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Get In Line From Your Phone

You can now get the most up to date wait times and secure your placein line before you arrive with the Nowait App. It’s totally free and we’ll notify you with a text as soon as we are preparing your table. When you arrive, you simply check in and we’ll get your sat very shortly. […]

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Reader’s Choice: Best Mexican Restaurant in Seattle 2016

We wanted to take a moment to say thanks to everybody in the Pacific Northwest who has supported our “chain restaurant” all these years. As mentioned elsewhere, we started this business serving tapas out of a single location in Madison Park in 1990 and have been going (and growing) strong ever since. That said, the […]

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Cactus: How To Survive in the Restaurant Industry For 25 Years

This year, Cactus celebrated its 25th anniversary. Twenty five years(!) is a long time and, to be honest, it feels like dog years in the hyper competitive, always changing, perpetual motion of the restaurant industry. Since our first day in 1990, so much has changed. Case in point—when we opened in 1990, you could smoke […]

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Cactus Cares – 20,000 Meals Donated to Northwest 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 […]

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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:

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