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Cactus Cantina Mexican Grill

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
3949 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Ste 1, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-2737
+1 251-943-8115
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (66 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (55 reviews)
“cheese dip” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
3949 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Ste 1, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-2737
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Reviewed yesterday

Yet another exceptional meal at Cactus Cantina. Tonight was excellent food and excellent service. Gabrielle was our server. She was spot on with everything. She was polite, friendly and engaging. I hate to go places and the service takes your order, brings you your food,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank joesmoe01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped at Cactus Cantina two weeks ago. It was the first real restaurant my friend and I passed on the way to Gulf State Park after leaving Fairhope. I usually don't like Mexican-style food, but I thought the food was great! I had a spinach...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank molliew452
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second time to eat here and the food was very good both times. The service was horrible the first visit but this time our waitress was excellent. Fajitas , nachos Mexicanos and tacos were eaten. Salsa and queso were good.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Anazeteo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food was very good. I recommend the guacamole. It's very good. The other food was good but on par with what you would receive at any Mexican restaurant. The service was good, however, children of employees/owner were seated right behind us and kicked the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tambrew
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Our waiter was great. But the food was bland. the chicken burrito was covered with a white sauce with no flavor. The cheese enchilada tasted like a string cheese with no taste. The chili relleno was no better than the other dishes. Very disappointed as...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KegMaster
Michael L, Manager at Cactus Cantina Mexican Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so sorry that your latest visit with us wasn't a more positive one. We hope that you will consider giving us another opportunity to wow you. Please come again soon.

Reviewed 1 November 2018

Visited 10/19/18 at 1:30pm. Restaurant was about 1/4 full and we were seated fairly quickly. Good selection of food. If you order the large gauc it is made fresh (we don't like cilantro) otherwise it is premade. Drinks are quite generous in size and very...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank elphie1162
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Good Mexican, not Tex Mex. They incorporate sea food in several of the items. We were looking for someplace different to try, and glad we tried this one.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank John C
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Loved the salsa, 99 cent margaritas, fajitas & burritos! Server was very helpful & fast. Went in the late afternoon when they weren’t too busy so there was no wait. Would definitely go back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TravelingOldGoats
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Went on in the evening for dinner. We waited by the door for a solid 5 minutes, watching slow waitresses (none Hispanic, a bad sign) walk by us, not acknowledging us. There were a solid 20 empty tables in the main room, all with tons...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank emilys2222
Michael L, Owner at Cactus Cantina Mexican Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thanks for taking some time to provide us with feedback. We're sorry to hear that you didn't have a great experience with us. We take a lot of pride in our food and service, so we hope you are willing to give us another shot...More

Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinners after a long day of sightseeing. Burritos were huge, but tasty. The Gringo Tacos were the perfect combination of sweet (pineapple) with grilled chicken.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Rebekah72782
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Tonie L
21 August 2017|
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Response from 1caringmom | Reviewed this property |
My advice would be to call the restaurant directly. Cactus Cantina Mexican Grill Address: 3849 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542 Phone: (251) 943-8115
4 July 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3949 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Ste 1, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-2737
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Gulf Shores
  • Phone Number: +1 251-943-8115
Voted Best Mexican Food on the Gulf Coast. Laid back Mexican with an American twist in a beachy atmosphere. Try our Cactus Grits and our Knockout Margarita
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