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Cactus Cantina

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Latin
3300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-3808
+1 202-686-7222
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (43 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (34 reviews)
“beans” (13 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
3300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-3808
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoy the salsa and chips, it was so good. I ordered taquitos it is a lot of food, they served it with salad and rice. I had a red wine Sangria to drink but it wasn't good.

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Reviewed 13 July 2018

The food is pedestrian and its quality does not justify its price. The cost of a diet coke is $3.35, which is outrageous. There are other better places to eat within steps of the restaurant. Save your palate for the other places, including Two Amy's,...More

Thank RichT529
Reviewed 3 July 2018

We took our family of five to the Cactus Cantina. What a blast! The food choices were excellent and we have many diet needs within the group. We have one who needs gluten-free, one vegan, one vegetarian and the rest on low sodium diets. Their...More

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 13 June 2018

We went their with colleagues for dinner. Got a table indoors and ordered starters and main courses. Service is excellent and rather efficient, food arrived in few minutes and was delicious. Portions are descent and quality outstanding. The meat i tried was one of the...More

Thank George T
Reviewed 23 May 2018

We were a party of about 20. The food was fantastic and all were served at the same time. There was a party of about 80 leaving as we arrived. This restaurant staff is amazing!

Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

I was in the are for business and was relatively close to the cantina. The place is a combination of young professionals, locals, and families. It was warm enough for outdoor seating but I sat at the bar. Surprisingly, the food is a deal compared...More

Thank oldstocks
Reviewed 11 May 2018

We don't know why people panned this place, we've been going for years and it's always good. It's not the best you'll ever eat but it's good food, good service, clean, good drinks. Easy to come with a group. The guacamole is good. The salsa...More

Thank GourmetGirlfriends
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Conviently close can be challenging at some point. So, we've been patrons of the Cactus Cantina for approximately 6 late lunch early dinners now. Including the late lunch we just consumed; April 27, 2018. My previous reviews on Google had rated this restaurant in the...More

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Cantina is a nice place. Nice menu, clean, pretty good food, good service. So go and enjoy a decent meal while visiting the Cathedral. Don’t expect Wow! Expect Alright! Alright was just what we needed when we were in a bit of a hurry. And...More

1  Thank Joe58156
Reviewed 9 April 2018

We were in a very large group, and strung out at a long table where conversation was difficult at best. Service was slow. Good wine by the glass. They were unable to substitute corn tortillas for flour on some enchilada dishes. We've had much better...More

Thank jt-mj
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Patty G
21 January 2017|
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Response from nahutb | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea, but corn tortillas are per nature, gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-3808
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Upper Northwest
  • Neighbourhood: Upper Northwest
  • Phone Number: +1 202-686-7222
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