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Cactus Cantina

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
3300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-3808
+1 202-686-7222
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (47 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (32 reviews)
“beans” (12 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-3808
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1 - 10 of 319 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

I came here with some old co-workers for lunch and was very impressed with the quality of the food. The tortilla chips are made fresh and come out hot, crispy, and delicious. The Tacos El Chilango were very fresh, with simple ingredients and flavors. Prices...More

Thank bbb421
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will say the atmosphere offered and Cactus Cantina is lively and fun. Additionally the space is unbelievably. It is like the size a football field so you never have to wait for the table. The food i feel is a bit over priced and...More

Thank Andi Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here several times, and always enjoy the food. This place is HUGE! In the summer there is an outdoor patio. Today I went for lunch with a friend. Tasty food. Prompt service. I'll be back.

Thank TroisChatsLies
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visited Cactus Cantina in 1994. So-so then, and so-so on any of numerous occasions ever since. Recently visited again which actually put me over the top, reminded me of every visit to this place over the course of 23 years, prompting me to share...More

Thank Pathfinder202
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This place has been filled with noisy kids on our few visits, which must be why so many families go there; it's certainly not the food that's attracting them. The menu certainly is large enough, so perhaps we just haven't found the right dishes to...More

Thank WoodsResidents
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We had dinner for 8 with kids and the kids really enjoyed it, particularly the chips and salsa which are not heavy. We had seafood and chicken fajitas... The portions are big, and the food is pretty good. We return very often since it is...More

Thank weekend4fun
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

It was a beautiful warm fall night so sitting outside on their porch was wonderful. Margaritas were nice. Chips and salsa were great. Ordered the fish tacos which were tough and chewy and I would not suggest. However the tortillas were wonderful and fresh. So...More

Thank Kakyak
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

The look of this restaurant drew us in. We saw it months ago when moving our daughter into college. So when returning for parents weekend we made a reservation. When we got there they lost our reservation. We were still to get a table. It...More

Thank Jillbus
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We had a very good dinner sitting on Wisconsin Avenue watching the world go by. For suburbanites it was a real treat. The food was good and a children's meal had generous serving sizes. We will return.

Thank Lynn60726
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Cactus Cantina is a large restaurant in a quiet area of NW DC. Mostly northern Mexican food and a large selection of beers and margaritas. The atmosphere is friendly, relaxed and welcoming. The staff is very efficient and ready to recommend various dishes and drinks....More

Thank AVM2016
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Patty G
22 January 2017|
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Response from nahutb | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea, but corn tortillas are per nature, gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 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
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-3808
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Upper Northwest
  • Neighbourhood: Upper Northwest
  • Phone Number: +1 202-686-7222
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