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Steel Cactus

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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5505 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2311
+1 412-431-3535
11:00 - 02:00
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have a the chorizo queso as an appetizer which was amazing. Their chips are definitely homemade. I then had the chicken tacos with candied pancetta. They were delicious. My boyfriend had the chicken enchiladas and he enjoyed them as well. I highly recommend the Mojitos. They were perfect. Just enough sweetness with out going over the top. We sat... More 

Thank adelehaynes729
Singapore, Singapore
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150 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

mexican food here was average the 2 times i was there, but the service was consistently friendly and prompt

2 Thank geraldchan
East Lansing, Michigan
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of four ate here while on vacation. The fresh guacamole was good, although almost too big of a serving. We all had variations of the taco plates and thought they were delicious. Our server was attentive and we enjoyed our meal.

Thank MSUmom92
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133 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Great venue if you want to catch a Penguins game and eat some great Mexican. Service was prompt, polite and a relaxing time.

Thank wade17
Fort Worth, Texas
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88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We went here on a Friday night when it was surprisingly warm outside, but it was probably 85 degrees inside the building. The service was okay. The servers were kind, but clearly they needed more help. But the food was average at best. The chicken in most dishes was burnt on the outside and chewy on the inside. The fajitas... More 

Thank princessebird
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The staff was friendly enough. The atmosphere is fine. I was really disappointed with the food. The chip were wet with grease. Everyone that had chicken in their meal had burnt chicken. I ordered the enchiladas and don't have anything good to say about them. We had lunch for 4 adults and one kid and it was over $80 plus... More 

Thank MMC78
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We enjoyed our meals. The salsas that we tried were very good. The service was very good. Chicken enchilada was ok. I always enjoy refried beans and they serve black beans. A couple people had the salads that were excellent. I would visit again.

Thank larrycarol1987
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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230 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The only reason this is a two and not a one star review is the food was ok. Not the best Mexican you'll have and it's not the worst either. But it's not worth putting up with the service when there are better restaurants in the area and better Mexican restaurants in the city. Would not recommend, would not return.... More 

Thank PghPanther2014
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

A great selection of homemade salsas, including a grilled pineapple that was really good. The breakfast nachos were covered in toppings with lots of cheese. The breakfast fajita was good, but I expected a little more heat from the chorizo. The chips with the salsa were light and crispy with the correct amount of seasoning.

Thank Mark G
Southwestern, PA
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74 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Went to Apple Store which is located across the street from the Steel Cactus so I ventured in. The host was friendly, the waitress attentive. I was out of place sitting alone at a table in this bar setting. I think the ala carte menu was pricey for what I got. Charges for chips! Okay I paid for them because... More 

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Thank you for your review of our restaurant! We hope to see you back soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5505 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2311
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-431-3535

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