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“Fusion of Mexican plus”
Review of Cactus Restaurant

Cactus Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 272 Restaurants in Kirkland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
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Good for: Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fusion of Mexican plus”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

This place is in DT Kirkland, near many other restaurants, coffee places, shops and the water.
It's a popular restaurant with a nice mix of offerings. The guacamole is good but a bit overpriced.
I've always been happy with my meals and tend to choose different things each time. The HH here is pretty decent and priced well. A definite place to try when in the area.

  • Visited March 2014
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Kirkland, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great restaurant, great food!”
Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

We eat at Cactus on a regular basis and love it, the atmosphere is a little busy hence the 4* but everything else is great!

The food is always of good quality but along with the busy atmosphere you can find yourself not getting the quickest of service. But this is definitely a restaurant to try out! Personally I love it just for the chips and salsa to start each meal, but the steak fajitas are good too!

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Thank Andrew W
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2 reviews
“Tasty and definitely NOT BORING!”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

While this is a chain "tex-mex/southwestern" restaurant, the selections are anything but ordinary and boring. The food was imaginative and tasty; the dessert was amazing!

Visited March 2014
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Thank rallygrrrl
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Seattle
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Not your typical Mexican food”
Reviewed 20 March 2014

The food here tastes fresh and much different than what you get at a typical Mexican restaurant. The menu items are creative and taste delicious. It's always a treat to come here to eat, but I recommend coming at an off hour as it gets very busy during the peak lunch/dinner time. It's especially crowded in the summer when they open the restaurant to the outside. My husband went to their other location on the eastside, at the Bellevue Square Mall, and said the quality was just as good as their location in Kirkland.
They have a gluten free menu, and if you're also sensitive to dairy (as I am), they can leave off the cheese as most of their items are not smothered in cheese, just sprinkled on top. Also, even though they're busy, they have great service every time.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank hernse1
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Seattle, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Love this place, outstanding modern Mexican food”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

Not your typical, "melt a ton of cheese" on everything, mushing retried beans place. Exciting takes on traditional things like tacos, but very tasty menu items that you also don't see on every Mexican menu. Salsa is fresh and home made, I also always start with the guacamole, again, homemade and delicious.

  • Visited March 2014
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