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Cactus Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Bar, Pub, Southwestern
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151 E Alessandro Blvd, Riverside, CA 92508-6035
+1 951-789-0211
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Alta Loma, California
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252 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We were early 10:20 even though they don't open until 11AM Richie welcomed us to the bar (still a 1970's chair bar type set up) and took our drink and food order with pleasure ! As the time for us to get on the road the "regulars" were arriving for the lunch session (and probably their whole afternoon !) He... More 

Thank ahdiii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Love this place great Mexican food and the best margaritas in town . Service good too we go there frequently and will continue to do so

Thank Laura S
Alpine, California
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197 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

We thought this place looked like a good lunch stop. It wasn't very crowded so we were seated immediately. The hostess was very nice and outgoing. She got our drink order as soon as we sat down. They were delivered quickly and our food order taken. The food was pretty good, definitely large portions. You will not leave there hungry!... More 

1 Thank 10ringtraveler
Riverside, California
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286 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 336 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Cactus Cantina delivers excellent value. It is a family-oriented place with affordable prices yet service and food quality that made for very good value. My wife and I lived 5 minutes away for 10 years but somehow only "discovered" this place a year ago. Now we're regulars.

1 Thank Andrew H
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Went last night for dinner. Place was packed! Loud and people watching the games with their partners or families. Tried the Filet Medallions with a side of green beans and a side of mashed sweet potatoes. It was ok. I will give this place another chance but not anytime soon. The best thing about this place was the server. She... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

The good is delicious, you never get a bad drink. They have sports playing on screens all around. My daughters and I go about twice a week. I really can't say enough good things about this place. And the staff are very friendly.

Thank Natalie K
Alta Loma, California
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252 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

A visit with the past...time machine ? in 1980s food, 1980s Southwest interior, 1980s drinks and a 1980s "Chair Bar". Interesting but Ho-Hum menu and food. The "Chair Bar" is a real crack-up. C&H

Thank ahdiii
San Bernardino, California
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95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015

I crave these fajitas. Chicken or steak are so very tasty. Great prices too. I've been here many times and the food is great every time.

Thank Joyce S
Moreno Valley, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2015

We have had a couple of very good meals at Cactus Cantina. The prices are an incredible value for how good the food is. I have gotten the shrimp skewers and the shrimp fajitas and both were amazing! I wasn't a fan of the whipped sweet potatoes, but the grilled vegetables were good. My boyfriend has ordered the wet burrito... More 

Thank Teresa W
Southern California
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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2014

I had never been here before but I drive by it all the time on my way to somewhere else. Friends invited us to Sunday Brunch and what a great surprise. Wonderful service, great Bloody Mary's and just great food. It appears to be a local hangout as it seems everyone knows some one. I will return for brunch and... More 

Thank dunven

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Bar, Pub, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 E Alessandro Blvd, Riverside, CA 92508-6035
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-789-0211

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