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767 Kailua Rd Ste 106, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2842
+1 808-261-1000
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“empanadas” (18 reviews)
“guacamole” (15 reviews)
“clambake” (6 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:30All hours
Latin, Mexican, Spanish, Chilean, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
767 Kailua Rd Ste 106, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2842
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Stopped with family for lunch. Fabulous chips and salsa to start. The tacos were amazing. Great portion size. Gluten Free options plus a great hamburger for the kids! Drinks were very good as well. Husband's torta was huge and amazing! Recommend the tacos, torta and...More

Thank Chicago_Gal_UK
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped into this local restaurant and was really pleased with all our food. We got the empanadas appetizer, bread with jelly, and the duck carnitas entree which was delicious. I also enjoyed a smoked pineapple mojito, which was quite good! My one tip is the...More

Thank isableski
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Make sure you make a reservation, especially on the weekends because it gets full. We had to sit at the bar, which was fine for two people, but if we had more people, it would have been a problem. This is the closest thing to...More

Thank travelingteacher808
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

The melted cheese appetizer with home made chorizo was delicious. I also enjoyed my pork carnitas empanadas. The sangria was average. Very nice staff and they were very attentive. We were sitting outside and it smelled of sewage.

Thank michelle w
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We had read good things about Cactus, so endeavoured to try it out on our recent stay in Kailua. It was a busy night due to the fact that they had some Cinco de Mayo celebrations on that weekend, not that we could really tell...More

Thank TheForrestGump
Reviewed 1 May 2017

In the mood for something other than American fare or our usual Vietnamese restaurant, my family and I ate here to sample their Cuban-Peruvian-Latin fusion cuisine. We all ordered different plates so that we could sample them. I love duck, pork belly and pineapple –...More

Thank ZayneZ
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The staff was friendly but not exactly attentive perhaps too busy indoors to take care of the outdoor seating. The menu ideas are grand but the execution very poor! Was unsure of items to order so I got suggestions from the staff, not only did...More

Thank Erin R
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I enjoy eating here especially at happy hour as the menu is quite overpriced at other times. I love the squash and goat chews croquettes however I was totally horrified to be given useless short straws in my cocktail as well a styrofoam to go...More

Thank beanbaus
Management response:Responded 9 May 2017

Thank you for your feedback! We were certified by Surfrider in July last year and we continue to look for improvements and opportunities to meet the platinum status. We finally located some straws made from tapioca, wheat, potato and non-GMO corn. They are on order...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for dinner, food was average, they forgot my wife's drink, I asked for no cheese and guess what ?? I got cheese so they had to remake mine whilst everyone else ate. Anyway we won't return unless we have to.

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 9 April 2017

If you're looking for an overpriced menu, slow service, and below average food.......this is the place. Recommend another option while in Kailua. We have visited this place twice, hoping our first experience was just a bad night. Nope. What's worse, we were invited by a...More

Thank EJPenn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 767 Kailua Rd Ste 106, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2842
    (Hamakua Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Bus 57
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: +1 808-261-1000
  • E-mail
Cactus is "a celebration of the cuisines of the new Americas with Aloha," transporting the flavors, culinary traditions and techniques from Central and South America as well as Cuba, Puerto Rico and Mexico.Offering the cuisines of the sun, land and sea, Cactus menu selections focuses on:•Local produce from the islands•Shinsato Farms pork from Kahalu’u•Kulana and Kuahiwi beef, veal, wild boar from the Big Island•Sustainably caught or farmed seafood from the island chainDrop-in or reserve a table in our casual, convivial environment with warm, engaging, professional service.
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