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Cactus Restaurants

Cactus Cares – 20,000 Meals Donated to Northwest Harvest

NW Harvest

Those of you who dined with us in April may have noticed we had some unusual pricing. We priced our “Feature Items” to each end with 22 cents—$15.22 for example. This is because we were raising money to help with Northwest Harvest’s “Million Meal March” campaign. We donated the 22 cents collected for each item sold from our “Feature Menu” and also matched it to total $4,400 which is enough to fund 20,000 meals! We’d like to thank our loyal guests in helping us fund such a critical cause and a fantastic organization.

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Cactus Party Pickup!


If you are thinking about throwing a party, get-together, sports gathering, backyard BBQ or a family picnic, have us do all the work and all you’ll have to do is swing by and pick up the goods. Innovative & inspired cuisine from Mexico and the American Southwest boxed, bagged and ready for your next celebration. Give us a call and we’ll work with you directly to craft a menu that will keep your guests and your budget happy. Available for pick up from any Cactus location.

More details and menu options on our catering page.

The Seattle Times: Cactus SLU is a Top 13 Restaurant for 2013


Seattle Times restaurant critic Providence Cicero has chosen a handful of restaurants she’s reviewed in the past 12 months and comes up with a baker’s dozen of her favorites. From the original review of our South Lake Union location in February:

“★★★ It’s a happy place, equal parts bar and dining room, painted in sun-washed tropical tones.”

Read the original review and check out the other winners on the Seattle Times website.

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Now Open in Bellevue Square!


Despite growing up in Bellevue, the area was never really on our radar. We’d looked at various locations but never found one that felt right. We had previously focused our attention on Issaquah and had been turning over rocks in that market looking for a suitable space when we learned that the Z’Tejas location in Bellevue Square became available. We were immediately interested.

We again brought in Philip Christofides (of Arellano-Christofides) to design the space, as we had such great success working with him previously at South Lake Union. Wilcox Construction was in charge of the build out. We even launched an new website to mark the occasion—specifically designed to work on mobile devices as well as desktops and tablets. (You’re looking at it!)

We look forward to introducing Cactus and our brand of hospitality to guests who might not have any idea that we have four other locations in the area, and that we have been doing this for over 20 years. Of course, we know that a huge percentage of our Eastside guests will find Bellevue to be a very convenient location to get their Cactus fix.

Hope to see you all in Bellevue Square!

Full Weekend Brunch Menu Now Available

Brunch Blog

We are very proud to announce an upgrade to our weekend brunch program. Now available at all Cactus locations is a full brunch menu with new dishes, old favorites and eye-opening beverages served every Saturday & Sunday from 10AM to 3PM. Our full menu is now available online and features Brisket Hash, Tres Leches French Toast, three kinds of Eggs Benedict, Migas, and more. We hope to see you for brunch soon!

Check out the new menu.