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Steel Cactus

$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
5505 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2311
+1 412-709-6444
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Overview
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good40%
  • Average27%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
5505 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2311
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1 - 10 of 106 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We sat on the rooftop deck and enjoyed the vibe and the setting. But, that is where the enjoyment ended. Service was slow and inefficient. Apparently, much of the food is pre-made. We had somebody with a garlic allergy at our table so we asked...More

Thank XUSA_TravelerX
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Had a chicken fahita salad and the chicken was delicious and tender. I would order this again! There were several items on the menu that sounded great.

Thank Beevpa
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Steel Cactus is good spot to go to for Tex-Mex in Shadyside. The taco Tuesday deal of $2.50 for a custom taco is good but the $5 for a margarita is usually not worth it. The yinzerita is a specialty drink not to be missed.

Thank RamblingMariner
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

I went for a late lunch while shopping in Shady Side area. It was a very warm afternoon so the 2nd floor sliding windows opened that added to our experience. I had shrimp tacos they were excellent. Prices and service was good.

Thank SUE S
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Our hotel was in Shadyside and the front desk recommended we check out the restaurants & bars in this area since they were in walking distance. We got there at 8-8:30 and had about a 20 min wait for a table. Sat at the bar...More

Thank countrygirl1157
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Visited Pittsburgh for a second opinion at UPMC. Dr. recommended this place for lunch. What a nice place for Mexican. Everything was very tasty and prices were reasonable. The sopa de pollo was fantastic. The atmosphere was pleasant and the staff friendly. Would definitely visit...More

Thank jennifersH9017BO
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This is very very good for great Mexican food and great atmosphere. Servers were great as well. Very good value.

Thank neilmaria
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We were staying in Shadyside while visiting Pittsburgh, and were directed to Walnut Street for eateries. After canvassing restaurants, we picked Steel Cactus and were rewarded by our choice. Weather was good so the upstairs patio was most appreciated. Service was friendly and efficient. Food...More

Thank Donna T
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped by around 7:30 on a Friday without reservations. It was busy, but we got a table right away. We actually moved to a larger table when a friend joined us. The food and drinks are great. Prices are reasonable and service is very good....More

Thank DoylestownTraveler
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Waiter on roofdeck nose up, unfriendly and not interrested in providing any confort. Margarithas not any good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5505 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2311
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-709-6444
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