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Cactus Jack's Bar & Grill

21 Palmer St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4721 1478
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (19 reviews)
“chilli” (21 reviews)
“steak” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
21 Palmer St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time in Townsville and was recommended by friends we should eat at Cactus Jack's Bar & Grill. We done this on the second night and again on the 5th night and what a feed we had. Tuesday nights they have a special on with...More

1  Thank Kyle H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been coming here for quite some time, started to lose it’s touching a couple of years ago but they have definitely upped their game again, food never takes long to come out both starters and mains were amazing and the cocktails are always on...More

Thank drewwright89
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It seems I end up dining at Cactus Jacks every time I visit Townsville and have never been let down by the quality of food or service. Menu selection might be a bit predictable, but it is good knowing what to expect and value is...More

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1  Thank Rob N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting place not quite a steak house not quite a Mexican restaurant. The range of Mexican beers is almost non existent but does have Sangria and the like. The Mexican food we had was fresh, well cooked and filling. Not amazing but quite good...More

Thank Auscoach
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great night out from the moment we arrived. Staff were friendly and professional. Food was excellent and meals quick to arrive. Wonderful experience. Chocolate nachos a must.

Thank karenvandalen
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Really yummy dinner. Plenty of interesting flavours and generous meals. The burgers were huge and the chimichangas were tasty as! The service was excellent and the staff were really switched on. Made for a great dinner out.

Thank Trev S
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

A real gem of a place with great character and food. Has outdoor and indoor seating which is great in dry season. Food is well priced and as a group we enjoyed the place.

Thank Mr. M
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We were well looked after here. Enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Service was excellent and the margaritas weren’t bad either.

Thank Liz J
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

During our visit to Townsville visited Cactus Jacks twice - both nights were the $12 all you could eat Chilli nights. Delicious chilli with fresh corn chips, glacamoule and sour cream - could not eat one let alone have another one for free. Great food,...More

Thank Christyne T
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Pleasant Tex Mex restaurant that is very popular with locals - up to 40 min wait when we arrived at 6pm on a Friday. Reasonable range of dishes however what we had was very bland (Burrito bowl - a salad and Aztec pie). Good size...More

Thank anyywherebutkarratha
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Palmer St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4721 1478
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Open: 7 nights from 5pmWe serve inexpensive high quality food in a uniquely designed atmosphere. Everything from salads, burgers, best quality steaks and authentic Mexican dishes.
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