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767 Kailua Rd Ste 106, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2842 (Hamakua Drive)
+1 808-261-1000
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place look like it may have potential but I was a little disappointed. The service was good and the food was okay. I had a salad which was nothing special. Not many good restaurants in this town.

Thank 299michaele
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172 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I seldom review a restaurant a second time unless it has changed a lot. I visited - and loved - Cactus in 2015, so invited my hosts for lunch there on my most recent visit. It was helpful to me to explore elements of their menu I had not tried on my first visit and to assure myself that the... More 

Thank AfricaAsiaTraveller
Vancouver, Canada
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After spending the day in Kailua my family and I drove around looking for a nice place to eat. Cactus had nice outdoor appeal, customer parking and nice indoor ambience. The menu is written like art and the prices reflect that. The child menu is average $9 for a plate and the chicken tenders were pitiful and super dry. We... More 

Thank 111Rolo
Kailua, Hawaii
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124 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I met a girlfriend to catch up and the happy hour starts at 3:30. We had a wonderful Malbec with the Shinsato farms Chicharonne crisps and sauce, the turkey chorizo tacos and a fish taco with the fish done just right, which is rare. Their homemade chips and sauces and guac are delightful, everything was fresh and spot on, and... More 

Thank kalamakid
Honolulu, Hawaii
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This restaurant rarely disappoints, occasionally the service is slow but the great food makes up for it. The menu seems to change regularly to keep you guessing..

Thank Sue M
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Delicious meal. surprising to find a peruvian restaurant in kailua. Menu has tremendous breadth. Ceviche as well as so much more. Check it out

Thank wein0422
New Hampshire
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I would highly recommend this restaurant. Their specials were amazing, it's always a good sign when you want to order everything on the specials menu! the staff was extremely friendly, took time to recommend dishes, This was the best meal we had while on Oahu.

Thank Ryan T
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

For the price of it, we were expecting something that tasted somewhat good or somewhat good presentation. Cooks must be on drugs and the waiter for putting out the food like that must also be on drugs. Terrible flavors, even worse we payed hefty for it. Never again.

Thank Blogger6767
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Went to Cactus today with a few girlfriends for lunch. We arrived right at 11am when they opened. Seating area is small, but for lunch this was not a problem. I can imagine at night on a weekend it could get very cozy if the place was at max capacity. Service was great--quickly given waters and drink orders taken. Two... More 

Thank jsgermany
Surrey, Canada
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55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Small restaurant, seats possibly 40 people at a maximum, extremely slow service with only one server working on the night that we attended. Good frozen margaritas - lots of items on the menu. I ordered the steak ($26.00) with vegetables & quinoa (forget how it was described on the menu) great presentation, looked very promising. The steak itself was okay,... More 

Thank Jackie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Chilean, South American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
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

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