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“Great Tex-Mex, always order a jug of frozen margarita”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Fat Cactus

The Fat Cactus
Ranked #184 of 1,142 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Cape Town
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42 reviews
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“Great Tex-Mex, always order a jug of frozen margarita”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Delicious chicken fajitas and chilli poppers are a staple of our fun and noisy trips to the Fat Cactus in Park Lane.

Do yourself a favour and order a jug of frozen margarita and enjoy slopping it into small glasses over and over as the sweet taste prepares you for the spicey (but not over the top) mexican food to come with plenty of sour cream and guacamole.

It's also a great venue for groups and large tables. The service is usually very good even when it gets chaotic and crowded and noisy. Great place to have fun.

Visited November 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews
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“Mind Blowing”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

The vibe, food and service is awesome! Good variety of menu dishes as well as wheat free and vegetarian options. Will visit again!

Visited December 2012
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East London, South Africa
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Yummmm!”
Reviewed December 19, 2012 via mobile

This place is alwaysssss busy an for a good reason! Everything tastes delicious! The nachoes are sooo yummy! And the maragritas are well worth the money spent! Enjoy!

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Amazing.”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

Thoroughly loved this place. Staff were great and friendly and prompt, the food was amazing mexican food. Returned several times throughout my stay in Cape Town. Friendly relaxed vibes and amazing margaritas!

Visited August 2012
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 reviews
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“Mad margaritas!”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

My review is actually for the Fat Cactus branch located in Park Rd, Gardens, Cape Town. We love it so much, we go there every week. Their margarita jugs are a great refreshment after (or right in the middle of) a long, summer's day - I recommend the strawberry/lime blend. The staff is always friendly and welcoming, and very competent. The food is fresh and delicious - my personal favourites are the chili bean soup, cheesy nachos, chili poppers and the vegetarian sliders (made with mushrooms). Atmosphere is relaxed, but trendy. Awesome restaurant for couples or friends.

  • Visited November 2012
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