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Cactus Cafe

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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2160 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-4766
+1 802-253-7770
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Wed 16:30 - 21:30
Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Clinton Township, Michigan
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I said after eating at Frieda's in Stowe a few years ago I vowed I would never eat Mexican in Vermont again, but people said this place was good and we caved and came here as a group one night. I should I have stuck to my guns, because while marginally better than Frieda's (which is now thankfully and rightfully... More 

Thank Jellie26
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Good food and excellent service. Friendly and helpful staff. Both my wife and I enjoyed our dinner and the décor was very nice.

Thank brbenton
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Margaritas were good but they fill the glass to the brim with ice and little juice. you'll go through them quickly. Staff is friendly and attentive. Food was expensive and Bleh. Cant say it was worth the price. For Americanized Mexican it was not good.

Thank Ric L
Saint Albans, Vermont
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

My sister and I were enjoying the beautiful Fall season, and we were dying for Mexican food. Although they did not open until 4:30 PM, that is why I gave them 4 stars. Had they been open earlier, they would have been busy, as it was bumper-to-bumper traffic, 78* and I would have loved to sit out side with a... More 

Thank debvt
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Been going to Cactus Cafe for many years. I've always needed a hotter salsa but this year not only was it without any heat it was seriously lacking in flavor. Needed salt badly. Rest of food was great. Great in house made chips. Drinks okay if you are ordering a mixed drink. I still will return next year.

Thank Saundra A
Liberty, Texas
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We love the Cactus Cafe! The food is amazing, the cafe is quaint, cozy and romantic. The fajitas are unique and amazing.

Thank akershkey
Wilmington, Delaware
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Very nice place. Food was good for Tex-Mex style. A little on the pricey side but it goes with the territory(a ski resort in the off season). One suggestion is don't get the Heady Topper there, they way over charge at $8 a can -highway robbery!

Thank dj4258
The Mountains
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Nice staff. Food was not what we ate used to being Californians...We are used to authentic Mexican food.

Thank Mark L
Alexandria, Virginia
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Service was quick, but can't say if this is the norm since it was off-season and there were only a few customers. Food was good and I had a good view while I ate.

Thank Judy920
Constable, New York
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Great Margaritas , calamari appetizer was very good ,salmon special tasty with Mex flavor --pulled pork enchilada was different not really what expected-- desserts were great --Waitress was great !

Thank Gil P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2160 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-4766
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Stowe
  • Phone Number: +1 802-253-7770

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