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Fat Cactus

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RR - RRRMexican, ,
5 Park Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 422 5022
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (19 reviews)
“margarita's” (4 reviews)
“pulled pork” (3 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 1 week ago via mobile

The vibe in this place is astonishing. Very live and social like. The decor suits the theme. The drinks are good and reasonably priced. The wait staff were a bit slow but it was very busy. Not recommended for family with young children, great for...More

Thank Lile P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh, the Fat Cactus is amazing. The service was very good, the Nachos was to die for, the cocktails and drinks - oh my. We had a "Fokberg" which is a "Fokof" beer with a Margarita slush in it. It's delicious! Please try it.

Thank G-Jokulsdottir
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been a regular of the Mowbray branch of Fat Cactus for years, I was pleasantly surprised to receive the same warm welcome at this branch. We were a group of 12 people and showed up for dinner without a reservation, the staff accommodated us...More

Thank simplyZi
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We had a very good late lunch when it wasn't crowded but the service was a tad on the slow side. I had a burger and my wife had some enchiladas washed down with a bottle of rather good Alphabetical red. Next time we're in...More

Thank Derek P
Reviewed 3 October 2017

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 1 October 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Lauren D
Reviewed 29 September 2017 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 26 September 2017 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
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
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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