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Cactus Pear Restaurant

) #185 of 1,656 Restaurants in Cincinnati $$ - $$$ Mexican, , American
3215 Jefferson Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-2216
+1 513-961-7400
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good49%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
10:00 - 23:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, American
$$ - $$$
3215 Jefferson Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-2216
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

Was recommended by my hotel to check this place out and should have steered elsewhere. Beer served in a warm glass, heat was way too high, chips were stale and it had a dingy vibe inside and out. Entree was average and definiteloy would go...More

Thank lbrymer
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a special, privately owned restaurant in the Clifton area. Excellent food and service. It is nice to find a non-chain restaurant where it all comes together. This is not high end, but it is great food for the price.

Thank drdeger
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Some in our party had a yen for queso so we were looking for Mexican. A popular downtown spot was totally booked so we chose this restaurant because it was close to our hotel/UC campus. Very good food, served hot, and very flavorful. Crab cake...More

Thank Ann L
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We had a doctor's appointment nearby and had just gotten a UC Bearcats coupon book in the mail. I flipped through it looking for something close to the office. We went because there was an $8 off coupon and we'd never been. Keep in mind......More

Thank NotPaula
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Not the typical menu for a Mexican place. No ground beef. We were worried but the steak burrito, quesadilla and fajitas were absolutely delicious!! The rice isn't typical either but also good. Slightly sweet finish to it. The roasted tomato salsa took a little getting...More

Thank Amy W
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Our group was looking for a place convenient to US EPA in Cincinnati. Cactus Pear was recommended. They accommodated us with a table in a private area. The food was good - especially enjoyed trying the Queso Blanco as an appetizer. Service was very good...More

Thank Harry S
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Had a pretty good meal at Cactus Pear. We were told to order the fajitas, which we did, and they were quite good. Margaritas were excellent. Cannot speak to anything else on the menu, though. Ambiance was nice and the server was attentive.

Thank jtfman
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We had lunch at the Cactus Pear. The place was not crowded so we had very fast service and the food was done quickly and was good.

Thank Denmars
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I had the cheese enchilada plate. It was okay - in the great average for cheese enchiladas served half a continent from its culinary home. Service was friendly and quick. The margarita was above average (had the "half and half", which mixes frozen and on...More

Thank NCDoc
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Had a blast! Got there before they were actually open, but were immediately seated outside and served drinks. Amazing selection of margaritas and the beer was cold. A hidden gem!

Thank Don M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3215 Jefferson Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-2216
  • Public Transportation: Metro Bus
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Clifton
  • Neighbourhood: Clifton
  • Phone Number: +1 513-961-7400
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