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Cactus Cantina

) #273 of 2,580 Restaurants in Washington DC $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Latin
3300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-3808
+1 202-686-7222
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“fajitas” (46 reviews)
“beans” (12 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-3808
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1 - 10 of 292 reviews

Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a fine Mexican restaurant on Wisconsin Ave NW in DC, just a a couple of blocks north of the National Cathedral, and a few blocks south of Tenleytown. On weekday evenings, they host a happy hour with special prices on select beverages. Freshly...More

Thank davidnJ7307XJ
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I've been going to Cactus Cactina for several years and the food and service is consistency excellent. But I do love their outdoor patio! Lots of seating, but you may need to plan for a little wait in the summertime. Margaritas are very good and...More

Thank Susan116
Reviewed 20 May 2017

When we lived in DC and I worked just up the street from this place, this was one of our go-to lunch spots and favorite Friday happy hour meet up places. My friend I brought is Mexican American and she said she could judge a...More

Thank TheTravelHawks
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We almost did not go because it was Cinco de Maya and we thought it would be crazy crowded. But we did not have to wait long and were then given an ideal table outside right on the corner where we could people watch and...More

Thank willtravel12345
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Our meal started out with some great chips and salsa and things got frustrating after that. Our waiter hovered over us until we ordered which was very uncomfortable. We started with chicken tamales as a starter. They were bland and tasteless. What bothered me was...More

Thank samsmomm
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

They had a really tasty grilled cauliflower taco that was vegetarian. Good Mexican food, nice atmosphere.

Thank Amber O
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The Cactus Cantina is almost always crowded with seating both indoors and out. Food is spicy, fresh and delicious. Try the Queso with their homemade tortilla chips and frozen lemonade. Ole!

Thank elaine s
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

One of our favorite spots for fajitas! The dining room is huge and they have a few spaces that are great for groups. Also lots of outdoor seating. Overall a solid and fun Mexican spot!

Thank BIGenDDa
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is without a doubt my family's favorite restaurant in the entire world. We've been coming for at least 18 years and will continue to do so for the rest of our lives. Our love for Cactus Cantina is so great that any excuse is...More

1  Thank mnathani
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Cactus Cantina is a fun hangout for Mexican bar food in the NW DC neighborhood of Cathedral Commons. We stopped in to enjoy the patio on a summer night with margaritas and nachos. This place was packed, but we got a table right away. The...More

Thank mrsiss
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Patty G
do they have a gluten-free menu
21 January 2017|
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Response from nahutb | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea, but corn tortillas are per nature, gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-3808
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Upper Northwest
  • Neighbourhood: Upper Northwest
  • Phone Number: +1 202-686-7222
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