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Cactus Restaurant

2820 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-2788
+1 206-933-6000
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good35%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“guacamole” (22 reviews)
“fajitas” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2820 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-2788
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cactus Restaurant on Alki is a favorite spot for dinner, drinks or both. The food is very good, the service is pleasant (if they're really busy it can be a bit slow). I really enjoy being there around sunset and the views are great.

Thank Alec D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe not the most authentic of Mexican, this chain, has a nice decor, good waitstaff and is never disappoints. I like it best in the summer, when we can sit outside.

Thank syncomm1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was my husband's birthday and I wanted to take him to a new restaurant. We drove up Alki along the beach and saw this glass enclosed restaurant with a view of the ocean and decided to try it. Street parking can be difficult but...More

Thank debandharry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friends told me about the good food served here. Yes, the food is good (not great, but good), however the service was slow and the wait staff barely came back around to fill our water glasses. We even ordered more drinks from the bar and...More

Thank m m
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

LOVE Cactus! Chips, Salsa, guacamole is a must have! I also recommend the brisket chimichanga... delicious! Steak fajitas are also really good! For a Mexican restaurant, their margaritas are a little lacking, but they’re not terrible. The food is what you go for, not the...More

Thank Bridget H
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Was in Seattle for one night before a cross wit my Mom. This restaurant was within walking distance to our hotel. Very nicely decorated and our server was super friendly. Because I live in Asia, they had me at “Mexican food.” Our dinner was delish...More

Thank Shelli N
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Went to Cactus on a Tuesday for Happy Hour. Arrived about 5PM and was able to secure a table rather than sitting at the bar. I noticed that some of the tables were not bussed, and service seemed to be slow. This was unusual for...More

Thank Bet711
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped by on a sunny afternoon for happy hour. Quick service, laid back vibe and good food across the street from the beach. What more could you ask for?

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Recently in the area and tried this restaurant. We walked down the street and this place was full, which always tells me something. I was very happy and the food was delicious. They do not have "traditional" items such as a taco salad, this is...More

Thank MoonHunter960
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We went for dinner, and the food was great. It's a fun place, lots of activity. Not a good place if you want to nap! : )

Thank CathyTruelove
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Bobbie V
21 August 2017|
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Response from Lori M | Reviewed this property |
Parking can be tough on Alki but October is the low season. They do have a small underground parking garage that is fine for small or averaged size cars. Pricing is probably $18-$25 per person depending on if you order... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2820 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-2788
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > West Seattle
  • Neighbourhood: West Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-933-6000
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