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El Cactus Bistro and Bar

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Bar, Pub
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3.5km Jalan Pantai, Port Dickson 71000, Malaysia
6463503
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16:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 00:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Food is great, authentic Mexican styled. Cost was slightly high comparatively to Malaysian standards, but the atmosphere was definitely worth it. Service however, was sub-par. They hired young Malaysian boys as waiters, who couldn't speak much English and we had multiple communication breakdowns. They were not very clear of what they were supposed to do, and there was no management... More 

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Thank MarcusLYK
Kata Beach, Thailand
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117 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

A nice place to eat and drink with a varied worldwide menu the food was quite good, also Fridays they have live music which adds to the atmosphere and a good selection of beers, overall very good.

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Thank franktheshoe
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

That's how I describe it. Personally I love the atmosphere, drive right off the road and it's a house. Welcome to the house. Some table on the big outside porch, no doors or walls walk into the house bar. Old and shanty, but that's the charm. Don't expect service, or service, but hey that's the charm! This place needs its... More 

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Thank JamesChanSing
Kuala Lumpur
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57 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The atmosphere is simple and you can have the outdoor and inside bar area. They have a simple cantina effect. The food is Mexican in a Malaysian twist. So, it was a delicious meal and it adds the unique dining in a less than exciting town.

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Thank SCHAVE_R
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Fire the chef or send him to training coz the food served was horrible to the core. Service was equally a shame and might as well served ourselves instead . A small bungalow redone into a restaurant which is really run down with red lights all over looking more like a dirty massage parlor instead. Won't go there even if... More 

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Thank chef_Mahady
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I had the Nachos, they were good. However the ambience and the service needs a serious upgrade. They place has some potential, but it's wasted. It is probably in need to investors who understand how to manage, promote and run F&B outlets.

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Thank Vinod N
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Noting to shout about the food. Service is fine but the price a bit expensive. Some of the dishes might not be available. They do not serve pizza but the sign board at the road showed they are pizza.

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Thank Patrick C
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I was so excited to eat here as it is the go place me and my family would have dinner. But sadly yesterday's dinner was super disappointing. The meals were bland, the only thing that was reasonably nice was the fish and chips. The mocktail Sandy Beach was supposed to taste like mango, instead the milk overwhelmed it. So in... More 

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Thank ShaHannah
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

We went to e restaurant because of good reviews. In e end, all e food were nightmare. We ordered 3 medium well sirloin steak, end up were over well. So rubber. Another set was medium end up also well cooked. Taste were Ave, nothing great. We ordered 2 mushroom soup, it taste similar to hot milk, don't hv mushroom taste... More 

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Thank Ck L
Cyberjaya, Malaysia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Came back after 3 years and my original review still holds. The food was superb and on the cheap side. Somebody here was comparing it to Chili's with same price and worse taste, I can't disagree more. This was refreshing change after my monthly visit to Chili's. Btw the portions are really huge and that's coming from European who eats... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 100
Cuisine
Mexican, Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Monday
16:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 00:00
Thursday
16:00 - 00:00
Friday
16:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3.5km Jalan Pantai, Port Dickson 71000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Negeri Sembilan  >  Port Dickson
  • Phone Number: 6463503

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