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Steel Cactus

$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
5505 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2311
+1 412-709-6444
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good40%
  • Average26%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“taco” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
$$ - $$$
5505 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2311
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Was there for 1st time today and the male and female server went above and beyond to give us their recommendations on our food choices ... Is a nice atmosphere, WONDERFUL service (very pleasant young lady) .. and the food is very good .. thank...More

Thank Sparkygabby6
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

The guacamole tastes like it was manufactured, shipped, frozen, repacked & dumped onto the table. The fish tacos tasted like chicken. The chorizo tasted like it had been dried then attempted to be served as fresh. The staff isn’t much better than the food.

Thank AiyanaAC
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Well, after a rainy day of exploring, we stumble on the Iron Cactus. We now know why they use steel in their name. I had the taco combo - two large pieces of chicken where so tuff, I had to spit them out. So was...More

Thank joanlM4213CD
Reviewed 4 April 2018

I was hoping Steel Cactus would become my new go-to Mexican restaurant in Pittsburgh. It was good, but just didn't leave me with the feeling that I couldn't wait to go back. The menu seemed a bit underwhelming although the food was ok but not...More

Thank pittscott66
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped her for a few drinks. Nice atmosphere, well lit. Speaking to your friends without screaming is always a plus!

Thank Lyndee M
Reviewed 17 October 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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