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Cactus Cantina

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Upper Northwest
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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3300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-3808
+1 202-686-7222
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cactus Cantina has great food and is bustling most of the time. There is an outdoor patio on Wisconsin Ave. for great summertime people watching. n The main dining area is noisy and crowded but there's a bar area that is much quieter and other less hectic seating down a few steps to another "room". The margaritas are great if... More 

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Thank Larry B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't been here in years, since I don't live in NW. But had some time to kill and grabbed a seat at the bar. Ordered the fajitas which were excellent, as good as my other favorite place. Bartender needs to smile and engage a bit more, but all in all a great Mexican place in DC.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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158 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Above average Tex-Mex with good vegetarian options. Portions were huge and many families were celebrating birthdays. Good local neighborhood feel.

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Evanston, Illinois
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We had a chance while visiting D.C. to stop in again at Cactus Cantina. Our family has so many great memories there. The staff like always went out of their way for us. The food was excellent. We have lived on the Mexican border and this restaurant would hold its own with our favorite places their. We can't wait to... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Good, not great Mexican food, drinks, service. Very large restaurant and can seat large parties, kids are fine. Large menu with good choices, you will not be disappointed.

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Centennial, Colorado
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98 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Our family of 4 adults and a toddler enjoyed this Mexican restaurant on a Monday night. We had enchiladas and fajitas. Service was great. Would recommend this restaurant.

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Shalimar, Florida
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

2 couples on a Tuesday night. The place was very busy but no wait. Greeted, seated and waited on immediately. Very friendly staff. Fun, busy atmosphere. Chips and salsa were light and DELISH. The entrees and specialty drinks were great. Everyone was full and satisfied. Will be back.....

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Virginia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

My wife and son ate here last Friday night. Said it would be a 20 min wait, but our buzzer went off immediately. I had the brisket tacos, my wife had the pork butt tacos and my son had three enchiladas. Chips and salsa were fresh and filled as needed. Everyone liked their meals. The Brisket tacos were great. Used... More 

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Bellaire, MI
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217 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Four adults, 2 bambinos- Friday night - reservations are accepted. Starter chips are super delicious - very thin and crispy. The entrees were served in a timely fashion and all were piping hot. They included the fish tacos, brisket tacos, sante fe vegetarian, and a surf and turf. The portions are huge - we had to get doggie bags. Tortilla... More 

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Beach Haven, New Jersey
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We were visiting our daughter who is in college in Washington and she was craving Mexican food after two months of dining hall fare. She had heard Cactus Cantina was good, so we decided to give it a try. Not daunted by the line out the front door on a busy Friday night, we only had a twenty minute wait.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-3808
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Upper Northwest
  • Neighbourhood: Upper Northwest
  • Phone Number: +1 202-686-7222

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