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“As close to USA as you will get in Lagos”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cactus

Cactus
Ranked #19 of 221 Restaurants in Lagos
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Lagos, Nigeria
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“As close to USA as you will get in Lagos”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

Cactus is a very conveniently located restaurant on Victoria Island, suitable for both working and social lunches.

I often go alone for a hunger pit-stop, with friends, colleagues or a group of people. We use Cactus a lot to cater for board meetings, or parties. There is something on the menu for everyone and the portions are massive!

The menu has been recently updated with more vegetarian options and new fun dishes like the Bombay Blast sandwich plus the Cactus pizza (totally gluttonous). We really like the chicken shawarma sandwich and their Nigerian chili pepper sauce.

I like the fresh bread collection (including bagels), selection of cheesecakes and macaroon desserts.

They serve wine and beer only, no cocktails or spirits. The fresh juices and smoothies are really filling.

I see a lot of children and families there, happily tucking into pizza's, pasta's and burgers.

Payment by card system is temperamental, so it is better to carry cash.

There is a artifacts guy who has a stall at the entrance by the parrot every weekend, who sells really cute clutch handbags which can be made to order.

This has consistently been one of our regular places for lunch and take away for the past 6 years.

  • Visited July 2014
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lagos
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice ambiance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

Not rowdy ,cool and you eat in peace. Loved the meal especially the dessert. The sitting outside offered a view of the ocean,an intimate outing with the urge to overstay while eating due tote cool breeze .will always come back.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Nmababy
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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242 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Business Lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

It is always a pleasure to eat here. The food has a good variety and is of good quality. The Restaurant has amply safe parking and is nicely placed the service good and friendly.

Visited January 2014
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Thank ColmV
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Lagos, Nigeria
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good food, okay experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2014

I visit Cactus regularly as a place where i'm guaranteed a fairly consistent good quality of food. It's located on the fringes of Victoria Island towards the Lekki Expressway. The in-dining experience is nice especially if you choose to sit outside with a clear view of the sea and the cheese cake is my favourite dessert to have.
The 'take away' experience is not as nice as the in-dining. The way the food is packed for the take away/delivery service does not live up to the premium positioning of the restaurant

  • Visited February 2014
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Chennai (Madras), India
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Cactus Restaraurant”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

Chose this restaurant as I was looking for Lebanese cuisine and saw on the net that Lebanese food was served. The visit was a disappointment. The restaurant has a limited menu and is mostly geared towards fast food. Te location is good as the restaurant is located near the Lagoon . Service was poor and time taken to serve is very long.You are looking at 25 to 30 mins wait even though the restaurant was not crowded for a Saturday evening. Cactus serves beer and wine but no hard liquor.

However the food when it arrived was good. I would recommend the grills. The meat was well done and juicy.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank isaac24
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