Each time I go to Cactus, I become more and more impressed with them. They offer delicious Mexican eats, but with a fresher, lighter twist to them! They offer fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, tamales, carne aside, and more! They also have a great selection of drinks and make some delicious margaritas! This is a great place to grab a drink and guacamole and catch up with friends.
We ordered their Austin Style Guacamole ($11), Tacos Camarones ($16), and their Green Enchiladas ($15.50). Their Austin Style Guacamole comes with green-chili queso served with a scoop go fresh guacamole and topped with a delicious red sauce (almost like an enchilada sauce – a bit smokey and a little kick). It is served with their fresh made tortilla chips and salsa. We were a little skeptical of the guac-queso mix, but honestly this worked so well and was incredible. The red smokey sauce drizzled on top also brought it all together. Seriously, I cannot recommend this enough. As a purist from the midwest, I would never mix the two, but Cactus has managed to change my mind and I may never go back. The Green Enchiladas are layered with blue corn tortillas, shredded chicken, cheese, tomatillo salsa and topped with sour cream. It is more of an enchilada stack, than the traditional rolled enchiladas. Simple, but incredible! Lastly, the Taco Camarones – these tacos are stuffed with crispy shrimp, fresh slaw, spicy diablo sauce and buttermilk crema. These tacos were incredible – they are piled high with toppings so you really are getting your moneys worth. There was also a lot of shrimp in these – most tacos come with 2-3 pieces of shrimp, but the shrimp seemed to be endless here. It was also very crispy and delightful. The buttermilk crema added a perfect creaminess to the slaw. The tacos and enchiladas were also served with cumin black beans and spanish rice. You really can’t go wrong with whatever you order!
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I’ve really been enjoying your reviews! Which Cactus did you eat at? We’ve only ever eaten at the Madison Park restaurant, over the years.
Thanks so much Jason for the kind words!! I always go to the South Lake Union location – they never disappoint!!
Thankss for the post