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The Thirsty Cactus

2 King St E | Dundas Ontaio, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1A3, Canada
+1 905-627-8488
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good34%
  • Average27%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (15 reviews)
“chimichanga” (4 reviews)
“pulled pork” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Canadian, Pub
$$ - $$$
2 King St E | Dundas Ontaio, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1A3, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a toss-up between here and a Greek restaurant down the road glad we opted for the Thirsty Cactus (first clue was an obvious lack of customers in the greek restaurant) There was a good crowd here for a Sunday afternoon, but service was...More

Thank L10C8
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great Mexican themed restaurant with an extensive beer selection and a patio. Lots of TVs tuned to sports. Go for drinks, to watch the game, eat in or take out. They have live entertainment some evenings and weekends.

Thank Klaas W
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We were meeting friends for drinks later so we stopped at the Thirsty Cactus for dinner first. The service was quick and our waiter was quite attentive stopping to chat with us a bit. They have a great gluten free selection on the menu which...More

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Had a nice dinner. Always get Fajitas. Best fajitas around. Always good service, the manager Cathy always stops around to see if we are happy. The renovations really cheer the place up.

Thank John P
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Great selection of beer, great atmosphere and the Mac and Cheese was excellent. I have the Nona and friends had the pulled pork version. Both were fantastic.

Thank jason h
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Been here a few times -- I try to avoid it, but sometimes friends and colleagues want to go here. The food is a weak take on Tex-Mex -- I find it bland and uninviting. Ribs are decent, I suppose. Ok patio to drink beer...More

Thank Realnickriviera
Reviewed 22 November 2016

The Bang Bang Shrimp had dusted shrimps tossed in Dynamite sauce, drizzled in chipotle mayo, and topped with jalapeño . At first glance, the dish was smaller than I expected but its taste made up for it in the end. I loved the dusted crunchiness...More

Thank stenoodie
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This restaurant has recently changed its menu, so we tried it again despite lackluster meals in the past. We each tried one of the new fish dishes. The Southern Catfish was bland and unappetizing. The fish was yellowish in colour, served over bland rice and...More

Thank Sticks_and_Bugs
Reviewed 16 October 2016

While my wife and I were doing a Foodie road trip and we ended up in the quaint town of Dundas. There are some really nice shops to look around and a few restaurants to try. We decided to give The Thirsty Cactus a try...More

Thank Dave A
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Thirsty Cactus has pretty good food and the atmosphere of the restaurant is lively and fun! I ordered a quesadilla and my friend ordered the burrito so we could try more than one dish! Both were pretty flavourful and quite filling. The sad part was...More

Thank Anna7867
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Canadian, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 King St E | Dundas Ontaio, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1A3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-627-8488
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