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Cactus Jack's Southwest Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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2736 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3134
+1 757-802-9898
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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port deposit, md
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an early dinner and really enjoyed the cuisine. Fresh mango salsa was delicious. Red tide cocktail was fruity with a kick. Chicken burrito and beef brisket burrito were professionally plated and scrumptious. Sooo glad we ate here! Our server Stephanie was genuinely friendly and made the whole dinner that much nicer! Would highly recommend!

Thank ceciltucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in to grab a quick bite for my friends and I Togo. The bartenders talked me into some tacos and extras and boy did they lead me in the right direction. I almost ate at a spot down the street. I'm so glad I didn't! I live 45 minutes away but I would come all the way back for... More 

Thank Rachael S
Fort Washington, Maryland
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192 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's the off season, so not many options available. However, I stopped by here since it had music playing. Fantastic restaurant with great decor. Had the Cactus Jack burger which was great. Prepared just the way I like it. My understanding they are open all year round, with live music Fridays & Saturdays. I'll definitely stop by here again when... More 

Thank Rudy B
Chesapeake, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the beach because the weather was a perfect 85 degrees in November. Not many restaurants were open since this was the off season and we happened upon Cactus Jack's at 5:30pm. There were only 2 customers so we had an amazing waiter(host). I ordered the $5 margerrita which was delicious! We also ordered the nacho appetizer which... More 

Thank SPGal
Bay View, WI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for a few drinks after seeing they had football on. It was later in the evening on a Thursday and I think the bartender stayed open just for us. Very nice of her. She made great drinks!

Thank MurWI
Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I travel solo for work so there's certain things you look for. The bar area is nice with plenty of televisions. The wait staff was friendly and accommodating. The restaurant is clean. The food was good and creative.

Atlanta, Georgia
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56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Our hotel recommended we dine here...they must have family ties as they were really lacking in menu selection and ambiance. Stay away from steak nachos...the meat didn't come from cow. Queso tasted like cheese wiz and chips came straight from a grocery bag. And what do you mean you don't have frozen drinks?? I wished I had found a vending... More 

Thank Cherri t
Chicago, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Our first day in VA Beach, my girlfriends and I needed lunch stat! This place looked closed, no one sitting outside and the windows were so tinted you couldn't see inside. But we stopped in, they were in fact open, and we sat outside. Glad we did! Really good southwestern food - I had a chicken torta and cactus punch,... More 

Thank travelerPatti
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Went to Cactus Jacks for a quick dinner.My wife had the BBQ'd ribs I had the fish tacos.The ribs were very good but the fish tacos missed the mark.Somewhat soggy fish with a huge helping of a type of cole slaw or something that was dripping juice,not very appetizing.

Thank roystoys
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We found ourselves looking for something to eat late on a Sunday evening close by the hotel and something a little different. We noticed this place listed several places and thought we'd give it a try. It was OK - might as well have been a Chili's or Appleby's or something of the sort. Institutional menu and very chainish tasting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$28
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2736 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3134
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-802-9898
Welcome, future guests! Virginia Beach oceanfront's newest restaurant Located at 2736 Atlantic Ave. Just steps from the beach, Cactus Jack's is a new and exciting addition to the Virginia Beach waterfront. Relax in confront on our shade covered patio, or retreat indoors where our stylish decor is truly one of a kind. Colorful light resonates throughout the interior, creating a vibrant and festive atmosphere that is built for those who are looking to have a really good time! Our menu, created by Chef Nate Orlando, features southwestern inspired cuisines made with the freshest of ingredients, in addition to traditional American favorites. House made guacamole made to order, an extensive variety of tacos, burritos and a juicy Jack's burger are just a small sampling of our mouthwatering fare. We also have some incredible entrees of Fresh Seafood, Steaks, and once in a lifetime dishes. Cactus Jacks looks forward to helping you find the perfect dish of your choice! We have incredible Specialty Cocktails including many different types of Margaritas, Tropical Drinks, Sangria, and Mojitos. Cactus Jacks is the perfect destination for every occasion, whether it be Saturday night drinks, happy hour, or a weekday lunch or dinner. We pride ourselves on our friendly, fun atmosphere and the creativity that goes into every dish and drink that we serve.

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