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Green Cactus Fresh Mexican Grill

Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
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1099 N Country Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11790-1924
+1 631-751-0700
10:00 - 20:00
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Stony Brook, New York
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Green Cactus is a wonderful Mexican joint with fast takeout and predictably good food. And cheap! Don't expect a great guacamole or elegance. Order your burritos or tacos or specialty plates and enjoy! There is a fairly pleasant eat-in restaurant as well. My favorite: Green Cactus combo. You can call in your order as well before pickup. A real treasure.

Thank Jeffrey L
Pennington, New Jersey
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411 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Came here during lunch to this location that you order from a window and pickup. They have a salsa bar with chips and hot sauce varieties. I got the burrito grande which was charbroiled steak, rice, black beans, chopped onions, cilantro, with hot sauce. I also had a Coke with this and chips on the side. The meal was OK.... More 

Thank KidLove
Stony Brook, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Take out order: we picked up our order within the specified time period. The burritos were stone cold. A whole bunch of the tortilla chips were stuck together. The server was sullen. More attentive management is needed, and fast.

Thank BEN21472
Irmo, South Carolina
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86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The food here is great, the burritos are so big you can barely get your hands around it. Rice, beans, guacamole, sautéed jumbo shrimp, sour cream... If you like this type of food- this is the place!

Thank Fred L
Long Island, New York
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

We probably have only 3 mexican restaurants within a 5 mile radius and they all are about the same. Some have better nachos. Some have better burritos. Green Cactus is pretty good by American standards. They have been hiring youer and friendlier people at the counter. The mexican ladies that sometimes work at the counter can be pretty unpleasant. They... More 

Thank Familyof6isfun
Islip, New York
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53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Green Cactus makes great take out Mexican Food. Their burritos are allows great. They have fresh Salsa and Pico Sauce. Also, home made Guacamole. The food is inexpensive and consistently good. A burrito, quite large runs about $8. So, my family really likes this place. We were glad we got a chance to stop in. There are some tables, so... More 

Thank KGIRL02
Snoqualmie, Washington
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131 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was a short drive from my hotel in Stony Brook and they had very fast service. The crunchy tacos were loaded with fresh ingredients and very good. The chicken burrito was large and also very tasty. I returned the next day and tried the enchiladas. They came with rice and beans which were really good. The enchiladas were... More 

Thank cadehoops
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59 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015

It is a small basic Mexican chain restaurant in a small shipping center that allows for outside(weather permitting) and inside eating. The food is fresh, no table service as you order and pick up from the counter. All the condiments are excellent. Atmosphere is real basic but you can enjoy burritos, cactus salada, fresh chips and a god selection. I... More 

Thank Michael G
Beaufort, South Carolina
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Green Cactus is a go-to place for a good meal in a "fast food" environment. Nice selection of Mexican-style dishes that are consistently good. The parking lot in Stony Brook used to be its major drawback with potholes, but it was recently redone and now a pleasure to get in and out.

Thank Ken D
New York, United States
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Always enjoy whatever I've ordered. This is a casual place to get a quick meal at a good price. Sometimes the counter staff serve you like they're bored with their job, but they are friendly. You order at the counter and can take it to go, eat in or sit outside at the small patio. I work close and its... More 

Thank Jeanne M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1099 N Country Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11790-1924
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Stony Brook
  • Phone Number: +1 631-751-0700

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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?