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The Prickly Cactus

72 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6334 0584
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“fajitas” (20 reviews)
“churros” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
72 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was excellent from minute we walked in the door. Meals were quick & lovely & reasonably priced.

Thank Jean H
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch with my husband. Had the chicken strips with trio of dips and chicken parmy, all beautifully seasoned with spices. Lovely spot for lunch and friendly staff.

Thank KyleRazza12
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This restaurant serves good Mexican food and the service is very good. The people are friendly and the service was quite fast. I have eaten there a few times now and have not been disappointed.

Thank Ray T
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We had lunch at the prickly cactus we started with a 3some haha yes it is called that. Corn chips and 3 dips i was able to take the left overs home. Tooo big when we had our main meal coming. We both had the...More

Thank Phillip T
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Better than we were told it would be by a local. Impressed with the heat on the dish I had which did not throw me from eating it. Friendly staff , fast service. Family friendly and accommodating of dietary requirements.

Thank Doug P
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Very enjoyable meal with a large group. A highlight was the service, very friendly and attentive, particularly considering the number of diners. I am no expert on Mexican food, and the meals were tasty and generous servings.

Thank Duncan G
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

A night out for Mexican resulted in a great feast for all. The Prickly Pairs is a generously served spare ribs topped with a great sauce and seared prawns, which is a must for anyone who enjoys a good feed! Also the Cactus Wrap was...More

Thank Damo H
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I love prickly cactus. The Mexican food is devine and they cater so well for vegetarians. Its just a great place to eat and hang out.

Thank Kathryn H
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We can't fault the service by friendly staff, but the meals were not very appetizing. The fajitas were brought out on a sizzle plate which caused the meat and veggies to be burnt. Even the rice had a burnt taste. Disappointing. Won't be back in...More

1  Thank Davinia H
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Welcomed straight away and seated by attentive staff. The food was reallly tasty and well presented. My husband who does not normally eat Mexican really enjoyed his meal. The highlight was the churro with ice cream and kahlua sauce. Delicious!

Thank Jan F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6334 0584
  • E-mail
03 6334 0584
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