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Cactus Flower Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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3800 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-2836
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We have eaten here several times over the last few years, and I can honestly say that I have NEVER had bad food, or bad service. This restaurant can best be described as a very nice upscale restaurant, without any pretentions. I think of it more as a "Cali-Mex" style, rather than what most people are used to as "Mexican",... More 

Thank LTorrence
Andalusia, Alabama
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is better than most average Mexican restaurants. Many of the ingredients appear to be fresh. Chimichanga apps are excellent.

Thank Totothedog
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Today was our first time to go to Cactus Flower Cafe. We'd heard mixed reviews but decided to give a try anyway. The food was really good. The chips didn't seem freshly made but they were good, as was the salsa. I had the shredded beef enchiladas verde and it was tasty but not spicy at all. I would have... More 

Thank Jennifer D
Fairhope, Alabama
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped by The Cactus Flower Cafe today for lunch. Although off the beaten path, and in a shopping center, the restaurant had a nice atmosphere. White tablecloths and original art were part of the decor. (Who does THAT in a typical Mexican restaurant?) we were seated quickly by a lovely server who took our drink orders,... More 

Thank 36532local
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We found this Resteraunt last year while on vacation and was looking forward to eating there again. Unfortunately, our experience this year was not good. The food and drinks were only just edible vs. Very good Last year. The margaritas had no tequila and the guacamole was the worst I've ever tasted. The manager swore nothing has changed which we... More 

Thank Traci C
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

This place is a great stop during vacation if wanting Mexican food!! They have amazing service, great setting, and the food is yummy!!! Highly recommend the mahi fish tacos!!! We all loved them!!! Second year to come here and it was same wonderful service as first stop!

Thank Mrs. Alli B
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150 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

As a vegetarian eating "mexican" usually means a cheese enchilada or a cheese quesadilla.. but I was surprised to find fresh ingredients, fresh salsa, vegetarian options,and several Mexican beers on tap at this location. The food was excellent,our server was great to talk to as well as good at his job and all in all this was a surprising fun... More 

1 Thank bjw1953
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

People were so friendly from the minute we walked in! We felt like they really wanted us there. Food was excellent and just the right portion size (big) for our hungry family. I would go there again tomorrow!

Thank Jim D
Birmingham, Alabama
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

My first time at this restaurant was down in Pensacola and I was so happy to see one close to Orange Beach. Worth the drive off of the beach. The food is always fresh and I have always had great service. It definitely is a staple for any future beach trips.

Thank Borden L
Fair Play, SC
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

We loved the food and the atmosphere of this restaurant. The servers were really nice and helpful. We will be back!

Thank dtholbrooks

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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 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3800 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-2836
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Gulf Shores
  • Phone Number: 251-948-4642

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?