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“Tiny place with great food and great atmosphere”
Review of Cactus

Cactus
Ranked #13 of 370 Restaurants in Antigua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Late Night, Takeout
Description: Vibrant mexican cuisine in the heart of Antigua, with a cozy ambiance and a cosmolpolitan crowd, good live music everyday and excellent service.Among our favorite dishes: shrimp and bacon burritos, fish tacos,caldo tlalpeno, cochinita pibil nachos and tempura shrimp tacos.Variety of beer, delicious Margaritas and the best Micheladas in town. Open every day.
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Tiny place with great food and great atmosphere”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Authentic Mexican food with an experimental touch to it. Went there with my whole family, including visitors from Norway, and ordered different kinds of tacos, mostly from Laura's (the owner and manager) recommendation, and shared them all. Everything was really tasty and definitely the best tacos I've had in Guatemala.
Been there just by myself a few times, and it's a nice place to go if you want a good conversation.
Good food, good atmosphere and great drinks

  • Visited July 2013
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Antigua, Guatemala
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Tiny place with big flavors”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

We love Cactus Grill! Why? Because it's one of the few places I've found in Antigua that offer authentic Mexican food. The fish tacos are delicious, and my husband raves about the burritos. They always have a vegetarian option, too. Cactus Grill is a nice place to go for lunch in Antigua, and I look forward to going back and exploring the menu.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Tamara S
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French Polynesia
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great food, atmosphere and value”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Cactus Grill is run by Laura and her team (Miguel & Carmen). It's a very small place (seats 8 or 9 only) with great music and just amazing food! All the dishes we tried were nice, but the tempura shrimp tacos were just out of this world (I would give this a 2 Michelin Star!), with prices that are very decent, both for food and drinks. Definitely worth a recommendation.

  • Visited August 2013
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Over rated”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

We read the few reviews hat were posted and
thought we would give it a try.

The fish burritos were a decent size but the fish
did not taste fresh. Left a fishy after taste inthe palate.

Maybe we would return to try something else on the
menu.

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Mario S
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Loreto64, Propietario at Cactus, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Google Translation
Hola, siento mucho que su experiencia en Cactus no haya llenado sus expectativas, me gustaría que nos diera otra oportunidad y probara algo más del menú, nos encantaría poder borrar esa mala experiencia. Esperamos de verdad venga de nuevo.
Saludos.
Laura González
Propietaria
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Bermuda
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“So good we're going back to Antigua for it!”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

Really delicious fresh food served to you by the owner of the restaurant. Very intimate and friendly atmosphere and the price per head is extremely reasonable. We recommend the shrimp and bacon tacos and the fish tacos! We even had a free tequila shot to finish!

  • Visited August 2013
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