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Fat Cactus

$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
5 Park Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 422 5022
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (19 reviews)
“margarita's” (4 reviews)
“pulled pork” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
5 Park Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

I've been to fat cactus many times, whether it's with family, friends or even just my partner and I. It never disappoints. The service is always consistent and the food is always amazing. Of my favourites would be their nachos and gingerbread tequila! It's a...More

Thank ShanCoetzee
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

We were a a group of about 7 adults who visited on a Sunday evening. The waiter at the entrance first tried to show us away by saying they were full but the manager overheard this and quickly apologized and made room for us. He...More

Thank Elmarie G
Reviewed March 4, 2018

I have not visited the Fat Cactus is years and my memory served me right. Food is good, atmosphere is great and people are friendly. Great big jug of icy stuff with alcohol - delish. Not fine dining but good food and they serve waffles....More

Thank wwil2016
Reviewed January 10, 2018

If you want to drink margarita : great place! If you want to eat, not so much. What Mexican place doesn't serve guacamole??? and give you 6 small lost calamari rings per order (with a sad bland sauce to go with it). We stayed 5...More

Thank negroni68
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

it was great to sit outdoors and the food was enjoyable, however there was a obnoxiously loud patron who caused several guests to leave. the restaurant did nothing! i’m surprised but we ate and left because she was too loud.

Thank Lauren R
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

News years eve lunch with friends was as great as ever with really good food, ice cold beers and margaritas and attentive friendly service. Can't recommend highly enough for a neighborhood institution!

Thank Roger P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
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
  • E-mail
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