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Cactus Flower Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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3425 N 12th Ave, Pensacola, FL 32503-4008
+1 850-432-8100
11:00 - 21:00
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springfield vt
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153 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there April 8 2016, and had a great meal. We had two young children with us and they also had many choices for them. California style. Not the typical greasy Mexican food. We had the Chicken Chimichanga, the Mango shrimp, and some corn chowder. All were served with flair. Restaurant looks meticulously clean throughout. I haven't wanted to... More 

Thank sprung51
Houston, Texas
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food flavor was good. They were out of half of everyday we tried to order.. service was good. We ordered huevos rancheros with scramble eggs. When the waitress brought the meal we reminded her of the scrambled eggs and she took it back to the chef.. who then said the fried eggs were scrambled because they had been mixed before... More 

Thank bethanyrobin
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been in a few months, but this place is still wonderful! Love the atmosphere, love the service, but especially love the food! Just upset I was too late for tamales tonight!

Thank Kelley C
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Our food took forever and when we did get it, it was wrong and not good at all. There was also a leak right beside us.

Thank Elizabeth S
Pensacola, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

I visited Cactus Flower with a friend. The food looked beautiful and tasted wonderful. Nice atmosphere too.

1 Thank mitzieinfl
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

If this is the best in town, go on to next town. Food cold, service slow and indifferent, sick before we even got home, yes accurate sign, California style (subpar).

1 Thank Annamarie M
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Millie has been the General Manager at the 12 ave. Location since they opened. This is a very nice place to have lunch or dinner. All of the Cactus Flowers are great but it is because Millie set the stardard at the Flagship Resturant. I like the Cilantro lime rice and black beans sides. The Mexican salad is excellent. Tacos... More 

Thank Steambotwilly
Fort Worth, Texas
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Well, this was a surprise. As a Texican never in a gazillion years would I have gone to a Mexican/Southwestern/Cali Mex etc. restaurant in Florida. But we piled into the sis and BIL's Beamer and ended up here with them tonight. For starters the salsa is brightly fresh with nice cilantro undercurrents. According to Yelp and even according to the... More 

Thank Dale S
Halstead, Kansas
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451 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We ate here because it was close to the airport and it was dog friendly. (we had an upcoming flight and the person taking us to the airport had their dog with them) The food was fantastic and we will definitely go again.

Thank beth ann k
Pensacola, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Coming from Texas we had many, many, many choices. However, this means we have had opportunity to try many different takes on traditional entrees. That said.... We were greeted in a friendly manner and shown to our table. Nice decor and comfortable. Waitress approached us and again, very friendly and high energy to boot. Let me say now, the service... More 

2 Thank john r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3425 N 12th Ave, Pensacola, FL 32503-4008
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Pensacola
  • Phone Number: +1 850-432-8100

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