We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Original Cactus Grille - CLOSED

800 Allens Ave, Providence, RI 02905-5425
+1 401-941-0004
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent11%
  • Very good22%
  • Average0%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible56%
12 Jun 2013
“Don't bother!”
30 Apr 2013
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
800 Allens Ave, Providence, RI 02905-5425
All Details
Reviews (9)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Reviewed 12 June 2013

This was the worst restaurant I have been too EVER!!!! The hostess sat us, there were three other people in the restaurant. We waited for thirty minutes and went over and asked her if there was a waitress, she said she completely forgot about us...More

1  Thank gailyee
Reviewed 30 April 2013

I guess you could say--"one and done"--that's all it took for me. Food was just awful and the restaurant was in dire need of a good cleaning and new paint. Stay away from the Ladies restroom---even dirtier. I wouldn't even recomend this place to my...More

1  Thank stargal1
Reviewed 8 March 2013

We went there the other night and there must have only been 2 waitstaff total, plus a new cook, so keep that in mind. It took so long to get any service, and when the food came it was a literal joke. A mexican salad,...More

1  Thank alissamgraham
Reviewed 15 March 2012

We found this restaurant to be a pleasant surprise. With quality food and drinks,but not high prices. The waitstaff was quite helpful with suggestions on drinks, apptizers, and dinners. Every night they have a specal sheet with some great choices. We tried the crab stuffed...More

Thank bkpoud2
Reviewed 11 December 2009

Cactus Grille used to be good when it was near Providence Children's Museum. Now, it is just bland. The food was tasteless, the restaurant was dirty, and the service was average (meaning as bad as usual around Providence). There seems to be no good Mexican...More

1  Thank jccarter
Reviewed 22 September 2009

I met friends at the bar in the Cactus Grill where we had a margarita each. The drinks were great & the bartender even let us sample some other flavors (watermellon). After our drinks, we all went in to the restaurant area to eat, The...More

Thank nigel50
Reviewed 12 July 2009

Went to this restaurant tonight. At first glance, it looked a bit like a dive, but thought we'd give it a shot. We should have gone with our first instinct. The longer we sat in the booth, the more I could see that the place...More

1  Thank Pat A
A TripAdvisor Member
Cranston, RI
Reviewed 13 May 2006

I have eaten at the Cactus Grille many times and have always enjoyed the food and friendly staff. Its not fine dining, but very few places that claim to be upscale are clearly lacking in many areas. This place is laid back and welcoming with...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
A TripAdvisor Member
No. Providence, R.I.
Reviewed 2 May 2006

Take note. A tip is included for parties of six or more and your wait person may forget to tell you. We recently visited the "empty" Catcus Grille on a Saturday night. After dinner, we received our bill and left a tip based on the...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Nearby HotelsSee all 13 hotels in Providence
Hilton Garden Inn Providence
309 reviews
2.90 km away
Hotel Providence
1,237 reviews
3.56 km away
Hampton Inn & Suites Providence Downtown
1,106 reviews
3.59 km away
The Dean Hotel
1,001 reviews
3.71 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Brass Monkey
10 reviews
.02 km away
The Barstow
5 reviews
.00 km away
The What Cheer Tavern
5 reviews
.22 km away
Nearby Attractions
Roger Williams Park Zoo
975 reviews
1.50 km away
Cranston Public Library, William Hall Library
8 reviews
1.91 km away
Roger Williams Park
243 reviews
2.55 km away
Providence Children's Museum
178 reviews
2.80 km away
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Average prices
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Allens Ave, Providence, RI 02905-5425
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence
  • Phone Number: +1 401-941-0004
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing