastic as we're the cocktails. In and out within the hour. Will definately be back. Thank you

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Thank shaggysonlyshorty
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

I enjoyed the fact that they took us as a large group. We were served quite quickly but it did take a fair time for food to start to arrive. Food was ok,substantial and so very filling. You will not need a pizza on the way home. All in all value for money and we were not disappointed. Would go back and recommend this establishment

Thank snaggledraws54
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Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

The waitresses were nice. That's as good as it gets. The food was the worst Mexican I've eaten in a restaurant, my kids ordered nachos the salsa was a can of tomatoes dumped on top of chips cheese and some beans. Entree of deep fried mushrooms came with sweet chilli sauce( not very Mexican ). None of the food had that mexican flavour. Not worth the money. Old El Paso sauces from Coles are better.

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2  Thank GregBollard
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