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Cactus Restaurant

) #284 of 3,248 Restaurants in Seattle $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Latin
4220 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112-3237
+1 206-324-4140
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
4220 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112-3237
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely incredible food. Unfortunately, the service detracted from the overall experience. We ate here for brunch and the food was amazing. I ordered the Cactus Benedict. Scrumptious. Server was very nice but inattentive. He never checked on us or warmed up our coffee once. Plus,...More

Thank marie b
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely place for the family to gather. Great food and enough selection for the Vegan & non spicy grands. Service was gracious & prompt.

Thank Laurie H
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We met friends for dinner here on a weeknight. This place has great food and great service and is always busy. The menu has a wide selection of Mexican inspired food with a modern twist. My Sonoran Spa Chicken was super tender and full of...More

Thank GoAlong2
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The food is outstanding as well as the service. People are very friendly. Have eaten here many times, the best of all the Cactus restaurants.

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is a really good place for families or couples. There is outdoor seating available with heaters and a nice bar area where one can choose to eat also. The food is truly good. It is not Sonoran style which is what I am use...More

Thank Cherill
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived at noon on a Sunday and had a choice of brunch or lunch. I dislike when brunch is the only option on Sunday. All three of us ordered from the seasonal menu. Very creative items that were all excellent. Plus accompanied with great...More

Thank JanetTJ
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Would be better if the business accepted reservations, or else one has to check in and then wait for a table to open up (10 mins. and 30 mins. on the two occasions I've been here). All dishes that I've tried are good, but don't...More

Thank Anon00001
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We visit the Madison St. Cactus restaurant regularly. We love the food, atmosphere and overall experience. I had the brisket tacos which are always delicious. The restaurant has a great selection of gluten free options as well.

Thank cbunio
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Extremely popular, no reservation policy. On a summer weekend, come early or be prepared to wait for twenty to thirty minutes. The wait is worth it.

Thank Madronaguy
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Had lunch, sat in bar window, good service. Smoked chicken quesadilla was excellent. Because it was our first visit, they served us flan for dessert that was VERY good!

Thank LuvTOtravel06560
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Darla W
Are they New Mexican cuisine influenced? I'm from Espanola and looking for great New Mexican like food!!!
9 January 2017|
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Response from LuvTOtravel06560 | Reviewed this property |
I havent had New Mexican cuisine so I can't say. But Tmelville is correct, it's not traditional but a nice flare to it. Hope you give it a try.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4220 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112-3237
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Broadway / Capitol Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 206-324-4140
  • E-mail
Since 1990 we have been offering Seattle innovative Southwestern, Mexican and Spanish cuisine from our humble Madison Park restaurant, Cactus. Home to Seattle’s first tapas bar, we continue to innovate with seasonal menus, nightly specials and fresh cocktails.
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