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Cactus Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Broadway / Capitol Hill
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
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4220 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112-3237
+1 206-324-4140
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Mon 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Seattle, Washington
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418 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
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 flavor. The kids' casedeas were generous, and the others enjoyed their dishes too. Our server... More 

Thank GoAlong2
Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The food is outstanding as well as the service. People are very friendly. Have eaten here many times, the best of all the Cactus restaurants.

Thank Tom D
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96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is a really good place for families or couples. There is outdoor seating available with heaters and a nice bar area where one can choose to eat also. The food is truly good. It is not Sonoran style which is what I am use to, but I can tell anyone I talk to that this food is seriously good.... More 

Thank Cherill
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived at noon on a Sunday and had a choice of brunch or lunch. I dislike when brunch is the only option on Sunday. All three of us ordered from the seasonal menu. Very creative items that were all excellent. Plus accompanied with great service by our server and the manager. Plus Madison Park is such a fun area.

Thank JanetTJ
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86 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Would be better if the business accepted reservations, or else one has to check in and then wait for a table to open up (10 mins. and 30 mins. on the two occasions I've been here). All dishes that I've tried are good, but don't miss the flan!

Thank Anon00001
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We visit the Madison St. Cactus restaurant regularly. We love the food, atmosphere and overall experience. I had the brisket tacos which are always delicious. The restaurant has a great selection of gluten free options as well.

Thank cbunio
Seattle, Washington
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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Extremely popular, no reservation policy. On a summer weekend, come early or be prepared to wait for twenty to thirty minutes. The wait is worth it.

Thank Madronaguy
San Diego, California
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Had lunch, sat in bar window, good service. Smoked chicken quesadilla was excellent. Because it was our first visit, they served us flan for dessert that was VERY good!

Thank LuvTOtravel06560
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I go for a getaway weekend in Seattle every fall. We found this place on a GF app and it was more then worth the visit. We were driving through on our way back from Bellingham and went more then out of our way to stop here for dinner. Once again it was incredible. It's a little... More 

Thank Tmelville33

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?