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Cactus Charly

6 Highland Pl, Maplewood, NJ 07040-2508
+1 973-763-5150
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Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (3 reviews)
“mexican food” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
6 Highland Pl, Maplewood, NJ 07040-2508
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1 - 10 of 36 reviews

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

I love this place: the tacky Mexican decor of the place does not diminish the quality of the food. That they serve lengua (ox tongue) as regular fare is a testament to Cactus Charly’s commitment to serving good Mexican food. Besides their tacos, the mole...More

Thank JoelNunez1555
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Cactus Charly has the typical Mexican menu and is good for families. The food is average for its type. We tried them twice and decided not to return. There are better alternatives available.

Thank Peg165
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We eat here from time to time. Salsa very good. Dishes homemade. Vegetarian choices available. Staff hard working and friendly. Decor fun and spirited. Outdoor seating provided. Small intimate restaurant.

Thank MJ J
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Stable, traditional Mexican fare off the main strip in Maplewood Village. Reasonable service and large servings.

Thank oldboy8
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We have 4 people who wanted VEGGIE Mexican. This place has some interesting, if not authentic Mexican entrees, such as an Avocado Burrito. Most of the food was bland. They have added some wall murals that look wonderful. The service was very good.

Thank fauxmaven
Reviewed 19 December 2016

we had a spicy prawn, or shrimp meal, and a Mexican salad with grilled chicken, doused in white vinegar. both tasted delicious. service was friendly, and attentive. highly recommend. will return.

Thank BuddhistNYC
Reviewed 2 July 2016

I lived in So California for years and have had my fill of Tiajuana and this restaurant reminds me of those days. The food is filling and plentiful, but it lacks creativity and punch. Ive given them a try several times, but the final visit...More

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Let me preface my review with the fact that my husband is Mexican. His parents are both from Mexico. We're in Mexico 1-2 times per year and eat........A LOT. If you're serving chimichangas, it's not authentic Mexican. They don't make chimichangas in Mexico. If you're...More

Thank crapschick
Reviewed 25 April 2016

My partner spent time in Mexico and when we went to Cactus Charley's he pronounced it the most authentic Mexican food he had since his visit to Mexico. We have eaten at Charley's a number of times and have always found the food to be...More

Thank pop3upman
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Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Just an easy, informal place to bring friends or kids to. It kind of has that 'hole in the wall' atmosphere.The food is fresh, and staff is nice. Prices are reasonable and its BYOB. We definitely prefer going here over toro loco any.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Highland Pl, Maplewood, NJ 07040-2508
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Maplewood
  • Phone Number: +1 973-763-5150
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