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767 Kailua Rd Ste 106, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2842
+1 808-261-1000
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“empanadas” (18 reviews)
“guacamole” (15 reviews)
“clambake” (6 reviews)
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Latin, Mexican, Spanish, Chilean, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
767 Kailua Rd Ste 106, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2842
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On my first visit (lunch) we had the seafood "mixto" ($18) on one small corn tortilla with a great lime dressing. The dressing and tortilla were the only good thing about it. The serving was small for $18 and the seafood was chunked too small...More

1  Thank ShariCat1313
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the place! It was recommended by a co-worker so I took my sister and my friend to have brunch for my birthday. I loved the chorizo and the tostones were excellent. My friend loved her pork tacos and we all enjoyed the guava...More

Thank Adriana P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So I finally decided to write a review after about 5 visits. The first time it had just opened and the server sat us outside by the road and then forgot about us. But, like I said, they had just opened. Can't remember what we...More

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Stopped with family for lunch. Fabulous chips and salsa to start. The tacos were amazing. Great portion size. Gluten Free options plus a great hamburger for the kids! Drinks were very good as well. Husband's torta was huge and amazing! Recommend the tacos, torta and...More

Thank Chicago_Gal_UK
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped into this local restaurant and was really pleased with all our food. We got the empanadas appetizer, bread with jelly, and the duck carnitas entree which was delicious. I also enjoyed a smoked pineapple mojito, which was quite good! My one tip is the...More

Thank isableski
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Make sure you make a reservation, especially on the weekends because it gets full. We had to sit at the bar, which was fine for two people, but if we had more people, it would have been a problem. This is the closest thing to...More

Thank travelingteacher808
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

The melted cheese appetizer with home made chorizo was delicious. I also enjoyed my pork carnitas empanadas. The sangria was average. Very nice staff and they were very attentive. We were sitting outside and it smelled of sewage.

Thank michelle w
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We had read good things about Cactus, so endeavoured to try it out on our recent stay in Kailua. It was a busy night due to the fact that they had some Cinco de Mayo celebrations on that weekend, not that we could really tell...More

Thank TheForrestGump
Reviewed 2 May 2017

In the mood for something other than American fare or our usual Vietnamese restaurant, my family and I ate here to sample their Cuban-Peruvian-Latin fusion cuisine. We all ordered different plates so that we could sample them. I love duck, pork belly and pineapple –...More

Thank ZayneZ
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The staff was friendly but not exactly attentive perhaps too busy indoors to take care of the outdoor seating. The menu ideas are grand but the execution very poor! Was unsure of items to order so I got suggestions from the staff, not only did...More

Thank Erin R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 767 Kailua Rd Ste 106, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2842
    (Hamakua Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Bus 57
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: +1 808-261-1000
  • E-mail
Cactus is "a celebration of the cuisines of the new Americas with Aloha," transporting the flavors, culinary traditions and techniques from Central and South America as well as Cuba, Puerto Rico and Mexico.Offering the cuisines of the sun, land and sea, Cactus menu selections focuses on:•Local produce from the islands•Shinsato Farms pork from Kahalu’u•Kulana and Kuahiwi beef, veal, wild boar from the Big Island•Sustainably caught or farmed seafood from the island chainDrop-in or reserve a table in our casual, convivial environment with warm, engaging, professional service.
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