The Fat Cactus

The Fat Cactus

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+27 21 685 1920+ Add website
Hours
Sun
11:00 - 0:00
Mon
11:00 - 0:00
Tue
11:00 - 0:00
Wed
11:00 - 0:00
Thu
11:00 - 0:00
Fri
11:00 - 0:00
Sat
11:00 - 0:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Mexican, Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
features
Can a gluten free person get a good meal at this restaurant?
CUISINES
Mexican, Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles188 reviews
Excellent
64
Very good
80
Average
34
Poor
7
Terrible
3
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Kasia K
London28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 family
Went there to celebrate for a surprise birthday dinner. Great atmosphere, staff very friendly and attentive. Food was very good and portions were very generous. Margartitas are delightful - made to perfection - will definitely recommend this place.
Written 9 June 2023
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andrewwinter5000
Cape Town3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 none
Always wonderful staff whether it's this branch or another. Good food and drinks, great staff and atmosphere!
Written 27 December 2022
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EDWARD I
Cape Town Central2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
No cheese on the burgers. / The waitress stated the buns are sprayed with blue cheese. The lady manager said they had strips of blue cheese on the top. We said we would complain as this was the most expensive in the section.
Written 14 July 2022
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Paul S
Cala en Porter1258 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 friends
Whilst in Cape Town family had arranged last minute with Government Covid Restrictions to go this restaurant as we could now party after Midnight for New Years Eve Our night of food & drink was fantastic as the table shared lots of platters and I must say the best “ Jalapeño Stuffed Peppers 🌶 “ plus the Chicken Wings and Enchiladas were really hitting the spot along with Nachos and plenty of dips as in Guacamole and Sour Cream complimented the food Drinks as in jugs of Margarita , Cold Beers and House Gingerbread Tequila shots were enjoyed by everyone along with great service with smiles from all the staff Lastly the DJ for New Years Eve played some good 👍 tunes and a great night was seriously had by the table Thanks Fat Cactus
Written 1 January 2022
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Paddy K
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 friends
Sitting in the outside area of the restaurant, a drunk young woman vomits in the potplant. I called the waitress to say it's really not OK to vomit next to other patrons. A young man appears, says, you want to see me.. Pointing out that vomiting in potplants is really not acceptable , he replies... Well, it happens. Just giving the heads-up... It's OK to vomit in potplants at the fat cactus.
Written 30 December 2021
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ildsarria
Cape Town Central14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 friends
Staff and good is consistently good, any day of the week. Lots of vegan options and well priced. Great for birthdays or just dinner. Great jugs
Written 6 June 2021
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MeganD86
Cape Town Central2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 couples
Had a great time on Saturday, awesome spot for a date - warning, once you start to party here, cancel all your other plans!
Written 9 September 2019
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Leon D
Cape Town44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 none
Good menu with various Mexican favorites. Nice cocktail menu and selection of tequilas. Good vibe, good portion sizes, good prices. I thoroughly enjoyed the place and will be back!
Written 23 August 2019
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Wannabee-writer
15 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 family
Food was mediocre - decent portion sizes but lacking in any real flavour that one would expect from a Mexican. Spices weren’t really there especially vegan meal which was very bland (let’s be honest going to a Mexican as a vegan you expect the spices and sauces to have a bit of a kick). Food took an hour to arrive - the menu isn’t particularly complicated and we ordered what must be run of the mill dishes (fajitas nachos and burgers) so delay plus lack of flavour was a big disappointment. They also had run out of milk (???) so milkshakes off the menu. They still had the audacity to levy a 10% service charge onto the bill when I handed over card to pay - they pointed out that this is stated on the menu but it feels underhand and undeserved. They need to work out what ‘service’ means and then earn it.
Written 18 August 2019
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RokiCT
Cape Town11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 friends
A fun night with friends. Unfortunately there was a wait on most items ordered as the restaurant was full....But when the food came it was good.
Written 6 August 2019
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Alexandre L
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 family
Awesome food, awesome prices, great service. We went there because we had no idea where to go and we weren't disappointed at all, super place!
Written 26 June 2019
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bengal.tiger
Cape Town3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 couples
Great spot for date night, love the frozen margaritas and chilli poppers. Nice chilled vibe especially if you wanting to relax after a hard day at work.
Written 4 June 2019
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Jacques M
12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 couples
Only went for drinks at Fat Cactus CT central so can not rate the food yet. Most amazing selection of Taquilas. Not the usual stuff that makes you struggle to get it down. Have to try their house brand Ginger Dead, awesome flavour and very smooth.
Written 29 April 2019
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Chultman
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 friends
Food was decent/good but the waitress who served us did a terrible job. Extremely unfriendly and rude, extremely unhelpful with questions, and overall super strange/awkward and made us all uncomfortable. When we tipped her poorly she legitimately became hostile and questioned us about it. Will NEVER go back to this place.
Written 24 March 2019
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MarteneR
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 friends
One of my absolute favourite restaurants in Cape Town. The managers Brett and Owen are fantastic and make the experience great! Highly recommend The Fat Cactus for anyone that wants the best Margarita, chilli poppers, cheesy nachos and a vibe :) Best Mexican restaurant in Cape Town!!!
Written 23 February 2019
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