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Steel Cactus

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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5505 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2311
+1 412-431-3535
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11:00 - 02:00
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Allegany
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131 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great venue if you want to catch a Penguins game and eat some great Mexican. Service was prompt, polite and a relaxing time.

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Thank wade17
Fort Worth, Texas
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88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here on a Friday night when it was surprisingly warm outside, but it was probably 85 degrees inside the building. The service was okay. The servers were kind, but clearly they needed more help. But the food was average at best. The chicken in most dishes was burnt on the outside and chewy on the inside. The fajitas... More 

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Thank princessebird
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff was friendly enough. The atmosphere is fine. I was really disappointed with the food. The chip were wet with grease. Everyone that had chicken in their meal had burnt chicken. I ordered the enchiladas and don't have anything good to say about them. We had lunch for 4 adults and one kid and it was over $80 plus... More 

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Thank MMC78
Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

We enjoyed our meals. The salsas that we tried were very good. The service was very good. Chicken enchilada was ok. I always enjoy refried beans and they serve black beans. A couple people had the salads that were excellent. I would visit again.

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Thank larrycarol1987
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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219 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

The only reason this is a two and not a one star review is the food was ok. Not the best Mexican you'll have and it's not the worst either. But it's not worth putting up with the service when there are better restaurants in the area and better Mexican restaurants in the city. Would not recommend, would not return.... More 

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Thank PghPanther2014
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

A great selection of homemade salsas, including a grilled pineapple that was really good. The breakfast nachos were covered in toppings with lots of cheese. The breakfast fajita was good, but I expected a little more heat from the chorizo. The chips with the salsa were light and crispy with the correct amount of seasoning.

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Thank Mark G
Southwestern, PA
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74 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Went to Apple Store which is located across the street from the Steel Cactus so I ventured in. The host was friendly, the waitress attentive. I was out of place sitting alone at a table in this bar setting. I think the ala carte menu was pricey for what I got. Charges for chips! Okay I paid for them because... More 

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AmpdGroup, Public Relations Manager at Steel Cactus, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our restaurant! We hope to see you back soon! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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117 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I stopped here for dinner with my brother. Both of our meals were fantastic. The server was awesome, and her drink recommendations were wonderful. A must stop during meal time.

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Thank jdx509
AmpdGroup, Public Relations Manager at Steel Cactus, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our restaurant! We hope to see you back soon! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Seated quickly with friendly staff. Drinks and chips/salsa out quickly as well. Food was quick and spicy. Waitress was very prompt & friendly. Taco salad was good - the avocados were not real fresh & had something like lime juice to keep them from turning. Hubby had tacos - 3 on a order and he recommends them. Overall good place... More 

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Thank you for your review of our restaurant! We hope to see you back soon! More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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274 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

My friends wanted to stop for drinks on a great weather Friday night. Great special if you like Coors light and vodka drinks...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5505 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2311
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-431-3535

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