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Fat Cactus Restaurant

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RR - RRRMexican, ,
5 Park Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 422 5022
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (19 reviews)
“tortillas” (3 reviews)
“margarita's” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Central American, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
5 Park Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Birthday celbrations with many maghueritas later.... My chicken and coriander fajita was delicious. Many different items eaten at the table, and everyone raved about their food - nachos, chilli poppers etc, etc.

Thank Wendles542
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food and such great vibe! We absolutely loved the food, service and aesthetics of The Fat Cactus.

Thank Lauren D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like your own space I wouldn't recommend this place. Feels like everyone is on top of you. Was told to go for the Nachos but they weren't to my liking not enough flavor and we had to get another portion of guacamole as...More

Thank Jody H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a variety of starter plates that we shared between us. Without exception all the dishes were delicious. Vokof beer great as we're the frozen margaritas! Great vibe. Great service. Great food.

Thank GarethAllman9
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Amazing vibe, these guys have managed to hit it spot on, friendly attentive and vibrant crew. When at fat cactus do like the fat catians do, gingerbread and frozen Mangoritas are out of this world, a definitive gem in the Kloof stretch to visit. Thanks...More

Thank Dirkc85
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This place has the best Mexican food in cape town, excellent vibes and most of all wonderful people, they try everything to make you feel at best. My family and I had the most pleasing experience and would love to go there over and over...More

Thank nmudarres
Reviewed 4 August 2017

It was my friends farewell and to end her time at S.A we went to have drinks and food at the Fat Cactus. I have heard alot about it and was excited to give them a go. We order a lot of jugs of Margaritas...More

Thank Jay1072
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Went for Friday night dinner with friends. Packed at 19:30 when we arrived. Music inside pretty loud - good selection of hits. Outside area had heating and seems cosy enough. Very full bar area. Have to use the toilet in the building (not restaurant) -...More

Thank Travel-Meisie
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We have been to all three branches in CT and have never been dissappointed. The food is always packed full of flavour. Awesome vibe and the margaritas delicious. Pity no Fat Cactus in JUN.

Thank 476shannond
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Despite the nightmare that is parking in town and the surrounds (catch an uber), Fat Cactus offers a authentic and diverse menu, the portion sizes are worth the money and the service is decent enough. A good stop for lunch or beating the afternoon traffic...More

Thank gregn219
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Central American, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Park Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 422 5022
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