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“El Cactus”

El Cactus Bistro and Bar
Ranked #28 of 79 Restaurants in Port Dickson
Price range: US$5 - US$100
Cuisines: Mexican, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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173 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
“El Cactus”
Reviewed 24 February 2012

Serving Mexican cuisine, the prices are reasonable and the food is reasonably good.

Service is rather slow although the staff are quite friendly. On peak seasons, the restaurant can be rather packed during dinner time. They are so understaffed at the kitchen that it may take you almost an hour to get your food. The negative thing about El Cactus is the mosquitoes at night.

Despite the negatives, this is still one of the best restaurants in Port Dickson, at least in terms of food.

Visited January 2012
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English first
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Will give it a pass”
Reviewed 6 February 2012

The visible location, sea view and parking spaces were probably the best things there were here.
We were there for lunch. The wait for food was about 15 mins, quality was just average. We ordered fish & chips, which were just ordinary. Food wasn't of great value.
What actually got us uncomfortable was the flies all over the place! Granted it's located near the beach, but surely the owners can do something about the flies. Cleanliness is definitely an area for improvement.
So just for that, we won't be returning again.

Visited November 2011
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“Only for the curious one”
Reviewed 5 February 2012

Price is pricey compares with other western food, Serving size is pretty small for Asian. Atmosphere is a bit to dark for dining, the server unsure with his own menu.
Nevertheless we enjoy the Nancos!!

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Malaysia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Value for money”
Reviewed 1 January 2012

I did not know about this place until my partner told me. He had goggled it up before our trip. We went there for dinner on our first night and arrived at the place a little after 7pm. There were already several cars there but there was till ample parking.

The atmosphere was nice and relaxing with nice soothing music in the background. We ordered 2 main course and 1 appetizer. I didn't know the portion would be huge, our appetizer arrived it was tacos forgotten the actual name.

It was nice and cheesy *yums* after the appertizer I was already half full, praying that our main was not th at huge. Our main arrived we ordered one tortilla chicken and another was salmon (Ordered fish cause was afraid we wouldn't be able to finish).

The tortilla was nice and it was something different since I've never really had Mexican food before. The place started to get packed by 8.30pm and we were lucky that we came early cause there was little waiting time.

They are short of staff hence service is a bit slow while waiting for them to wait on you. The food was good and the ambience was nice. Would go back again and this time to try their pizza looks good. Total cost for the dinner was RM100 which I think is reasonable.

  • Visited December 2011
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Didn't think the food was good to deserve its high rating. Only average but a change from the local fare”
Reviewed 30 December 2011

Taco's were nice but the steak was terrible.
Somehow, they must have given us the leftover steak.
Burritos and fajitas were average

Visited December 2011
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