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The Prickly Cactus

72 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6334 0584
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“fajitas” (20 reviews)
“mexican rice” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
72 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tasting Mexican. Portions are very small for the amount you pay. We had takeaway Enchiladas and Tortillas were excellent. $30.00 Nachos with beans were a bowl of corn chip with a drizzle of guacamole, cheese and beans. (Very sad)

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant had been in Launceston for some time & is easily accessible. From the moment we walked in we were made to feel welcome & all I can say is the food is absolutely awesome. I had the Seafood pictured below and the serve...More

Thank Lynette M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We felt like Mexican and liked the sound of this hip restaurant , service was great the place was packed for a Tuesday night, we had an entree and 3 mains, chicken enchilada , prawn and chicken fajita and pulled pork quesadilla for the teenager...More

Thank louise g
Reviewed 24 August 2017

The day we wanted to go, there was not a seat to be had. The day we got in, not enough people for a half decent wake. Staff all very good. Food average.

1  Thank Tufty2015
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Strong points, the service is awesome, drinks selection is good, definitely a place to come for food and pre-drinks before a night out. Food wise, it's pretty average. My group of 4 had 1 steak, 2 ribs and a fajita. The steak was underwhelming, cooked...More

2  Thank Paul L
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Not Tex Mex, more Ped Mex, an old el paso at home kit offers more flavour. This is really pricey for the quality and experience. Sadly, best thing i can say is, save your cash and go elsewhere.

2  Thank Popsandneds
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Really lovely staff, tassie wine and yummy food made for a nice night. A bustling atmosphere. The only let down was the guacamole - it was brown and like a smooth shop bought dip.

1  Thank bottega s
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Been a while since we have been here, but went for dinner the other night and really enjoyed the evening. Great service, good food at reasonable price.

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Everything ordered was lacking flavour and shortcuts taken. The guacamole was brown and tasteless, the rice needed spice as did the beef. Sangria didn't taste of spice or wine. Worse of all was the cheap milkshake sauce served with the churros. The service was great...More

2  Thank jonnylovescake
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Food was divine, fresh, hot, fast and exactly as ordered. Staff were super friendly and efficient. Booking is essential, very very popular and I understand why. Real mexican, real service, can't go wrong also they have Happy hour 530-7 yum yum fishbowls

Thank Gabby C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6334 0584
03 6334 0584
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