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767 Kailua Rd Ste 106, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2842
+1 808-261-1000
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“empanadas” (20 reviews)
“guacamole” (16 reviews)
“boar” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM Hours
Latin, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
767 Kailua Rd Ste 106, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2842
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Cactus is a small, bright bistro with tables well placed so one is not cramped. The food was excellent. We stopped in for lunch. The fish tacos special was well seasoned, with the fish grilled just right. The chorizo torta wa excellent with a...More

Thank William J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to give Cactus a try after driving by for years and always wondering if the food was any good. When we entered the restaurant we were greeted right a way by three employees with a hello, welcome, and smiles. Very friendly! We did...More

Thank knowingwhatsgood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the sweet potato fry nachos. It tasted pretty good but it was expensive for a small portion. My friend ordered the tortilla chip sampler. 15$ for chips and 3 types of salsa?! No thanks. Small menu with not much to choose from. Not...More

Thank dsimps34
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is great. The empanadas are delightful. The sangria is so so, I would go for the Caipirinha which is made with real cachaça! Takes two to mango is also great if you want a sweet treat, and they have an authentic pisco...More

Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cam here for dinner - no chips and salsa brought to table - after 25 minutes, we went inside to ask. The tiny ramekin of salsa was more like dark pasta sauce. Our meals were not good - and took forever to be served. Disappointed.

Thank 399victoriad
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Good food, better drinks. Friendly and appreciative service. Out of the salad I wanted to order. :-(

Thank Marcia K
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

We decided to eat here after seeing their advertising on TV. We were not disappointed. I had the chicken tacos and homemade chips and salsa. The chips were crispy and plentiful and the salsa had just the right amount of "kick". I loved my tacos...More

Thank Susan F
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Six of us went to Cactus (actually headed to a different restaurant but it was full). The food was good, but not great, and I thought the prices were too high for the ambience, service and food - mains were $25-30.

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

We dined at Cactus twice during a week on Oahu and were delighted by the food, service and wine/drinks. Light, fresh and inventive describe the broad menu that stands out among local establishments. It is not a Mexican restaurant as the name suggests. It delivers...More

Thank MountVeeder
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Meal ordered: Torta Ahogada with pork and tostones. Pros: 1) The torta Ahogada was by far the best meal I had in Oahu for this particular trip. I chose the pork, and it was tender, flavorful and juicy. The torta sat in a bed of...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 767 Kailua Rd Ste 106, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2842
    (Hamakua Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Bus 57
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: +1 808-261-1000
  • E-mail
Cactus is "a celebration of the cuisines of the new Americas with Aloha," transporting the flavors, culinary traditions and techniques from Central and South America as well as Cuba, Puerto Rico and Mexico.Offering the cuisines of the sun, land and sea, Cactus menu selections focuses on:•Local produce from the islands•Shinsato Farms pork from Kahalu’u•Kulana and Kuahiwi beef, veal, wild boar from the Big Island•Sustainably caught or farmed seafood from the island chainDrop-in or reserve a table in our casual, convivial environment with warm, engaging, professional service.
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