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Cactus Restaurants

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.

2013 Margarita Mixology & Tequila Tasting


Cacti can go for years without water, but us thirsty folks need refreshments every few hours. Stay on schedule with a trip to Cactus, where you can claim your spot at a festive 1.5-hour margarita mixology class for $39 (regularly $79). You’ll get instruction on the art of making “Seattle’s Best Margarita,” including a tequila tasting, one margarita, paired appetizers, and take-home recipes and bottle of agave nectar to perfect your cocktail at home.

What You Get

Entry for One to 1.5-Hour Margarita Mixology Class
Partida Tequila Tasting & One Perfect Partida Margarita
Take-Home Recipes & Bottle of Partida Agave Nectar

Reserve Your Spot

There are still spots available for the 2013 class on Feb 16th, Feb 23rd, and March 2nd=. Email Marc directly for information about attending these last few classes.

Special Patron Dinner

Please join us on the private dining mezzanine at Cactus South Lake Union for a special four course dinner paired with handcrafted cocktails featuring the ultra-premium tequila from Patron.

Executive Chef Brent Novotny has developed each cocktail to specifically enhance the flavors of each dish. In addition to the food and cocktail pairing, you’ll have a chance to taste the spirits “neat” so you can clearly taste how Patron tequila is the perfect spirit to bring out the flavors in our cuisine. At the end of the meal, Patron will also be sampling the two most sought after (and expensive) tequilas they retail—Gran Patron Burdeos Tequila Añejo and Gran Patron Tequila Platinum.

Space is very limited, so reserve your spot now.

Patron Tequila Dinner

When: Wednesday October 17th, 2012 at 6:30PM
Where: Cactus South Lake Union
Cost: $75 Per Person + Tax and Gratuity


Bacon Wrapped Gulf Prawns
Mango-habanero salsa

Columbia River Steelhead
Ancho & chile de arbol salsa, white beans, braised kale

Wild Boar Carnitas
Washington apple slaw, house-made tortilla

Patron XO + Chocolate Terrine
Mexican cinnamon whipped cream, patron citronge marmalade

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