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Cactus Restaurant

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
4220 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112-3237
+1 206-324-4140
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 27 min
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
4220 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112-3237
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Reviewed 21 December 2014

Worth going for the Mexican decorations alone! This restaurant is not hesitant to emphasize flavour. Excellent food, beautifully served. Large helpings of guacamole & salsa dips while waiting for the main food. Large drinks. Great coffee. Mexican food is not one of my favorites, but...More

Thank Nauplion
Reviewed 1 December 2014

When I walked into the restaurant there was an overwhelming smell of body odor. The taste of the chips and salsa were above average, however there were few unbroken tortilla chips in a bowl full of crumbs. The Menu consisted of few different plates; all...More

Thank taster_11
Reviewed 21 September 2014

Grabbed dinner after an afternoon at the beach at nearby Madison Park. Great Mexican fare and truly the best Salsa ever! Casual atmosphere with very friendly staff. Would recommend!!

Thank HipBowz
Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

Great Mexican food! Had the shrimp fajitas and the guacamole. Like how they included the beans and rice onto the skillet with the shrimp. Good atmosphere especially for the little ones. Most of all thanks for not gouging us for the kids menu. So sick...More

Thank mghtycthul
Reviewed 11 August 2014

This is a great place to meet friends and neighbors in a section of town that is a bit of the beaten track. Right on the small strip of neighborhood commercial shops this place offers up a decent sized bar and seating area. The margaritas...More

1  Thank Mitch_K2012
Reviewed 23 July 2014

It was Sunday in Seattle and several restaurants had long lines so we tried Cactus since they could seat us immediately.We were pleasantly surprised. The food was great. Many interesting recipes. Everything was flavorful but spiced just right. And they were very accomodating of our...More

Thank Sander F
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Interesting and fun menu; clever and creative with plenty of tasty choices (and noisy enough that you can bring the fam'). Happening place; you nearly always have to wait but the buzzers enable you to walk around while you wait. Save room for their fab...More

Thank ncarol
Reviewed 10 July 2014

A great place for Chili Relleno and Green Enchiladas. The margarita's are also excellent. I never have any room left for desert.

Thank Alec D
Reviewed 21 June 2014

The wait was worth it on a Friday night! Service was prompt and professional. Fajitas came in sizzling individual frypans. The chimichanga was a folded heavy pastry, but it was stuffed with beef brisket that was medium spicy that was superb. The fried ice cream...More

Thank m71fland
Reviewed 15 June 2014

The Good reviews are wrong!!!!!! Ordered the guar, which was good. The salsa was also good. However, I came with a party of 4 and no one finished there food. I got the fajitas, which were disgusting and only had, literally 3 tiny pieces of...More

Thank mazique1
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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