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Cactus Mexican Food

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950 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90038-2714
+1 323-464-5865
08:00 - 03:00
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Fri - Sat 08:00 - 04:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

i used to get the shrimp or fish baja tacos. when the 2am hipsters came in, the prices got raised. the asada is just chopped meat, not real slabs or marinated flank steak. the carnitas are good.

1 Thank Vince V
1 review
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

They take a long time to give you the food and the salsas they have them on the open and a lot of people just put their hand all over the containers and the stuff don't keep the place for salsas clean a lot of people are drunk and with dirty hands ,if you are drunk and don't care how... More 

Thank Shangai S
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Can't get enough of mexican food, why because fajitas are the bomb, I loved the taste and the chips they bring out first are extra good.

Thank GarethMarkey
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Unprepossessing taco place in the corner of a parking lot serving great tacos to eat at one of their half dozen outside tables or to take away. Most people seem to take away. The tortillas are fresh and the fillings are varied and delicious. Do try the tongue. Prices are reasonable. You will probably have to wait in line.

Thank MacinACK
Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

CACTUS TAQUERIA The best taco stand in L.A.-- NOT a food truck. HIGHLY recommend the Fish Tacos (consistently rated among the best in L.A.) and the California Burrito. If you are from out of town, this is the place. Easy to get to in Hollywood, on Vine St. Don't let the long line keep you from enjoying the best Mexican... More 

Thank BTuckG
Orlando, Florida
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96 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Cactus has the best tacos! We went two days in a row while visiting a friend in LA and we loved it! We tried carne asada tacos, guac and nachos, all were to die for!

Thank MrsC052208
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Authentic Mexican food. Very small place. More of a "I'm hungry for Mexican" place than someplace you are going for an evening out. There are several picnic tables for outside seating. Prices are very very reasonable and the food delicious. Plastic forks and styrofoam plates. Staff is very friendly and you can tell they enjoy what they are preparing!

Thank jmpaule
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Been coming here for about 3-4 years and never had a problem. Always come here late because that's the time i'm around this area and even though it's pack the service is fast (depending on what you order that is). Two cons are only a few table because most people come here on the go and is CASH ONLY.

1 Thank Edwin S
Albany, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015

This place is 100% authentic. It's located in not the greatest of neighborhoods, but is worth the drive for anyone that wants to try some fantastic Mexican food. It was recommended to us, and now I am recommending it to anyone in LA that wants Mexican Food.

Thank Jameson Y
San Diego, CA
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2014

This place is a real dive in a shady area, but the food is so amazing. It took forever for our food to come out, but the Carne Asada Burrito was one of the best I've ever had. Give it a chance.

Thank djrobsd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 950 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90038-2714
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Hollywood
  • Neighbourhood: Hollywood
  • Phone Number: +1 323-464-5865

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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