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767 Kailua Rd Ste 106, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2842
+1 808-261-1000
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“empanadas” (18 reviews)
“clam bake” (5 reviews)
“boar” (3 reviews)
Closes in 9 min
11:00 - 15:30All hours
Latin, Mexican, Spanish, Chilean, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
767 Kailua Rd Ste 106, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2842
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

This is an expensive restaurant. It is not fine dining. The room(s) are noisy and a bit cramped. There are place mats, not linen on the tables. The food is flavorful and creative. Sirloin was intense and cooked nearly perfectly medium rare. There was a...More

Thank johnfjohnston
Reviewed 18 May 2016

I don't give out five stars easily, but this place had mine before the meal was even finished! Once in a while a restaurant makes such an impression on you that you just know the chef is incredibly inspired and the staff energized -- this...More

1  Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Went with the family to Kailua to try a new place called Cactus. We ate family style so we could try a bunch of dishes. Nice salad, unusual ingredients and good flavors. Sirloin beef was a little dry (although we ordered it med rare) and...More

Thank awalua
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Decided on doing dinner at Cautus middle of the week on a Wednesday no reservations as we walked in we were greeted and sat immediately staff was friendly enough and welcomed a walk in well. Menu item description is over kill so I asked our...More

Thank mikology
Reviewed 8 May 2016

We had dinner at Cactus on a Friday night. It was fairly busy, they seated us immediately. We loved the salsa and quacamole and the pork belly empanadas were a treat. I had a great roasted pineapple mojito. My husband and stepson had the lamb...More

Thank TuttoBene21
Reviewed 5 May 2016

It is always a delight to visit a favorite after almost a year and find that it has improved! Chef Thomas, Manager Kristen and a very able staff have done a amazing job on developing the menus. A variety of beers, wines and liquor add...More

Thank JCD4
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We discovered this place after driving past it,after a big day of 'touristing'..this place was better than expected. The food was amazing and service outstanding. We were served by Sierra, who was polite and gave good recommendations. I had the empanadas which were amazing and...More

Thank Barramax
Reviewed 20 April 2016

O'ahu is the land of expensive everything and two early Happy Hour evenings proved to be the remedy for the overpriced overload. The food was creative and really excellent quality. The staff are friendly, helpful and zero attitude. We ate outside both nights and although...More

Thank 300GWA2
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Driving somewhere else for long overdue lunch, wife saw Cactus and wondered if it was a branch of her favorite West Seattle Mexican place. No, but ... This is mostly Argentine chow with some Peruvian and Mexican. She had fish tacos and "the best sweet...More

Thank RangerGreg501
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

2nd time visiting Cactus. Inventive fresh menu. I'll visit often when I'm in Kailua. Started with the Michelada, a beer based Bloody Mary. Amazing. Spicy and refreshing. A 1/2 order of Peruvian green pumpkin fritters followed. Crispy outside, hot slightly gooey interior - great flavor!...More

Thank MoJoHawaii
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 767 Kailua Rd Ste 106, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2842
    (Hamakua Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Bus 57
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: +1 808-261-1000
  • E-mail
Cactus is "a celebration of the cuisines of the new Americas with Aloha," transporting the flavors, culinary traditions and techniques from Central and South America as well as Cuba, Puerto Rico and Mexico.Offering the cuisines of the sun, land and sea, Cactus menu selections focuses on:•Local produce from the islands•Shinsato Farms pork from Kahalu’u•Kulana and Kuahiwi beef, veal, wild boar from the Big Island•Sustainably caught or farmed seafood from the island chainDrop-in or reserve a table in our casual, convivial environment with warm, engaging, professional service.
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