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The Pickled Cactus Mexican Restaurant

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Shop 44 33 Hollywell Rd | 610 Oxley Drive, Biggera Waters, Gold Coast, Queensland 4216, Australia
+61 7 5537 3636
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the old venue, the new one much bigger and better. Food was great, some staff (well one of the staff) was rude and obviously doesn't like her job, we were waiting to order and she looked at us about 10 times, finally the bartender had to come out to take our order. After that everything was great, menu has... More 

Thank Lindsay W
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Pickled Cactus used to be our favourite mexican restaurant for years so we always looked forward to going. Having been away from Australia for almost two years we had often looked forward to having our favourite mexicam meal upon our return. The new premesis dont offer quite the same atmosphere as we enjoyed previously, but the staff and service was... More 

Thank Matt C
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Such a wonderful night out. The food was amazing! Loved everything we had & ate every last bite! The staff were incredible. Very friendly, attentive & helpful. We will be back!

Thank goodkyli
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is our favourite Mexican food.. prob not as good atmosphere since they moved, with the concrete floor not helping.. however the food is as incredible as ever.. have to recommend the Chimichanga with added spice.. what a meal!!! Kids had nachos and burritos and they were exceptional as well.. service was def with a smile... Highly recommend

Thank Wayne S
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Great service and wonderful atmosphere. The food is good; mexican is mexican :) Haven't been to the new location as yet, i sure hope they've been able to hang onto the wonderful atmosphere

Thank chickeneck
Gold Coast
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

First time there. Really enjoyable. The food was delicious, the service friendly and efficient. Nice to be able to go and chat without having to yell at each other. Relaxed atmosphere and family friendly. Looking forward to going back.

Thank Ham75
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

A westernised high sugar version of traditional Mexican with black and gold corn chips. Not my idea of real Mexican.

Thank DFK2014
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Used to be a favourite restaurant at old location but new location is disjointed, noisey and lacks atmosphere. Food was ok but could not talk to each other due to groups of small children screaming and running around tables. Will not be returning.

2 Thank Coral H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The menu is great, food is awesome , and staff are lovely. Would not hesitate this restaurant and I am very fussy. Love the decore too, cant wait to visit again,

Thank auspal
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I called into this place and wasnt sure if it was licensed so I graabed a 6 pack form the shop 3 doors down and took it into the place was promptly told no BYO drinks and they will get fined if the police come and see beer on the table, like the police are waiting around the corner ready... More 

1 Thank James H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 44 33 Hollywell Rd | 610 Oxley Drive, Biggera Waters, Gold Coast, Queensland 4216, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Biggera Waters
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5537 3636
Combining both Tex Mex and Mod Mex, fresh and tasty food, great staff and great ambience, a place for a family gathering, parties, a romantic night out, or a catch up with friends. Just let us know what the special occasion and we will do our best to ensure your night is special. New menu out now

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