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Cactus Ya Ya

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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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15704 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98684-9601
+1 360-944-9292
11:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 12:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chips and salsa are great here, the drinks are solid and they have a nice, non-smoking outdoor patio. One of the few decent patios in east Vancouver. Food was just ok, but very worth a stop for appetizers and drinks.

Thank BriSanVan
Vancouver, Washington, United States
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Love this place! Great food, fun atmosphere, and good service. Must try this if you like Tex-Mex/SW cuisine, or seafood.

Thank Nrmortensen
Vancouver, Washington
Level Contributor
212 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

My wife ordered right and me not so much. As stated in another recent review I wouldn't recommend the Chili Rellenos that I had however the halibut fish tacos special my wife had which she requested grilled instead of fried was very good. We will definitely be going back to sample other items on the menu. The service was good... More 

Thank Frequent D
Portland, Oregon
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359 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

It was smothered in sauce - albeit that the sauce was good. But trying to find the chili took a bit of digging. Once I scooped the sauce away, it was okay. More chili less relleno please next time. My partner had a burrito & he was happy. Nice area to sit outside in on a sunny day.

Thank trawlerdoxie
Vancouver, Washington
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Went on a Thursday and it was pretty busy. Great atmosphere, waitress was making sure drinks were filled the whole time and was very pleasant, food was delicious, no complaints!

Thank CSouth33
portland, or
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Over the past few years, my husband and I have visited this restaurant a number of times. It has always been good and the service first-rate. On the menu there are a number of specialties such as YaYa rolls. These are different and tasty and make a nice plate to share as an appetizer. And there are plenty of other... More 

Thank juno8
Portland, Oregon
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202 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

We stopped in for happy hour and had a great time! Happy hour is only in the bar though. This was disappointing as we wanted to sit outside for happy hour but it was fine inside as well. It is the usual Mexican cuisine but the atmosphere is fun and you can have drinks instead of food if you like!

Thank teri1352
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

The food is not bad. I had the steak taco. I sat at the bar, the bartender not that friendly, at best she tolerated me. But at the end giving me my bill, she start to be friendly to me. I don't need anyone to B S me, I was there to get some food and drinks I think the... More 

Thank Alan S
Vancouver, Washington
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78 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

The Happy Hour drinks are a super deal. Double Jack Daniels on the Rocks is easily 8oz. The Happy Hour Menu is very limited but everything is great. I love the Steak Skewers for $3.00. This night, they had a problem with the exhaust blower in the kitchen, and every burger they cooked filled the place with smoke. Sounds like... More 

Thank Jeff Z
Vancouver, Washington
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Happy Hour is one of the best in all of Vancouver. The "YA YA ROLLS" are TDF". The tacos are all extremely good and the Margaritas will keep you comm'in back. Great atmosphere and one of the nicest greeters I've ever seen.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15704 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98684-9601
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 360-944-9292

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?