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Cactus Restaurant

2820 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-2788
+1 206-933-6000
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“guacamole” (26 reviews)
“flan” (13 reviews)
“fajitas” (11 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Bar, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2820 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-2788
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was only in town one night and chose Cactus based on reviews. Our party of 5 was sat quickly in a large corner booth and thoroughly enjoyed every part of the meal. Service is outstanding. The flan is a must!

Thank TheWildestHeart
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, good drinks and good staff! That’s all you need. Margaritas are really good, tacos are awesome! Chips are always fresh, sauces are yummy.

Thank Lschlauch
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

This place is the absolute best!!! My husband and I came here for the first time on our trip to Seattle, the food is amazing and fresh, and the staff is SO nice! As soon as you sit down you get warm chips and delicious...More

Thank Noa N
Reviewed September 17, 2018

First time in a true Mexican restaurant, and the food was delicious! Great location, great staff, and excellent ambience - highly recommend a visit!

Thank Gavin B
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We loved the location of this restaurant! Beautiful views of the water and in a nice quaint area. Across the inlet of Seattle’s skyline. Sit on the patio if it’s open! I ordered the Corn & Shrimp Tamale Cakes and they were very tasty but...More

Thank AngieIDAHO
Reviewed September 3, 2018

The other day my wife and I took a long walk along Alki and then went to Cactus for lunch. We have eaten there many times, and every visit reminds us how consistently wonderful it is. We both had the prawn and corn tamale on...More

1  Thank arp206
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Wow, just Wow! Great menu but the flavorful food is what you will talk about. The beach area is nice to view from your table. The food is great! Really nice bar and plenty of specialty drinks. Did I mention about the flavorful food? Go...More

1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere is refreshing. The service is great. The southwestern food is delicious with a varied menu. Fresh, clean, tasty but not overly spiced, the goodness of food is allowed to come through. We have been to this Cactus restaurant multiple times this summer. Whether...More

1  Thank ResponsibleTraveler
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

A little tired of long waits... For a table, fir service, at a table, for another drink... When they get around to you the food and drinks are pretty good and the service friendly. If you don't like waiting, the Mission in Admiral Way is...More

Thank Infinity J
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Sage cocktail was light and refreshing. Mexican corn had a great smokey flavor and the brisket burrito was enough for 3. Follow it all up with a family secret recipe for the best flan imaginable. All so very good. Thank you Maria & Courtney for...More

Thank GwendR
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August 21, 2017|
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Response from Gracie12009 | Reviewed this property |
Parking can be a pain but you should get out under $20 a person!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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