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Cactus Cantina

$$ - $$$
Bar, Mexican, Southwestern, Pub
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151 E Alessandro Blvd, Riverside, CA 92508-6035
+1 951-789-0211
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cheese enchildas dish was good with sauce. I noticed that the floor was full carpet. The carpet was little dirty and stained. It needs to be replaced NEW carpet or better Spanish ceramic tiles or bare floor. Easy to clean on the floor. Hope the owner can afford it soon.

Thank Karen T
Riverside, California
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

My wife and I had a fundraiser coupon that offered BOGO1/2OFF. We went on Saturday afternoon and really had a wonderful experience. The service was homey and familiar. We usually split entrees and get a cocktail each but with the discount offer we needed to get two meals to get the full value. Our waitress was very helpful in suggesting... More 

Thank craig g
St. George, Utah
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The food was good. The carpet is real old and dirty with stain spots. The sight of carpet is offensive and spoiled our appetites. The owner should get rid of it and new tile floor replace and easy to clean. Or wooden floor either. Bet the owner that more customers coming if the floor replaces.

Thank ASLsigner1986
Alta Loma, California
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232 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We were early 10:20 even though they don't open until 11AM Richie welcomed us to the bar (still a 1970's chair bar type set up) and took our drink and food order with pleasure ! As the time for us to get on the road the "regulars" were arriving for the lunch session (and probably their whole afternoon !) He... More 

Thank ahdiii
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Love this place great Mexican food and the best margaritas in town . Service good too we go there frequently and will continue to do so

Thank Laura S
Alpine, California
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259 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

We thought this place looked like a good lunch stop. It wasn't very crowded so we were seated immediately. The hostess was very nice and outgoing. She got our drink order as soon as we sat down. They were delivered quickly and our food order taken. The food was pretty good, definitely large portions. You will not leave there hungry!... More 

1 Thank 10ringtraveler
Riverside, California
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287 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 341 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Cactus Cantina delivers excellent value. It is a family-oriented place with affordable prices yet service and food quality that made for very good value. My wife and I lived 5 minutes away for 10 years but somehow only "discovered" this place a year ago. Now we're regulars.

1 Thank Andrew H
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Went last night for dinner. Place was packed! Loud and people watching the games with their partners or families. Tried the Filet Medallions with a side of green beans and a side of mashed sweet potatoes. It was ok. I will give this place another chance but not anytime soon. The best thing about this place was the server. She... More 

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

The good is delicious, you never get a bad drink. They have sports playing on screens all around. My daughters and I go about twice a week. I really can't say enough good things about this place. And the staff are very friendly.

Thank Natalie K
Alta Loma, California
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232 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

A visit with the past...time machine ? in 1980s food, 1980s Southwest interior, 1980s drinks and a 1980s "Chair Bar". Interesting but Ho-Hum menu and food. The "Chair Bar" is a real crack-up. C&H

1 Thank ahdiii

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Mexican, Southwestern, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 E Alessandro Blvd, Riverside, CA 92508-6035
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-789-0211

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