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Cactus Cantina

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
3300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-3808
+1 202-686-7222
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (47 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (33 reviews)
“beans” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-3808
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1 - 10 of 326 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

It is so LOUD in the restaurant it is impossible to have any sort of conversation. And, the tables are so close together that you bump up against the people next to you. The food is terrific but only go if you want to eat...More

Thank BrintonRMB
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was Tuesday and the hotel we were staying at recommended this for Mexican. We took a short Lyft ride and were not disappointed. The food, service and drinks were outstanding.

Thank Bill Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to this restaurant 4 times now and each time it gets better. The service and staff are amazing. The food is incredible the portion sizes can fill up even the hungriest person. When u visit Washington are this is a must. Parking...More

Thank Stu C
Reviewed 12 February 2018

A real menu with lots to choose from, not just ground beef in sauce rolled in a tortilla. Margaritas galore to decide upon as well.

Thank O7639VGcharlest
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely evening at Cactus Cantina, which just oozes a fun vibe. It’s large and somewhat unruly in design and service, but the food is good and could even hear our friends speak despite the large crowds, always an achievement. The margarita pitcher, even...More

Thank PlatinumHoney
Reviewed 27 January 2018

Came for dinner with some co workers. There is only street parking. We came on a Tuesday night so we did not have issues with street parking. I ordered the Masitas de Puerco - Cuban style morsels of pork for $16.95. I thought it was...More

Thank PandaHouston
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

After visiting the National Cathedral, we sought a local lunch spot. We parked and were walking to a place we had spotted. Walking past Cactus Cantina the delicious aroma drew us to turn around and ask for a table. The Thursday lunch specials were varied...More

Thank Lynn D
Reviewed 14 January 2018

I came here with some old co-workers for lunch and was very impressed with the quality of the food. The tortilla chips are made fresh and come out hot, crispy, and delicious. The Tacos El Chilango were very fresh, with simple ingredients and flavors. Prices...More

Thank bbb421
Reviewed 2 January 2018

I will say the atmosphere offered and Cactus Cantina is lively and fun. Additionally the space is unbelievably. It is like the size a football field so you never have to wait for the table. The food i feel is a bit over priced and...More

Thank Andi Z
Reviewed 28 December 2017

I've been here several times, and always enjoy the food. This place is HUGE! In the summer there is an outdoor patio. Today I went for lunch with a friend. Tasty food. Prompt service. I'll be back.

Thank TroisChatsLies
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Patty G
22 January 2017|
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Response from nahutb | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea, but corn tortillas are per nature, gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-3808
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Upper Northwest
  • Neighbourhood: Upper Northwest
  • Phone Number: +1 202-686-7222
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