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Cactus Restaurant

) #77 of 3,291 Restaurants in Seattle ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican, Latin,
2820 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-2788
+1 206-933-6000
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“guacamole” (20 reviews)
“fajitas” (11 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Bar, Southwestern, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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2820 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-2788
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1 - 10 of 188 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dinner for us with friends and their children. Great marketing with the kids meals delivered on a frisbee that they can take home. Food was great, drinks were great. Service was friendly and quick. Place was packed, book ahead.

Thank JaymieOK
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had lunch here under the heat lamps (unnecessary) last week on a sunny day in Seattle. Really enjoyed the Squash Blossoms, stuff with goat cheese, yummy! The guacamole and salsa were also delicious, although the chips were a bit tough and lacked salt. Had the...More

Thank Krisinseattle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met up with some long time friends and were happily surprised to find authentic New Mexican food on a Seattle beach with a nice view. Wide selection of drinks, and an awesome selection of appetizers (try the street corn) and entrees. Service was very...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped in mid walk for a Margarita & the small order of Smoked Chicken Quesadilla. Both were great. The service was OK on this visit. Cactus is a great place to visit if you're out on Alki around sunset.

Thank Alec D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is right by the lake boardwalk. It was a bit of a wait but worth it. Good food (although it's not authentic Mexican if you are expecting that). It was a bit of a lengthy dinner for the 6 of us (2.5 hours)...More

Thank Broloveduke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location by the beach, very good food. Went with my daughter and her boyfriend on their recommendation, definitely a good choice. Enjoyed the Mexican dishes and the great atmosphere.

Thank dljhk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restaurant overlooks the bay and the food and service are wonderful. We had a Mexican salad and it was delicious. Our server was a little slow at times, but the restaurant was very busy.

Thank gbwcs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly service, well presented food, and a wide choice of standard southwestern fare. Enchildadas and Rellenos were fine. The food is pretty mild so if you are really looking for authentic Mexican food with lots of chili you might find it a bit too mild....More

Thank Dean S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We live in West Seattle and frequently go to The Cactus for happy hour or dinner. The view is amazing as it's located on Alki. During the warmer months they'll open the large windows and you can enjoy the ocean breeze or sit outside on...More

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Several friends got together for lunch. I was very disappointed in my meal. The food was not Mexican. I had the brisket. The brisket was very large but also quite tasteless. A large portion of beans and rice were included with the meal. The guacamole...More

Thank Minneapolisdoyle
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2820 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-2788
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > West Seattle
  • Neighbourhood: West Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-933-6000
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