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The Prickly Cactus

72 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6334 0584
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“fajitas” (23 reviews)
“churros” (5 reviews)
“beans” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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72 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my third time back in 10 or so years and I just love the food here. This time around I had the beef enchilada dish which was massive. Very tasty and flavoursome. Food was great, staff were great, everything was great. Will return...More

Thank Mario M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here with locals and had a good night. The staff were friendly and attentive; never too far away when you needed them, but not hovering intrusively. Portion sizes reminded me of our travels in the USA. For me personally, too large. It did...More

1  Thank M0dernDayExpl0rer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Prickly Cactus scores well for service and meal sizes, but I'm afraid the praise ends there. For an entrée, we ordered the guacamole dip, which was served in an extremely smooth purée form of a slightly brownish colour. (Mashed not blended for me, please!)...More

Thank jwadams2004
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We were wandering around for the best dinner and Prickly is one of the restaurant open today being a public holiday. After all we made the right decision. Yes - excellent food, great service and nice spot.

1  Thank satheeskumar l
Reviewed 1 April 2018

First off, the service here is excellent - attentive but not intrusive, friendly but not pretentious. We had a couple of different staff members approach us at different times to ask if they could get us anything, was our food ok etc. Once a restaurant...More

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

I went here for dinner with my partner and we both got the fajitas which were really tasty and the portion was big! At first we thought 3 tortillas would not be enough for all the fillings but we were soon full. The prices were...More

Thank Bev M
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Thursday night and the restaurant was packed; there were only three people serving but they were really attentive and polite and served drinks and took our orders within 10 minutes of arriving which was great! We ordered a Cactus bread to...More

1  Thank Sallyb1967
Reviewed 22 March 2018

We were served by a very friendly guy, who was helpful with recommendations. Food was served up pretty quickly and was fresh and tasty. Great after having a day full of walking and sightseeing.

Thank lmhooper
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

The service was friendly but they forgot to add the avocado to the avocado salad, the beef for thr fajitas was tough, the 4 small fajita wraps was just not generous, The raspberry mojito was just a sweet mess. In a street with so many...More

1  Thank Chi Hong H
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Walked in off the street, no booking. Staff very friendly and efficient and found me a table. Menu had a very good selection. Food (chicken and prawn fajitas....1 serving between 2 of us was plenty) delivered within 10 minutes and was very good. Dessert was...More

Thank Charles V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
03:00 - 06:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6334 0584
03 6334 0584
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