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Cactus Grill & Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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11 Raymond St, Potsdam, NY 13676-1163
+1 315-265-0240
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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67 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent waiter and tasty Margarita. The food arrived too cold and overpriced in my opinion. 12.99 for a quesadilla is too high and did not come with any sides. Nice to have a place like thus in Potsdam area but I would try something different if I came back. Lots of young people and energetic crowd.

Thank schmotz
Potsdam, New York
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

They offer traditional Tex Mex food in a large dining room decorated with paintings done by a local artist. The atmosphere is partyish and often noisy. From Chile Rellenos, Fajitas, to tacos and burritos, you'll find the usual favorites in combinations or separately. Student wait staff works hard and generally provide good service but busy day stress tests them. They... More 

Thank 136GeneK696
Canton, New York
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a restaurant with a bar. You get a big bowl of chips with house made pico de gallo ( I always eat way too much of this before my meal comes). They are only open for supper, no lunch offerings. I always get a chicken quesedilla, big portion. It does get loud during peak times and on weekends... More 

Thank Heather W
Parishville, New York
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109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Never a bad meal....we always order shrimp quesadillas.....they are huge, we usually have left overs for the next day...my daughter recently tried the Baja salad.....it was even bigger than the quesadillas....mucho grande brownie is delicious.....we have also had the Coyote quesadilla.....always a great meal

Thank clarkfourfan
Ottawa, Canada
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114 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

I had made a reservation for a group of 45 approximately 2 weeks in advance and was assured we could be served with enough time to attend another event. The reservation was confirmed closer to the date. We were asked to order from a limited menu to keep things simple. We even adjusted our arrival by 1/2 hr earlier (at... More 

Thank banb
Massena, New York
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218 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here several times over the years. This visit the quality of the food had declined. The appearance of my fajitas was great but it was flavorless. Same thing for the pico. It usually has a distinct flavor but on this night it did have any spices or garlic. Basically cut up tomatoes and onions. The atmosphere has... More 

Thank MatthewJPeacock
Lisbon, New York
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The food is pretty good for a Mexican restaurant in NY. They make good margaritas and have a lot of flavors. It's a good place to go with friends for after work drinks. They have a rooftop area to eat at also.

Thank canseecanada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The corn chips and salsa everyone is provided at the start of the meal seemed to be enough for the actual meal. Serving somewhat authentic Mexican style food, the servings are generous although nothing to write home about. The restaurant makes great use of an older, almost barn or mill type build but the music is too loud and the... More 

Thank lloy0076
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The roof top dining is worth all those stairs. When the weather is right it transports you to a magical place. Food is consistent as is the service. Always an enjoyable meal.

Thank MoodyBluesFan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is definitely a loud college bar. My family was from out of town and we love Mexican so we thought we would give this a try. Were seated on the roof. It was a beautiful night and if you can walk up all the stairs, it's a great place to eat. There were three large groups of 8 or... More 

Thank AnneRedstone

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Raymond St, Potsdam, NY 13676-1163
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  St. Lawrence County  >  Potsdam
  • Phone Number: +1 315-265-0240

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