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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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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“fajitas” (47 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (35 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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a very good Mexican restaurant very family friendly and the food was amazing.... the Margaritas on the rocks were outstanding.

Thank Anthony D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Having grown up in DC, I have eaten here many times. It always is great Mexican food with excellent service. But this time it was even more special. My large extended family decided to have an early Thanksgiving celebration, and people flew in and drove...More

Thank Ralph D
Reviewed 4 days ago

I've been here a few times because we live close by, they have lots of gluten free options (as do most Mexican restaurants-essentially anywhere with corn tortillas), and they have such good reviews. I simply can't find anything that tastes very good. I love Mexican...More

Thank aj192018
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We stopped in Cactus Cantina after a quick weekend to DC. Food was excellent and service superb. Margaritas were perfect. Highly recommend.

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

But seriously.... lovely family friendly place with good kids options. Try the guac and also the frozen lemonade. High chairs are wipe clean (sensible!) and staff super friendly.

Thank JosieOxon
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Admittedly, I am not a "foodie", but I do enjoy a good guilty pleasure of a meal now and then, and Cactus Cantina provides just that! I have lived in the area for 20 years and have been visiting Cactus since I first arrived, probably...More

Thank heimtime10
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We had a large table and a few people at our table purchased a pitcher of margaritas. I am pretty sure the pitcher was the margarita mix only and no tequila at all. My fajitas were great, the salsa is pretty good and the queso...More

Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Margarita's are ok but not served in the right glasses. The food is far from authentic mexican but decent. The salsa is very good and the fajitas are good.

Thank Emily S
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

This place has great food. You are received by a big bowl of recently made chips and salsa. The cup of cheese is great with chips too. Carne asada and fajitas are delicious, comes with fresh home made tortillas. And if you need some help,...More

Thank Deods
Reviewed 10 August 2018 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.

Thank Expedition757707
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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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