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The Thirsty Cactus

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Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Canadian, Pub
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2 King St E | Dundas Ontaio, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1A3, Canada
+1 905-627-8488
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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Mexican themed restaurant with an extensive beer selection and a patio. Lots of TVs tuned to sports. Go for drinks, to watch the game, eat in or take out. They have live entertainment some evenings and weekends.

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Thank Klaas W
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were meeting friends for drinks later so we stopped at the Thirsty Cactus for dinner first. The service was quick and our waiter was quite attentive stopping to chat with us a bit. They have a great gluten free selection on the menu which is great. My wife had the Jerk Chicken bowl and I had the Steak Sammy.... More 

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Thank Scott C
Dundas, Canada
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Had a nice dinner. Always get Fajitas. Best fajitas around. Always good service, the manager Cathy always stops around to see if we are happy. The renovations really cheer the place up.

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Thank John P
Elmvale
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Great selection of beer, great atmosphere and the Mac and Cheese was excellent. I have the Nona and friends had the pulled pork version. Both were fantastic.

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Thank jason h
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Been here a few times -- I try to avoid it, but sometimes friends and colleagues want to go here. The food is a weak take on Tex-Mex -- I find it bland and uninviting. Ribs are decent, I suppose. Ok patio to drink beer on in summer, and the beer selection is getting better (but, nothing to rave about).... More 

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Thank Realnickriviera
Canada
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153 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

The Bang Bang Shrimp had dusted shrimps tossed in Dynamite sauce, drizzled in chipotle mayo, and topped with jalapeño . At first glance, the dish was smaller than I expected but its taste made up for it in the end. I loved the dusted crunchiness of the shrimps drizzled in the chipotle mayo and Dynamite sauce. It was just spicy... More 

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Thank stenoodie
Dundas, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This restaurant has recently changed its menu, so we tried it again despite lackluster meals in the past. We each tried one of the new fish dishes. The Southern Catfish was bland and unappetizing. The fish was yellowish in colour, served over bland rice and corn, and could have really used some colour and some crunch. The Bang Bang Shrimp... More 

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Thank Sticks_and_Bugs
Niagara Falls, Canada
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

While my wife and I were doing a Foodie road trip and we ended up in the quaint town of Dundas. There are some really nice shops to look around and a few restaurants to try. We decided to give The Thirsty Cactus a try which was a big mistake. We were seated promptly and the servers seemed nice. The... More 

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Thank Dave A
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Thirsty Cactus has pretty good food and the atmosphere of the restaurant is lively and fun! I ordered a quesadilla and my friend ordered the burrito so we could try more than one dish! Both were pretty flavourful and quite filling. The sad part was that we noticed a bug in our salsa dish when we were almost finished eating,... More 

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Thank Anna7867
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We arrived late into Dundas and The Thirsty Cactus was the only open restaurant. Food, service and atmosphere were fine.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Canadian, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 King St E | Dundas Ontaio, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1A3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-627-8488

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?