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Cactus Cafe

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17 High Street, Loughborough LE11 2PY, England
+44 1509 214585
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was brought here for a birthday treat. Booked several weeks before and was very disappointed with initial service. 15 minutes to take a drinks order and despite only wanting a main course each we were waiting 45 minutes. No apology or explanation and when good arrived my steak was average but not worth £13 and my OH had fatty chicken... More 

Thank chriswharton1970
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for my partners birthday and he'd been looking forward to going so was even more disappointed when it took 15 minutes to be asked if we wanted a drink, and then 40 minutes for the food to arrive. When it did arrive it looked nice but the chicken in my enchiladas was chewy and poor quality. Whilst it was... More 

Thank kellytots79
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Came here as I had some time to spare. Really good food, great service. Steak and cheese quesadilla is a great choice, hot and good portion size! Unlike chain restaurants, it gives you your moneys worth!

Thank thomasnigallen
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113 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I have been to cactus many times, it's been open for as long as I can remember. Hadn't visited for a while so decided to go on valentines night for a little treat. Great food as always, we had nachos to start then both had the combo for main, no room for dessert this time but I do love the... More 

Thank mossop10
Leicester, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I like this place although slightly over hyped, the food was good but not the standard of a larger Mexican place, quite pricy too for what it is

Thank chris m
Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Random visit food was amazing as was the service would definitely come again fay served us and made us feel very welcome

Thank jay_bizzle2014
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Visited Friday lunchtime. Food - pork and black bean burrito; vegetable quesadilla - cooked and served hot and fresh. Very tasty and much enjoyed.

Thank Simon W
Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Had veggie, gluten free nachos which were a starter for 2 to share as a filling main. The textures and tastes all together on a plate of jalapeño, melted cheese, guacamole, nachos, sour cream and chilli were devine. Really good value and bright, friendly service with good knowledge of menu. Will go again next time I'm visiting the area. Very... More 

1 Thank hungrydaytripfamily
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Came out tonight with my hubby & daughter to go to my fave mexican in Loughborough. On website closing at 10 didnt bother to book table as last time we went not many in. Got there at half 9 CLOSED. Come on Cactus you are so good & now have alot of competition. V dissapointed

1 Thank Max P
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We came here for a friends birthday meal which, to be honest, ended up being very average indeed. The food was nice (I had the fajitas which come sizzling on a plate) and the cocktails are great, but the staff seemed miserable and you could hear the chefs shouting through the window to the kitchen. The toilets are small and... More 

1 Thank Jess E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37 - US$37
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 High Street, Loughborough LE11 2PY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Loughborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1509 214585

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