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Cactus Restaurant

2820 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-2788
+1 206-933-6000
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“guacamole” (21 reviews)
“fajitas” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Southwestern, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2820 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-2788
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1 - 10 of 192 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Recently in the area and tried this restaurant. We walked down the street and this place was full, which always tells me something. I was very happy and the food was delicious. They do not have "traditional" items such as a taco salad, this is...More

Thank MoonHunter960
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for dinner, and the food was great. It's a fun place, lots of activity. Not a good place if you want to nap! : )

Thank CathyTruelove
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally unimpressed. We visited Alki to see the sun set. When in the area we called in to the Cactus to have A meal along with our daughter. On entering they had empty tables both in the restaurant and the bar areas. We were asked...More

Thank sunbeamimp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty good food had some nachos and some soup and it was all pretty tasty. The price was right and so was the atmosphere I would recommend.

Thank josephcorbin911111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner for us with friends and their children. Great marketing with the kids meals delivered on a frisbee that they can take home. Food was great, drinks were great. Service was friendly and quick. Place was packed, book ahead.

Thank JaymieOK
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Had lunch here under the heat lamps (unnecessary) last week on a sunny day in Seattle. Really enjoyed the Squash Blossoms, stuff with goat cheese, yummy! The guacamole and salsa were also delicious, although the chips were a bit tough and lacked salt. Had the...More

Thank Krisinseattle
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We met up with some long time friends and were happily surprised to find authentic New Mexican food on a Seattle beach with a nice view. Wide selection of drinks, and an awesome selection of appetizers (try the street corn) and entrees. Service was very...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017

I stopped in mid walk for a Margarita & the small order of Smoked Chicken Quesadilla. Both were great. The service was OK on this visit. Cactus is a great place to visit if you're out on Alki around sunset.

Thank Alec D
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

This place is right by the lake boardwalk. It was a bit of a wait but worth it. Good food (although it's not authentic Mexican if you are expecting that). It was a bit of a lengthy dinner for the 6 of us (2.5 hours)...More

Thank Broloveduke
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Great location by the beach, very good food. Went with my daughter and her boyfriend on their recommendation, definitely a good choice. Enjoyed the Mexican dishes and the great atmosphere.

Thank dljhk
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Bobbie V
22 August 2017|
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Response from Lori M | Reviewed this property |
Parking can be tough on Alki but October is the low season. They do have a small underground parking garage that is fine for small or averaged size cars. Pricing is probably $18-$25 per person depending on if you order... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2820 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-2788
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > West Seattle
  • Neighbourhood: West Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-933-6000
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