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Cactus Flower Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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3425 N 12th Ave, Pensacola, FL 32503-4008
+1 850-432-8100
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If this is the best in town, go on to next town. Food cold, service slow and indifferent, sick before we even got home, yes accurate sign, California style (subpar).

Thank Annamarie M
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Millie has been the General Manager at the 12 ave. Location since they opened. This is a very nice place to have lunch or dinner. All of the Cactus Flowers are great but it is because Millie set the stardard at the Flagship Resturant. I like the Cilantro lime rice and black beans sides. The Mexican salad is excellent. Tacos... More 

Thank Steambotwilly
Fort Worth, Texas
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Well, this was a surprise. As a Texican never in a gazillion years would I have gone to a Mexican/Southwestern/Cali Mex etc. restaurant in Florida. But we piled into the sis and BIL's Beamer and ended up here with them tonight. For starters the salsa is brightly fresh with nice cilantro undercurrents. According to Yelp and even according to the... More 

Thank Dale S
Halstead, Kansas
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412 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We ate here because it was close to the airport and it was dog friendly. (we had an upcoming flight and the person taking us to the airport had their dog with them) The food was fantastic and we will definitely go again.

Thank beth ann k
Pensacola, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Coming from Texas we had many, many, many choices. However, this means we have had opportunity to try many different takes on traditional entrees. That said.... We were greeted in a friendly manner and shown to our table. Nice decor and comfortable. Waitress approached us and again, very friendly and high energy to boot. Let me say now, the service... More 

2 Thank john r
Atlanta, Georgia
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54 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I recently found out, it is hard to find a good Mexican restaurant in the Gulf Shores, Perfidy Key area. Who knew. Where we live, there is one on every corner. So,we ordered up the cheese dip. Added jalps, still not a lot of taste and a little too gummie for me. Chips were a little lacking, as well, but... More 

1 Thank susanpopewhitmire
Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Good food. I arrived earlier than the rest of my party. The manager Mike was very nice and made a point to come over and chat and to make sure that I didn't need anything. That personal touch makes a really big impression to me!

Thank Somerville55
Bellbrook, Ohio
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381 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I was recently in Pensacola for a family event. My sister and I selected Cactus Flower for a Friday night dinner, and it will become a regular stop for future visits. The restaurant is easily accessible from the Cordova Mall area. The seating--we chose to sit outdoors--was quick, as was the drink service. The complimentary chips and salsa are delicious,... More 

Thank TJouer
Navarre, Florida
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We went to the Cactus Flower in Navarre, FL for our date night on Thursday evening 20 October 2016 around 5ish. Our server was awesome. The place was very clean and the service was exceptional. I had the chimichanga meal and my honey had the soft shell flour beef tacos. We also ordered the cheese dip with black beans and... More 

1 Thank Deborah A
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Had the combo and EVERYTHING I tried was Awesome!! Definitely come by and try it out!! Seemed to be very busy too which generally suggests good lunch!

Thank TxStyleRed

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3425 N 12th Ave, Pensacola, FL 32503-4008
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Pensacola
  • Phone Number: +1 850-432-8100

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