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The Prickly Cactus

72 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6334 0584
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“fajitas” (23 reviews)
“churros” (5 reviews)
“beans” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
72 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Warm welcome greeted us. Tables well spaced. Service excellent for a busy Saturday night. Staff friendly & approachable. Menu extensive. Prices reasonable. The drinks menu has everyone catered for. Food was tasty and the wait was not long. Overall a great dining experience.

Thank Sharyn P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic dinner choice whilst in Launceston. Massive servings, everything completely fresh and delicious, friendly and attentive staff, great cocktails. Highly recommend

Thank Annette G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visiting from Ireland liked the look of this place and were not disappointed. The service was very friendly and efficient. The food (chicken fajitas and Beef Burritos) were both excellent and the nachos we started with were devoured by us they...More

Thank Ronoc63
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

This is an old favourite whenever we are in Launceston and it again it's lived up to it's usual fantastic expectations. Delicious food, great service.

1  Thank sparkles5155
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Tired and hungry - we wondered where to eat on a cold night when the lights and sign of the prickly cactus shined like a beacon through the gloomy street - Mexican - perfect! We walked in, it was packed, we didn’t have a booking...More

1  Thank kbill09
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Always great service and quickly bought out. If there is a delay, an apology is always given. Lovely food, large selection of drinks including fishbowls and a fantastic atmosphere!

1  Thank Liz K
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

The only thing that topped the chicky chicky chicky chicken chimichanga was the 9 day hike across table mountain and the all night sambooka power session fueled by Canadian and British magnificence. Mode bar is whack. Don’t do it to yourself.

3  Thank L3868ZFinfo
Reviewed 3 June 2018

A must visit when in Launceston, centrally located....Great selection of meals and very Tasty 😊 Also very yummy drinks 🍹

1  Thank Neen H
Reviewed 29 May 2018

The only positive was the waiting staff. Worst Mexican food and drinks we have ever had. The meals were very bland and if we hadn't ordered extra jalapenos then there wouldn't been any flavour at all. I had the beef enchilada which was tasteless and...More

Thank Vburela
Reviewed 7 May 2018

This is my third time back in 10 or so years and I just love the food here. This time around I had the beef enchilada dish which was massive. Very tasty and flavoursome. Food was great, staff were great, everything was great. Will return...More

Thank Mario M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 am - 6:00 am
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6334 0584
03 6334 0584
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