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Fat Cactus Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Bar
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5 Park Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 422 5022
11:00 - 00:00
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United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Friendly staff, delicious food. My partner was not so keen on the food but we both enjoyed a couple of cocktails so he also left happy.

Thank luce l
Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The perfect spot to meet up with good friends and enjoy delicious food and amazing drinks, is located right in the middle of Cape Town, with a buzz all night long. From the food to drinks to the vibe and even patrons, this place screams chilled out Mexican. Everyone is having a good time with a bucket full of ice... More 

Thank TwoTastyTummies
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delight for the taste buds, all meals were very fresh and tasty. We would definitely go back. A little off the main Street (Kloof), which made it more quiet.

Thank AGeneve
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this Fat Cactus hearing that they offered a drinks happy hour special. Upon arrival the resturant was fully decorated and in theme which added to the jolly atmosphere. I had the sliders which to my taste was rather bland however, the frozen margaritas are absolutely amazing! I tasted every single flavour that evening. I would definitely go back... More 

Thank sshaw14
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Next to our hotel fun viby lots of younger people as quite close to university so plenty of talking listen to their antics of the day

Thank Fatchip
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

My wife and I had a disappointing evening on Sunday 15 January, which was a pity as we had been looking forward to a very fun, tequila-drinking, margarita-downing, tacos-munching night. I am not sure if this is always the case, but the service was atrocious. Apparently (so our very inattentive waitress informed us) they were a staff member down. Perhaps... More 

Thank DavidJSA
Cape Town, South Africa
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We have been there 3 times now. Twice with kids (lazy Sunday) and once with group of mates (bustling Friday night). The food and service is really exceptional (highly recommended) and great value for money. The portions are quite big but very tasty. The frozen margarita's are delicious. Can't wait for another visit.

Thank Lance H
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Very helpful staff on a relaxed and young environment. Good food with a varied menu and effective service. Busy and animated environment. Recommended for a casual dinning for someone that like a vibrating atmosphere.

Thank Angela M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We popped in for lunch on Monday so the place was very quiet. A lovely, friendly waitress served us. We both went for the soft tacos, one with pulled pork and one chipotle steak. They were a very good size, stuffed full of delicious goodies - neither of us could have eaten any more after that. Overall, very impressed so... More 

Thank matt25nw
Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Seems to be a place where the locals get together. Lively atmosphere fast service and good food. Highly recommended for an evening in the scene

Thank SteveBoom22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?