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6 Highland Place, Maplewood, NJ
+1 973-763-5150
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

I lived in So California for years and have had my fill of Tiajuana and this restaurant reminds me of those days. The food is filling and plentiful, but it lacks creativity and punch. Ive given them a try several times, but the final visit was the last. The salsa had turned, service horrid and we didn't feel particularly welcomed... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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239 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Let me preface my review with the fact that my husband is Mexican. His parents are both from Mexico. We're in Mexico 1-2 times per year and eat........A LOT. If you're serving chimichangas, it's not authentic Mexican. They don't make chimichangas in Mexico. If you're serving burritos, it's not authentic Mexican. You won't find those in Mexico either. And if... More 

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

My partner spent time in Mexico and when we went to Cactus Charley's he pronounced it the most authentic Mexican food he had since his visit to Mexico. We have eaten at Charley's a number of times and have always found the food to be delicious and generous. The staff is very attentive and most helpful with any questions the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Just an easy, informal place to bring friends or kids to. It kind of has that 'hole in the wall' atmosphere.The food is fresh, and staff is nice. Prices are reasonable and its BYOB. We definitely prefer going here over toro loco any.

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West Orange, New Jersey
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Its just poor Tex Mex food... many people just don't know the difference, that's why Olive Garden is so popular... fake Italian. The food has the taste of being canned. I'll pass but to each his own. I hope they do well but its not for me.

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Thank Tony E
Maplewood, NJ
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132 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

The service was great. The portions are huge and my wife and I split what we had, and our friends did not. There was more than enough food for everybody. The salsa is fine, and so is the guacamole, because, well, if you're at a Mexican restaurant, you're stupid if you don't have these. They do serve the guacamole in... More 

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Thank Knot_my_reel_name
Plainfield, New Jersey
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

Delicious authentic Mexican dishes to satisfy those looking something different. The margaritas were really good, and we were even allowed to bring out own alcohol to that they used. The staff is very friends and treats everyone like family. they are also very willing to cater to the personal taste of their customers. My friends and I have expressed our... More 

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

Owner and staff make you feel like family. Large portions of authentic Mexican and Mex-Tex dishes to satisfy hunger for the traditional favorites. Cactus Charly is tucked away on Highland, a little side street in Maplewood, but that does not lessen the variety and portions size offered here. Besides the menu offerings the staff will try to adjust to your... More 

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

No frills, and good food. A good place to bring your kids for some tacos, nachos, or enchiladas. Friendly, prompt staff. BYOB

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Livingston, New Jersey
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

Today was middle school graduation. We asked the graduate where he wanted to go, and he didn't hesitate. It is always fantastic. Doesn't matter what you order, or when you go. The cactus salad is unique. The food is authentic, and there are options for everyone, including healthier options. Easy to overlook or underestimate this place, but the price is... 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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Highland Place, Maplewood, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Maplewood
  • Phone Number: +1 973-763-5150

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