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Cactus Cafe

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Mexican, Southwestern
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2160 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-4766
+1 802-253-7770
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Wed 16:30 - 21:30
Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Northborough, Massachusetts
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114 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for margaritas after dinner and were not disappointed. The selection was excellent and they were prepared to perfection. The warm chips and salsa added a nice touch. I had the house special and it did not disappoint!

Thank SteveDGT
Smithfield, Rhode Island
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is with some sadness that I write this as I read that they are closing soon due to an inability to renew the lease. This place has been a fixture for over 20 years. Best Margarita's in town are served here. They have a whole list of different ones but my favorite is the Cadillac. Food is good and... More 

Thank jtskidude
Jacksonville, Florida
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We felt like Mexican food one night so we found the Cactus cafe. It was pretty standard fajitas, enchiladas, burritos, etc. Everyone's meal was OK although the chicken on my fajitas was a bit tough, the margaritas are good though.

Thank Alex P
Norwalk, Connecticut
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204 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Went for dinner at Cactus Cafe. Great service and a very cozy nice decor, but the food was lacking flavor. The nachos were dry and had minimal tomatoes, bland cheese, no sour cream or guac on top, which is a staple of nachos. The beans were underneath the bed of tortillas and had no flavor and should have been mixed... More 

Thank glennrr
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Their margaritas are awesome and you should have a couple before your meal. The food is plentiful, but it's not Mexican. Well, at least not in a form anyone who has had the real thing would recognize! Nevertheless, their are times when one has a desire for great drinks and the New England Boiled Dinner version of Tex-Mex. If you... More 

Thank Peter B
Stowe, Vermont
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Cactus ha great food,service and atmosphere. Love their margaritas!! Fun place to go with friends or family. Definitely a Stowe Go To Restaurant.

Thank Loretta N
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103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

The food was bland, bland and blander. The rice was undercooked. The margarita was so bad that I had to ask the waiter if they forgot to put alcohol in it, and she was nice enough to take it back to bartender and they added something but still barely any alcohol. The restaurant itself was nice and the staff seemed... More 

Thank Sionajay39
Long Island, New York
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We stopped in while staying across the street at The Snowdrift Motel. The food at Cactus was good, traditional Tex-Mex, with a little Vermont flair. We had tacos and burritos and they were good. Nothing was outstanding, but the service was good, and food filled our bellies and we were happy.

Thank Ali G
Wells, Maine
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

WOW. We were here 5 years ago and never stopped talking about it. Went this past weekend and loved it again, fantastic tilapia tacos, chicken mole dish great, and don't miss the housemade Jalapeno Poppers or Jalapeno Margarita. Lovely atmosphere, good service....just go!

Thank cfa09
Essex, Vermont
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Friendly owners that know how to do it right! Great food! Great service! The best homemade guacamole

Thank risk802

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2160 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-4766
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Stowe
  • Phone Number: +1 802-253-7770

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