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Cactus Pear Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, , American
3215 Jefferson Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-2216
+1 513-961-7400
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good50%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Mexican, Southwestern, American
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3215 Jefferson Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-2216
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I prefer standard Mexican fare, but this place is pretty good even still. The salsa is a black bean concoction, so the differences start right away. Prices were good and the service was better. They have fun daily specials too, but I don't visit often...More

Thank Abby G
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Even though we were there after the lunch hour and while the place was not busy, the service was slow , our food had sat somewhere and was at best just warm. One cheese enchilada for $12 is way over priced. The pork tacos and...More

Thank ricklhall
Reviewed 18 July 2017

3 Words: Chicken. Vera. Cruz. This sandwich is amazing!! It's a delicious marinated chicken breast sliced and put on a flavorful toasted bun. The sandwich also includes a chipotle aoli, melted Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato. I nix the lettuce and tomato and add avocado....More

Thank Savannah K
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The staff at the Cactus Pear are always friendly. They are prompt and courteous. They are helpful and are menu experts. The food is very good and there is a wide selection of offerings. I wish they could enhance the availability of parking otherwise it...More

Thank 1JourneyMan1
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Was recommended by my hotel to check this place out and should have steered elsewhere. Beer served in a warm glass, heat was way too high, chips were stale and it had a dingy vibe inside and out. Entree was average and definiteloy would go...More

Thank lbrymer
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a special, privately owned restaurant in the Clifton area. Excellent food and service. It is nice to find a non-chain restaurant where it all comes together. This is not high end, but it is great food for the price.

Thank drdeger
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Some in our party had a yen for queso so we were looking for Mexican. A popular downtown spot was totally booked so we chose this restaurant because it was close to our hotel/UC campus. Very good food, served hot, and very flavorful. Crab cake...More

Thank Ann L
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We had a doctor's appointment nearby and had just gotten a UC Bearcats coupon book in the mail. I flipped through it looking for something close to the office. We went because there was an $8 off coupon and we'd never been. Keep in mind......More

Thank NotPaula
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Not the typical menu for a Mexican place. No ground beef. We were worried but the steak burrito, quesadilla and fajitas were absolutely delicious!! The rice isn't typical either but also good. Slightly sweet finish to it. The roasted tomato salsa took a little getting...More

Thank Amy W
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Our group was looking for a place convenient to US EPA in Cincinnati. Cactus Pear was recommended. They accommodated us with a table in a private area. The food was good - especially enjoyed trying the Queso Blanco as an appetizer. Service was very good...More

Thank Harry S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3215 Jefferson Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-2216
  • Public Transportation: Metro Bus
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Clifton
  • Neighbourhood: Clifton
  • Phone Number: +1 513-961-7400
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