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Cactus Restaurant

#85 of 3,057 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West Seattle
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2820 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-2788
+1 206-933-6000
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Delft, The Netherlands
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our first time at the Alki Beach location, but overall service and food quality were similar to the SLU location. It was a busy day, but we snagged a seat at the bar. Our waiter was attentive, and our food came out in a reasonable amount of time. Cactus has a gluten-free menu with tons of options.

Thank katie554433
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Meh. Not really New Mexican food. I would say it's inspired by New Mexico but far from the delicious flavor. Had a Navajo "torta" which is more like an Indian taco than a torta but not even as good. Not too much flavor and just a lot of bread which felt too dry. Didn't even get the option of red... More 

Thank mirabellaseattle
Olympia, Washington
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352 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had lunch here with wife and daughter. Fun time, with good staff. Great pace to the meal. We had some drinks (excellent) along with enchiladas. There were a few vegetarian options, too. Very tasty meal. This was our first lunch here, having done breakfast/brunches before. Lunch was just as good.

Thank Hal72
Seattle, Washington
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere, great service! Mexican cuisine, which must be authentic. Considering the nice Hispanic family I sat by with their 4 kids, they loved their meal. Underground PARKING very important on busy Alki. A great place for a date and cocktail. Everyone I saw was laughing and having a good time, all ages

Thank Howieboy
Kent, Washington
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750 reviews
390 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Cactus is a great Mexican restaurant. The food has great flavor and texture. There are several very unique and elevated dishes here. The service is prompt and friendly. The decor is comfortable and has a nice southwest feel. The drinks here are also quite good. The spicy mango Chelada is delicious. Cactus is a great choice for Mexican in Alki.

Thank Rehsinup19
Miami Beach, Florida
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Modern Ambiente with a out of Control vent system.Place was drafty .We sat there and our hair stood up from air blowing from vents.Drinks were good but the food was not worth mentioning .Overpriced

Thank Claus305
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I had been wanting to go to Cactus for brunch for quite a while now. I was finally able to go for a late birthday celebration and it was worth the wait! Great food at a great location!

Thank Michelebailey4
Spokane, Washington
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Incredible carne asada!! The Cactus definitely lived up to it's reputation. Great food and drinks, fun atmosphere, and beautiful location. The service was excellent too.

Thank canyouhearjimi
Vancouver, Canada
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92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for Mexican food and real ingredients this is the place. Awesome location on Alki beach in West Seattle. Super friendly serving staff and great decor. Tuna tacos were excellent. Want to return for dinner so we can try the Margaritas.

Thank Andrew H
Jersey Shore
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119 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Family of four with differing palates (including one picky 15 year old) and we enjoyed it so much we went twice in a week. Got to sit outside the second time and enjoy the sunset across the street. Highly recommend.

Thank travelgirl88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?