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Steel Cactus

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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5505 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2311
+1 412-431-3535
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was staying in Pittsburgh and decided I wanted to have dinner at a Mexican restaurant I was staying close to the PNC stadium so I walked over. The setting was cute, the waitresses very friendly and the fish tacos were soooo yummy, so much food, I had to take one back to my room. I would highly recommend it,... More 

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Thank Magdalena M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have a the chorizo queso as an appetizer which was amazing. Their chips are definitely homemade. I then had the chicken tacos with candied pancetta. They were delicious. My boyfriend had the chicken enchiladas and he enjoyed them as well. I highly recommend the Mojitos. They were perfect. Just enough sweetness with out going over the top. We sat... More 

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Thank adelehaynes729
Singapore, Singapore
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150 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

mexican food here was average the 2 times i was there, but the service was consistently friendly and prompt

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East Lansing, Michigan
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of four ate here while on vacation. The fresh guacamole was good, although almost too big of a serving. We all had variations of the taco plates and thought they were delicious. Our server was attentive and we enjoyed our meal.

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Thank MSUmom92
Allegany
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133 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Great venue if you want to catch a Penguins game and eat some great Mexican. Service was prompt, polite and a relaxing time.

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Thank wade17
Fort Worth, Texas
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88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We went here on a Friday night when it was surprisingly warm outside, but it was probably 85 degrees inside the building. The service was okay. The servers were kind, but clearly they needed more help. But the food was average at best. The chicken in most dishes was burnt on the outside and chewy on the inside. The fajitas... More 

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Thank princessebird
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The staff was friendly enough. The atmosphere is fine. I was really disappointed with the food. The chip were wet with grease. Everyone that had chicken in their meal had burnt chicken. I ordered the enchiladas and don't have anything good to say about them. We had lunch for 4 adults and one kid and it was over $80 plus... More 

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Thank MMC78
Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We enjoyed our meals. The salsas that we tried were very good. The service was very good. Chicken enchilada was ok. I always enjoy refried beans and they serve black beans. A couple people had the salads that were excellent. I would visit again.

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Thank larrycarol1987
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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230 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The only reason this is a two and not a one star review is the food was ok. Not the best Mexican you'll have and it's not the worst either. But it's not worth putting up with the service when there are better restaurants in the area and better Mexican restaurants in the city. Would not recommend, would not return.... More 

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Thank PghPanther2014
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

A great selection of homemade salsas, including a grilled pineapple that was really good. The breakfast nachos were covered in toppings with lots of cheese. The breakfast fajita was good, but I expected a little more heat from the chorizo. The chips with the salsa were light and crispy with the correct amount of seasoning.

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Thank Mark G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5505 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2311
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-431-3535

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