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“Good food, great music, a lively atmosphere and good value for money”
Review of Fat Cactus

Fat Cactus
Ranked #103 of 1 193 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 19 October 2023

We stayed at the Hippo Boutique Hotel just above the Fat Cactus Restaurant and went twice there for dinner. Its so convenient to walk out of the hotel, turn around and walk into the restaurant :-). On friday evening, it was extremely busy and bussing, and we were very lucky to get a table from people who hadnt turned up for their reservation. The music was great, and although it was very loud and we were by far the oldest guests in the restaurant, we had a great time. The food, wine and margaritas where great and very tasty.

We returned to the restaurant on sunday night. Food and drink was also very good, the music not so much, and the ambience was not the same. It was really nice that the manager knew us, and refered to a friend of him from France, who we met at the neighbourgoods market in Woodstock on saturday morning. Even a big place like Cape Town can sometimes be very small ;-).

Date of visit: October 2023
Thank swisstraveller002
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Reviewed 21 April 2023

Great restaurant with colourful interior, friendly staff, and fabulous food, and we had a lovely jug of Strawberry Margarita...

Date of visit: April 2023
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Thank nnutty63
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Reviewed 28 January 2023

The Fat Cactus is off Kloof Street. It has a good relaxed atmoshpere and fine service. The food is quite ordinary. We had tacos and quesadillas and it was very plain with no specifc taste. But the place itself is a good hang out for beer drinking.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Thank Mikael B
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Reviewed 24 November 2022 via mobile

What an awesome experience. The waitress Linda was so friendly and her recommendations were excellent. The food was out of this world. Great prices. We will definitely be back.

Date of visit: November 2022
Thank Climber18232911791
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Reviewed 14 August 2022

One of the best Mexican restaurants I have been too in ages, maybe even ever. Recommended by a local the day prior, we were hesitant to go. Now I can say we will be back and it's because of how superb the food, service and prices were!

Date of visit: August 2022
Thank N6181HKjessieb
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