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“Great vibe at Fat Cactus”
Review of The Fat Cactus

The Fat Cactus
Ranked #174 of 1,163 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great vibe at Fat Cactus”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Awesome place to relax with some friends. The food was really good, with the Chilli Poppers and Fajitas being the main highlights, as well as the frozen Margaritas by the jug (2litre). Service was decent, and the ambiance was great, with only the Nachos falling a bit short of my expectations. I'm not one to recommend Spur as such, but their Nachos are usually pretty consistent (it being a franchise) and they are sadly better than the ones we got at Fat Cactus. (We did order the cheesy nachos, which were a bit bland in my opinion)

Visited April 2013
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Cape Town
Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great Mexican food”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

The nachos are really good as well as the enchiladas. The chilli poppers are also a favourite although with a fiery end and the frozen margerita's are excellent. It can get quite noisy and prepare yourself for very slow service. However all in all a pretty good night out.

  • Visited March 2013
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Paarl, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
221 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Great vibe, decent food”
Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

Authentic vibe with some great food. Skip the mains and rather order a few starters. The portions are big.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
458 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
“Lively, loud and busy mexican bar & restaurant.”
Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

We had a few drinks in here following our meal at Arnold's (just round the corner on Kloof Street).

It serves mexican food, which to me looked good to those that were eating.

However, we just sat at the bar and had several drinks including a jug of margeurita.
Fab drinks at reasonable prices and a decent list of cocktails too.

Loud music, very busy and lively bar.

Worth a visit if you're in the vicinity.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Very nice!”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

Great casual Mexican resturant. Jugs of Margerita, great food, friendly staff and perfect ambiance for a night out with friends!

Visited February 2013
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