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“Mexican?” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Fat Cactus

The Fat Cactus
Ranked #188 of 1,135 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Cape Town
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Mexican?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

The service is really good with a happy and festive vibe in all the many times visited over the years.The last visit was "hunt the chicken" in the taco otherwise food consistent and tasty. My best description of the type of cuisine is almost Tex but Mexican no

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank MGA700
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
201 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Mexican Food, Good Beers and Sport on the TV”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

I love this place. Really good food, well priced drinks and they play sport on the TVs. Great place for socialising, its not just an in and out restaurant you can spend plenty of time here.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Bryce Y
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“local”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

love love love all of their food and drinks. very casual but the staff work hard. Fun place and the portions are very large.

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Thank luckyme30
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Cape Town
Level Contributor
134 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Good old fun food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

Nothing exceptional going on here - unpretentious Mexican food, wicked cocktails and mixes, and people getting smashed while having fun. Always a winner and never fails on the taste front.

Visited April 2012
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Thank Judge404
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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209 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Lively and Good!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

We were staying at a nearby guest house so we walked to the Fat Cactus for dinner on our first night in Cape Town. It was a good choice. The staff was friendly and responsive, and the good was good. We each chose a different entree, and each of us was happy with the good. The margaritas and the fajitas were especially good. Throughout our stay, we noticed that this restaurant was the busiest in the area -- clearly a good sign. Good prices too. We recommend this fun and lively spot.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank LudwellMom
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