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The Fat Cactus

47 Durban Road, Cape Town Central 7800, South Africa
+27 21 685 1920
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good45%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chilli poppers” (21 reviews)
“bean soup” (2 reviews)
“tortillas” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
47 Durban Road, Cape Town Central 7800, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

As always, the Fat Cactus in Mowbray is a step ahead of all other Mexican style restaurants. Friendly, with it's unmistakable and authentic vibe, it's always a pleasure, because you know what to expect and they never disappoint.

Thank John H
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Coming off the N2 Cpt at Liesbeeck drive and you are surprised to find the hot spot just around the corner. In the hub of a seemingly student neighborhood this place is surely an all-time favorite. Food was fresh, and worth every cent! The environment...More

Thank chantipelser
Reviewed 9 November 2017

A crew of us arrived, delicious jugs of margaritas were ordered, the colored iced beverage did not disappoint. This was not our first visit nor would it be our last...predominantly a vegan group, it is not always easy to find a place that caterers for...More

Thank iamkimwild
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Everytime I come to the fat cactus I have an awsome time. We had a combo platter and boy was it good. Everything was freshly prepared. .....love the chilli poppers. Will definitely recommend this place to anyone for a night out

Thank Trevor D
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

I have no idea who my waitress was, but i can tell you she was awesome. Like absolutely AWESOME. The area outside had these heaters to ensurs the patrons outside are not cold. Additionally they have these buttons you can press when you require service....More

Thank lindanic2015
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Hottest and heartiest chili bean soup and soft cheesy tortillas. Unforgettable strawberry daiquiris...consistently wonderful hospitality and memorable food! Excellent experience all round...one of my favourite spots in Cape Town.

Thank Kamesh F
Reviewed 7 August 2017

as good or better than Southern California! We know Mexican and the food quality is great and good drinks

Thank lmwg101
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I was invited to join a friend's birthday celebrations at The Fat Cactus the past Saturday evening and boy did we have fun! Seated outside in the chilly winter evening went unnoticed as we were provided with gas heaters and a wind shield covering the...More

Thank Tasada
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

I come here quite frequently - especially in winter as it is warm and cozy inside. I love the food here - especially the jalapeño poppers and the nachos. Try the 'Iceberg' - super interesting combination of beer and margarita. The only complaint I have...More

Thank RobsQM
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This vibey spot is off the hook. The food is fantastic and the service amazing. The frozen Margarita jugs are THE BEST! We mixed up the Strawberry and Lime flavours - mmmm delicious. I had the Greek Lamb Tacos and my husband had the pulled...More

Thank Nicolene J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Durban Road, Cape Town Central 7800, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 685 1920
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