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Cactus Pear Restaurant

€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern, American
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3215 Jefferson Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-2216 (Nixon)
+1 513-961-7400
10:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Cincinnati, OH
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106 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a special, privately owned restaurant in the Clifton area. Excellent food and service. It is nice to find a non-chain restaurant where it all comes together. This is not high end, but it is great food for the price.

Thank drdeger
Level Contributor
60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Some in our party had a yen for queso so we were looking for Mexican. A popular downtown spot was totally booked so we chose this restaurant because it was close to our hotel/UC campus. Very good food, served hot, and very flavorful. Crab cake sliders appetizer was outstanding. Shrimp fajitas were sizzling, spicy and filling. Service was very good.... More 

Thank Ann L
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We had a doctor's appointment nearby and had just gotten a UC Bearcats coupon book in the mail. I flipped through it looking for something close to the office. We went because there was an $8 off coupon and we'd never been. Keep in mind... $8 off. We go to pay and they point out that, while not in the... More 

Thank NotPaula
Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Not the typical menu for a Mexican place. No ground beef. We were worried but the steak burrito, quesadilla and fajitas were absolutely delicious!! The rice isn't typical either but also good. Slightly sweet finish to it. The roasted tomato salsa took a little getting used to as it is very different from the traditional salsa we are used to... More 

Thank Amy W
Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Our group was looking for a place convenient to US EPA in Cincinnati. Cactus Pear was recommended. They accommodated us with a table in a private area. The food was good - especially enjoyed trying the Queso Blanco as an appetizer. Service was very good and accommodating to a group requesting separate checks.

Thank Harry S
Seattle, Washington
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Had a pretty good meal at Cactus Pear. We were told to order the fajitas, which we did, and they were quite good. Margaritas were excellent. Cannot speak to anything else on the menu, though. Ambiance was nice and the server was attentive.

Thank jtfman
Villa Hills, KY
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We had lunch at the Cactus Pear. The place was not crowded so we had very fast service and the food was done quickly and was good.

Thank Denmars
Durham, NC
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201 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I had the cheese enchilada plate. It was okay - in the great average for cheese enchiladas served half a continent from its culinary home. Service was friendly and quick. The margarita was above average (had the "half and half", which mixes frozen and on the rocks). Cactus Pear is a pleasant, cheerful place, with a nice mix of students... More 

Thank NCDoc
Dillsboro, Indiana
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Had a blast! Got there before they were actually open, but were immediately seated outside and served drinks. Amazing selection of margaritas and the beer was cold. A hidden gem!

Thank Don M
Cincinnati, Ohio
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

My first visit, even though I've lived in Cincinnati for 19 years. Shame on me! This is a very decent restaurant with Tex-Mex style food. Attentive, genuinely nice servers. Chips and salsa. Excellent fish tacos and chicken enchiladas. There are some interesting vegetarian options on the menu, as well (Kale & Mushroom Enchilada is one that I remember). Within a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3215 Jefferson Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-2216
  • Public Transportation: Metro Bus
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Clifton
  • Neighbourhood: Clifton
  • Phone Number: +1 513-961-7400

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