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Cactus Restaurant

€€ - €€€Mexican, Latin,
4220 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112-3237
+1 206-324-4140
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“black beans” (6 reviews)
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11:30 - 22:00 Hours
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
€€ - €€€
4220 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112-3237
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of 15 ended a 5 mile walk with a fabulous lunch at Cactus (and we were really hungry). The food was excellent, great presentation (see pics) and friendly waiters. Our food was served in record time and we will return for sure.

Thank SusannahDanna
Reviewed 4 March 2018

The menu here is pretty amazing; hard to choose. I had a vegetarian quesadilla for lunch that was excellent. I'd definitely go back... but found lunch service slow and had a terrible time finding a place to park. (One of my friends on the other...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 12 February 2018

This location was, I believe, the first of what now include several Cactus restaurants in the Seattle/Bellevue area. For my money it's the best. When the weather cooperates DO...eat outside on the sidewalk with a protective fence between you and the masses. Don't worry. It's...More

Thank AirWavesC42MKII
Reviewed 23 January 2018

A very popular restaurant in Madison just a short drive from Seattle city centre. Great welcome, fantastic decor, ambience and cocktails. We visited during the early evening and found a table without any trouble however within a short time the restaurant was full and is...More

Thank Bridstow
Reviewed 21 January 2018

We went for a quick lunch as we were in that location- The appetiser of shrimps was very nice but pricey for 6 med sized shrimps-The Other dish was just ordinay beans rice few pieces of grilled chicken and 4 tcos or tortillas and salad...More

Thank SS P
Reviewed 29 December 2017

A very busy restaurant indeed but very slick; you can only book if you're six or more people; the food was different but very tasty. I particularly enjoyed the duck taco, and the black beans which come with nearly everything - but which were very...More

Thank portway
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I find this one of the best Mexican restaurants around. It is located right by the Madison beach. There is an outdoor seating available. The restaurant is always busy and lively. The food is good.

Thank Anshika S
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The steak salad at Cactus is outstanding. The meat is excellent, cooked to my preference and there is a good amount of it. The restaurant was willing to customize my order, including substituting a different style of onions to meet my dietary needs. Nice atmosphere-...More

Thank seattlefoodlover2016
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We were told this was one of the best Mexican restaurants in the area and we concur with that belief. Small, intimate, good service and excellent food make a very pleasant experience. Basics like the salsa were superb but the dish that took our breath...More

Thank CAHA
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We went there with kids and the decor took our breath away. The food came quickly and the waiter was very friendly and helpful. The food was totally outstanding. Afterwards the kids plates could be taken away and turned into frisbees. So very clever and...More

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Darla W
8 January 2017|
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Response from LuvTOtravel06560 | Reviewed this property |
I havent had New Mexican cuisine so I can't say. But Tmelville is correct, it's not traditional but a nice flare to it. Hope you give it a try.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4220 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112-3237
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Broadway / Capitol Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 206-324-4140
Since 1990 we have been offering Seattle innovative Southwestern, Mexican and Spanish cuisine from our humble Madison Park restaurant, Cactus. Home to Seattle’s first tapas bar, we continue to innovate with seasonal menus, nightly specials and fresh cocktails.
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