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Willis Avenue, Roslyn, NY
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We just stopped in for a quick lunch and was delightfully surprised. Tacos were super yummy, chicken marinated and moist, seafood fresh and prepared with lots of salsas and veggies - YUM! If I lived here, I'd drop in more often!!

Thank Sarah S
New York City, New York
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238 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Green Cactus offers freshly made mexican specialties at very reasonable prices. The staff is friendly, professional and upbeat. This is not a place for those looking for fancy trappings. However, for consistently delicious mexican food, Green Cactus is the place. Love their Burritos, Tortas, Quesadillas, salsa and chips

Thank Barry K
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

I've been to several Green Cactus restaurants around Long Island. The one in Roslyn is by far the best. Service is friendly, quick, and they always get your order right. The complimentary chips and salsa are a nice touch. I get the same thing every time I go there...a spicy fish fish is always fresh and the portion size on... More 

Thank Chris H
New York City, New York
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95 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is ideal for a quick stop for lunch. I ate here between mid 2014 to mid 2015. their veggie burrito (with rice bowl variation) is good. The 3 salads/pickles they keep on the sides are great. Don't expect great service/cleanliness. I avoided eating the free chips.

Thank BhriguPrashar
Floral Park, New York
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We have been going here for years. It is by far the freshest and best fast food Mexican around, the guacamole is as good as I make it. I don't know what they use to marinate their chicken and steak, but it is almost addictive! This place puts any other fast food Mexican spot to shame! Everything is fresh -... More 

Thank Marabella2014
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

A small restaurant for a quick bite on the go. Specializes in Mexican food. has a good spread of the usual tacos, burritos, enchiladas. A shade better than the fast food chains

Thank Pixbuff
Pound Ridge, New York
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183 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

We have been eating at green cactus for years. We love the fresh take on mexican food. The green cactus salsa is my wife's favorite. I love the fish burrito without the rice. But everything I have eaten off the menu is awesome.

Thank bulltrvlr
Denver, Colorado
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015

Returned to this restaurant after many years. This is a very casual, fast food type atmosphere. I always get the Green Cactus Salad and marvel at the taste of the chicken. I don't know the exact seasoning but it is different and very good. Also, a quick exit off the LIE at Roslyn. Very good value.

Thank ColoradoTravlers
Manhasset, New York
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130 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015

For some reason, we hadn't been here for a while. We were hungry, were passing it, and stopped. We were glad we did. The shrimp tacos were yummy and the wings were great. We will go back more often.

Thank Lee T
Long Island, NY
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80 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

Part of a mini chain of unpretentious Mexican places. They have the usual suspects: Tacos, burritos, enchiladas, etc. but evrything is fresh. The only premade items are the bottled hot sauces. Place your order at the register, pay, get your number, wait a very short time as the food is made to order, and take it to a table or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Mexican, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Willis Avenue, Roslyn, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Roslyn

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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?