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The Fat Cactus

47 Durban Road, Cape Town Central 7800, South Africa
+27 21 685 1920
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good45%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chilli poppers” (24 reviews)
“bean soup” (2 reviews)
“tacos” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
47 Durban Road, Cape Town Central 7800, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

About 12 of us recently went to celebrate and catch up at FC. Service outside is really slow - and the tables needed a good clean. We ordered 2 large platters. Food was really below par, tasteless overcooked chicken wings, poppers that tasted as if...More

Thank 235elaine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was nothing outrageously different from this mexican place to the next. My boyfriend enjoyed it a lot more than I did. I ordered a burrito and did not eat it all. The boyfriend had Fajitas and appeared to enjoy them. The boyfriend booked the...More

Thank Lorelieellis
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Awesome evening! Great food! Fantastic vibe! Manager made an effort to accommodate us (7) and will mist certainly be back!! Fabulous service! Live the gingerbread tequila

Thank weenam2016
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This was our first visit and we will for sure go back. The food was awesome, the service was prompt friendly and efficient and the prices were reasonable.

Thank NeilLMaun_Botswana
Reviewed 8 January 2018

As always, the Fat Cactus in Mowbray is a step ahead of all other Mexican style restaurants. Friendly, with it's unmistakable and authentic vibe, it's always a pleasure, because you know what to expect and they never disappoint.

Thank John H
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Coming off the N2 Cpt at Liesbeeck drive and you are surprised to find the hot spot just around the corner. In the hub of a seemingly student neighborhood this place is surely an all-time favorite. Food was fresh, and worth every cent! The environment...More

Thank chantipelser
Reviewed 10 November 2017

A crew of us arrived, delicious jugs of margaritas were ordered, the colored iced beverage did not disappoint. This was not our first visit nor would it be our last...predominantly a vegan group, it is not always easy to find a place that caterers for...More

Thank iamkimwild
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Everytime I come to the fat cactus I have an awsome time. We had a combo platter and boy was it good. Everything was freshly prepared. .....love the chilli poppers. Will definitely recommend this place to anyone for a night out

Thank Trevor D
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

I have no idea who my waitress was, but i can tell you she was awesome. Like absolutely AWESOME. The area outside had these heaters to ensurs the patrons outside are not cold. Additionally they have these buttons you can press when you require service....More

Thank lindanic2015
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Hottest and heartiest chili bean soup and soft cheesy tortillas. Unforgettable strawberry daiquiris...consistently wonderful hospitality and memorable food! Excellent experience all round...one of my favourite spots in Cape Town.

Thank Kamesh F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Durban Road, Cape Town Central 7800, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 685 1920
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