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Cactus Restaurant

#306 of 3,153 Restaurants in Seattle}
$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
4220 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112-3237
+1 206-324-4140
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“flan” (8 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
4220 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112-3237
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I find this one of the best Mexican restaurants around. It is located right by the Madison beach. There is an outdoor seating available. The restaurant is always busy and lively. The food is good.

Thank Anshika S
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The steak salad at Cactus is outstanding. The meat is excellent, cooked to my preference and there is a good amount of it. The restaurant was willing to customize my order, including substituting a different style of onions to meet my dietary needs. Nice atmosphere-...More

Thank seattlefoodlover2016
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We were told this was one of the best Mexican restaurants in the area and we concur with that belief. Small, intimate, good service and excellent food make a very pleasant experience. Basics like the salsa were superb but the dish that took our breath...More

Thank CAHA
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We went there with kids and the decor took our breath away. The food came quickly and the waiter was very friendly and helpful. The food was totally outstanding. Afterwards the kids plates could be taken away and turned into frisbees. So very clever and...More

Thank honiball
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We were a group of about 20 people (including 2 in wheelchairs) and they easily accommodated us. They were very friendly and the food was much better than I expected (Seattle might not be the first place you think of for Tex-Mex). We did need...More

Thank RazorbackWARD
Reviewed 6 August 2017

to great salad options; fair salsa; great service; but wouldn't go back twice due to the food; no one in our party of 6 were "wow'd"; too many other great options in the city to go here

Thank LLD2215
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

This place has the best nacho dish I have ever had. The ingredients were fresh and toppings they chose to put on it were perfect. It was on a griddle and that helped keep everything warm and melted. The drinks that we had were also...More

Thank Spairmebs
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Absolutely incredible food. Unfortunately, the service detracted from the overall experience. We ate here for brunch and the food was amazing. I ordered the Cactus Benedict. Scrumptious. Server was very nice but inattentive. He never checked on us or warmed up our coffee once. Plus,...More

Thank marie b
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely place for the family to gather. Great food and enough selection for the Vegan & non spicy grands. Service was gracious & prompt.

Thank Laurie H
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We met friends for dinner here on a weeknight. This place has great food and great service and is always busy. The menu has a wide selection of Mexican inspired food with a modern twist. My Sonoran Spa Chicken was super tender and full of...More

Thank GoAlong2
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Darla W
9 January 2017|
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Response from LuvTOtravel06560 | Reviewed this property |
I havent had New Mexican cuisine so I can't say. But Tmelville is correct, it's not traditional but a nice flare to it. Hope you give it a try.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4220 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112-3237
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Broadway / Capitol Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 206-324-4140
Since 1990 we have been offering Seattle innovative Southwestern, Mexican and Spanish cuisine from our humble Madison Park restaurant, Cactus. Home to Seattle’s first tapas bar, we continue to innovate with seasonal menus, nightly specials and fresh cocktails.
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