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Fat Cactus

$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
5 Park Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 422 5022
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“nachos” (21 reviews)
“mango” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Park Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Big portions and good food, overall a nice Mexican restaurant. One of the better Mexican food I’ve had, but maybe not that authentic.

Thank Evelina L
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Awesome restaurant, great Mexican food, great evening, very festive, the restaurant caters for the mood of it's clients

Thank MichaelM20515
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We chose this venue as we were meeting friends who expressed an interest in Mexican fare - and this venue came highly recommended on this website. While the decor is vaguely reminiscent of Mexico, rather expect a venue which is more like a bar /...More

Thank Jozi2Melb
Reviewed July 22, 2018

We were looking for a light meal and my love of Mexican food took us here. It was perfect for us - the World Cup soccer was on and the place was buzzing. There were a couple of large screen TVs screening the game. The...More

Thank GandTtravel
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

I love Mexican food but this is really mediocre. The nachos are bland and soggy and the guacamole is mostly chopped tomato. The chili poppers are ok, really nothing to write home about. Probably won’t be voting again. The service was good though.

Thank LaurenJ1800
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Bar type venue. Good friendly service and simple but reasonably priced food. Busy and has a nice ambiance.

Thank NDMEdinburgh
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The risotto cheese balls and poppers are my favourite so is he nachos (or anything with melted cheese!), simply delicious! You have to try a ginger bread tequila here! The quesadillas aren't toasted (similar to other places), this was the only unusual part or the...More

Thank YajnaGold
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

After a good experience at El Burro we thought we’d try Fat Cactus. A fellow guest at our hotel enjoyed it. We were quite disappointed. It was incredibly loud with a Friday evening crowd, but The real problem was the food. Terrible margaritas and a...More

Thank esseljt
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

I’m an American who has been living in Africa for five years now. And this is the best Mexican food by far I’ve ever had on this continent. The service was great. The food was amazing. Ate the chicken fajitas twice. And the margaritas were...More

Thank Ken V
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

A great restaurant, with friendly staff, great margaritas, and awesome food. The atmosphere is always buzzing in the evening, as a variety of people arrive to catch up with friends or have a cosy dinner date. PS. You HAVE to try the Gingerbread Tequila -...More

Thank Martin F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Park Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 422 5022
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