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Cactus Cantina

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
3300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-3808
+1 202-686-7222
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (47 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (29 reviews)
“beans” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-3808
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1 - 10 of 311 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very good dinner sitting on Wisconsin Avenue watching the world go by. For suburbanites it was a real treat. The food was good and a children's meal had generous serving sizes. We will return.

Thank Lynn60726
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cactus Cantina is a large restaurant in a quiet area of NW DC. Mostly northern Mexican food and a large selection of beers and margaritas. The atmosphere is friendly, relaxed and welcoming. The staff is very efficient and ready to recommend various dishes and drinks....More

Thank AVM2016
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This would be lunch/dinner #6 at least. See review on Google as well. Including pictures from tonight's dinner. Had the al-a-cart crispy chicken tacos, pinto beans and guacamole. Also ordered was the dinner (3) fish tacos...To drink house margaritas on-the rocks and one blended margarita,...More

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Cactus Cantina is a great place to meet friends on a Friday without all the hoop-la of downtown. Pleanty of seating both indoor and out, great forzen margairitas and homemade torilla chips- you can watch the chips being made! I'm a vegetarian and I always...More

Thank Cyndie C
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Met up with my son and friends taking an Uber straight from the airport. Great service, room for my luggage by the table, and tasty Mexican fare and draft beer. Outside seating much quieter than inside.

Thank Clay W
Reviewed 28 August 2017

They stay packed all the time, but even when you come with a big group, they do a great job of accomodating. The service is great and the margaritas are some of our favorites. I almost always get fajitas and we go at least twice...More

Thank Brent K
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Food is delicious, draught beer flows like rivers, people are joyful, and the food is perfect. RECOMMENDED!

Thank pietro b
Reviewed 20 August 2017

I have been eating at Cactus Cantina for well over a decade and it is my go-to spot for brunch when I am solo and shopping in the area. Today was such a day and the weather was good enough to sit outside, so I...More

Thank Decoamie
Reviewed 14 August 2017

On a busy evening, the food was quick, service good but sad to say all the outdoor seating was taken - even though there were tons. Must be a popular local place.

Thank Wayne R
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This a large popular restaurant which has been expanding [since 1990] to meet customer demands. The food is well prepared and the wait staff are enthusiastic and helpful. Many locals frequent the restaurant. Give it a try--- & you will be glad you did!!

Thank smdoctoroff
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Patty G
22 January 2017|
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Response from nahutb | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea, but corn tortillas are per nature, gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-3808
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Upper Northwest
  • Neighbourhood: Upper Northwest
  • Phone Number: +1 202-686-7222
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