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Pickled Cactus Mexican & Bar

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611 Oxley Drive, Biggera Waters, Gold Coast, Queensland 4216, Australia
+61 7 5537 3636
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
611 Oxley Drive, Biggera Waters, Gold Coast, Queensland 4216, Australia
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

The first time we went to this restaurant at Hollywell Road, Biggera Waters, the food was awesome. We ordered a nachos to share and it was yummy. They did stuff up out order and gave another nachos for free so we gave one set to...More

Thank entournee
Reviewed 2 January 2018

I'm sorry to say that even though the place is quite interesting and the service was really good the flavour of the food was simply not great. The food was over seasoned with salt ( A common thing in Australia) and simply not enough of...More

2  Thank paul s
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Tried it, ok and overall not too bad. Business is up for sale and I can see why, Sat night and basically empty. Not much of a vibe but great decor.

Thank SupaPrik
Reviewed 7 December 2017

I enjoyed my visit to this restaurant at the old location which had a great atmosphere. the new place is sadly lacking. Food was just okay, drinks ridiculously expensive. I used a groupon voucher and was treated like a second class citizen, we wont be...More

Thank auspal
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We found the staff at the Pickled Cactus to be very friendly and the service quick!! Yummy Sangria!! We enjoyed our meals and would recommend! Reasonable prices!

Thank AnnieJuly
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

This place had a good variety in the kids meals and the food was generally all really good. The only real gripe I would have is that the food didn’t all come out at the same time but just a minor hiccup. The kids loved...More

Thank LPann
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We have had a couple of visits to this great Mexican Restaurant and have never been disappointed with the food. Clean plates are a sure sign of sated appetites. The Calamari was tender, the nachos filling and the tachos tasty. Service was friendly although we...More

Thank Annette C
pickledcactus4215, Owner at Pickled Cactus Mexican & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

I'm glad you had great food but am sorry to hear you had to wait to be served. That shouldn't happen but when everyone comes in at the same time, unfortunately that can occur. Hope to see you again soon Annette.

Reviewed 27 September 2017

Bought a $49 LivingSocial voucher, used it for a meal for two, and was pleased to be treated as welcome customers. Lovely staff, and the food is to die for. We shared a plate of ChickenTotopos (oh wow, so delicious) as starter, then i went...More

Thank L B
pickledcactus4215, Owner at Pickled Cactus Mexican & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi Glad you came and enjoyed yourselves. We welcome all customers every time, that my motto. Unfortunately the disadvantage of multicolored tile tops is the slight out of alignment of tiles in some spots but the colors certainly make the place look lively.Hope to see...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017

The food is the best mex in Australia. Such friendly staff (especially a lady named Ros), & the service always comes with a smile, also love the decor. Great for a small gathering or large group. Would definately recommend. 5 star!!!!More

Thank debbie960
pickledcactus4215, Owner at Pickled Cactus Mexican & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Always a pleasure my dear Deb and Ken. Hoped we may have caught up with you both when we were at Fingal, but not to be. Maybe next trip early december, we can camp nearby for a few days if we can squeeze in where...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Food is great, however drinks service is appalling. We nearly died of thirst. This aspect needs to be improved and Pickled Cactus would be 5 star

Thank BusinessTravellor500
pickledcactus4215, Owner at Pickled Cactus Mexican & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Im so sorry, But if you were the last couple of the night, we thought those four beers you ordeered were enough to put you over the limit driving home, especially since you were on business! If this was not you, please forgive!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 23
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 611 Oxley Drive, Biggera Waters, Gold Coast, Queensland 4216, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Biggera Waters
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5537 3636
  • E-mail
Combining both Tex Mex and Mod Mex, fresh and tasty food, great staff and great ambience, a place for a family gathering, parties, a romantic night out, or a catch up with friends. Just let us know what the special occasion and we will do our best to ensure your night is special. New menu out now
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