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Cactus Cafe

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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2160 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-4766
+1 802-253-7770
11:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Wed 16:30 - 21:30
Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Essex, Vermont
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Friendly owners that know how to do it right! Great food! Great service! The best homemade guacamole

Thank risk802
Stowe, Vermont
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not a Mexican food lover but my husband is. We had dinner at Cactus last night and I was pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed the baja shrimp dish. My husband had a rib dish and he enjoyed his. Not to mention the owner is super friendly and fun. The price is also very reasonable in Stowe standard. Will... More 

Thank rebeccafangfu
Concord 440
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice dinner there for our family of four. The entree's are what you would expect. It had a locally run feel to it and the staff was friendly.

Thank Ray P
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210 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the few spots we eat at when we visit Stowe but this time did not leave the best impression... We called to make a reservation (note that they don't open until 4:30) and we were told that if we arrived by 5:30 they could serve us. We arrived well in advance of that 5:30pm window and... More 

Thank tnanna
Tampa, Florida
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cute little town of Stowe really doesn't have any chain restaurants so I would say this compares to a Chilis. Good house margarita, fresh guac made daily, and good fajitas.

Thank JMJL23
Clinton Township, Michigan
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I said after eating at Frieda's in Stowe a few years ago I vowed I would never eat Mexican in Vermont again, but people said this place was good and we caved and came here as a group one night. I should I have stuck to my guns, because while marginally better than Frieda's (which is now thankfully and rightfully... More 

Thank Jellie26
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Good food and excellent service. Friendly and helpful staff. Both my wife and I enjoyed our dinner and the décor was very nice.

Thank brbenton
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Margaritas were good but they fill the glass to the brim with ice and little juice. you'll go through them quickly. Staff is friendly and attentive. Food was expensive and Bleh. Cant say it was worth the price. For Americanized Mexican it was not good.

Thank Ric L
Saint Albans, Vermont
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

My sister and I were enjoying the beautiful Fall season, and we were dying for Mexican food. Although they did not open until 4:30 PM, that is why I gave them 4 stars. Had they been open earlier, they would have been busy, as it was bumper-to-bumper traffic, 78* and I would have loved to sit out side with a... More 

Thank debvt
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Been going to Cactus Cafe for many years. I've always needed a hotter salsa but this year not only was it without any heat it was seriously lacking in flavor. Needed salt badly. Rest of food was great. Great in house made chips. Drinks okay if you are ordering a mixed drink. I still will return next year.

Thank Saundra A

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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
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2160 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-4766
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Stowe
  • Phone Number: +1 802-253-7770

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