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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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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to fat cactus many times, whether it's with family, friends or even just my partner and I. It never disappoints. The service is always consistent and the food is always amazing. Of my favourites would be their nachos and gingerbread tequila! It's a...More

Thank ShanCoetzee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a a group of about 7 adults who visited on a Sunday evening. The waiter at the entrance first tried to show us away by saying they were full but the manager overheard this and quickly apologized and made room for us. He...More

Thank Elmarie G
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I have not visited the Fat Cactus is years and my memory served me right. Food is good, atmosphere is great and people are friendly. Great big jug of icy stuff with alcohol - delish. Not fine dining but good food and they serve waffles....More

Thank wwil2016
Reviewed 10 January 2018

If you want to drink margarita : great place! If you want to eat, not so much. What Mexican place doesn't serve guacamole??? and give you 6 small lost calamari rings per order (with a sad bland sauce to go with it). We stayed 5...More

Thank negroni68
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

it was great to sit outdoors and the food was enjoyable, however there was a obnoxiously loud patron who caused several guests to leave. the restaurant did nothing! i’m surprised but we ate and left because she was too loud.

Thank Lauren R
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

News years eve lunch with friends was as great as ever with really good food, ice cold beers and margaritas and attentive friendly service. Can't recommend highly enough for a neighborhood institution!

Thank Roger P
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Very good food and reasonable prices. Beverages were good as well. Would strongly recommend it to anyone in the mood for Mexican food.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 7 December 2017 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 Lilé P
Reviewed 30 November 2017

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 14 November 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Central American, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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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