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Cactus Cantina

Cactus Cantina

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Cathedral - Wesley Heights - McLean Gardens, Washington
  • Stephen
    "Excellente! Margaritas are on point!"(27 Tips)
    "Combo platters and fajitas are huge and reasonably priced."(22 Tips)
    Christopher S.
    "It is delicious here!!! Love you Lorena!"(3 Tips)
    Joe G.
    "Sangritas if you're feeling feisty."(3 Tips)
106 Tips and reviews
  • margaritas
  • fajitas
  • good for groups
  • lorena
  • family-friendly
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  • Lacey C.
    Lacey CappsSeptember 9
    Won't be back. Guapo's down the street is much better/cleaner. My guest & I ordered the same thing, they served as 1 dish, & then upcharged.
  • Fernando L.
    Fernando LAugust 12
    Been here 5+ times
    Best tortilla chips (home made) and spicy tomato sauce in town, by far... and free!!!
  • Maggie M.
    Solid margaritas; nice patio.
  • Leandro L.
    Lots of young professionals. Nice show. Good beer & good enough Mexican food.
  • sweetpearacer
    Combo platters and fajitas are huge and reasonably priced.
  • Rene M.
    Rene MarcosSeptember 12, 2015
    The service is very good but the food need more supervision
  • Jim L.
    Jim LindeAugust 1, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    They had salmon and crab enchiladas as a special, very good.
  • Andrea N.
    Andrea NewlandJuly 23, 2015
    Yuck! Too loud, full of screaming children and processed Tex Mex Food. Much better fare in other parts of DC. Pass.
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenJuly 16, 2015
    Eat an enormous pepper…if you dare!
  • Brionne G.
    Brionne GriffinJuly 12, 2015
    Margarita shmargarita. The thing to get here is the "Sangrita" 👌🏼
  • Sandy C.
    Sandy CApril 15, 2015
    Veggie fajitas veggie fajitas veggie fajitas! My fave! You can ask for no oil if you're health conscious!
  • Андрей К.
    Chicken was dry, taco was drenched with grease. Nice sized portions, but the food tasted like it wasn't made from the soul. Not coming back here. Nice waitresses
  • Norie W.
    Norie WrightMarch 4, 2015
    The fajitas are amazing. Great for kids because of the tortilla making machine and the yummy kids menu.
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PlacenciaFebruary 10, 2015
    Great margaritas
  • Laurie H.
    Laurie HughesNovember 26, 2014
    It was amazing!!
  • Tyler H.
    Tyler HastingsNovember 21, 2014
    Standard Mexican fare. Free chips when you sit down.
  • Joseph P.
    Joseph PuenteSeptember 7, 2014
    As a fourth generation Texan, if you're expecting Tex-Mex I would suggest going somewhere else.
  • G C.
    G CJune 27, 2014
    Food came out fast, delicious. Waiter gave us extra chips and salsa. Plenty of seating. Perfect for large groups. Margaritas on point!
  • Cactus Cantina
    Cactus CantinaMay 1, 2014
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    Cactus CantinaApril 22, 2014
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  • Ararara
    ArararaFebruary 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Has the best vegetable fajitas
  • John F.
    John FishlockJanuary 18, 2014
    Fantastic Salad!
  • Erick R.
    Erick ReyesJanuary 1, 2014
    Food was so good! Their was a little wait but it was worth it.
  • Ed K.
    Ed KurkowskiDecember 21, 2013
    Not a fan. Enchiladas were dry, meat was bland and unseasoned, guacamole was either store bought or not made very well.
  • Uber DC
    Uber DCOctober 15, 2013
    1 Free Margarita w/ entree (up to four for each rider in an uberX) with your uberX receipt from 10/16/13 - 10/18/13! #DCLOVESuberX
  • Jeannie W.
    Jeannie WSeptember 18, 2013
    The fajitas are drop-dead amazing!!
  • Karin M.
    Karin MillerSeptember 16, 2013
    Matt is an awesome server! Talk about helping a girl out - he found masking tape for my leftovers box so that it wouldn't leak on my bike ride home.
  • Team Faded I.
    Team Faded IntoxicologistAugust 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit in Lorena section team faded approved
  • Paige P.
    Paige PlissnerAugust 20, 2013
    You can't sit with us.
  • Jason T.
    Jason ThompsonAugust 12, 2013
    Fish tacos were out of this world!! Toss in the margarita and pure bliss
  • Matt
    MattAugust 11, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the swirl margarita.
  • Justin B.
    Justin BJuly 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    It's just one of my all time favorites. The best frozen margaritas. Amazing.
  • Allys C.
    Allys CurrieJuly 14, 2013
    Enjoy every tasty minute while eating your fajita and drinking your margarita ;)
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew StaehleJuly 8, 2013
    The Cantina salad is excellent particularly if your want a good meal but not in/on a tortilla.
  • Nevenka
    NevenkaJune 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great food. In-house made tortillas. Love the salsa/chips while waiting for the food.
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonJune 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you have a pup, get a table outside on the edge & they will bring them water.
  • Tim C.
    Tim ChampneyJune 1, 2013
    Ceviche is great.
  • Morgan F.
    Morgan FintonMay 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Tex-Mex in the city. Hands down.
  • Sheri M.
    Sheri MitchellMay 21, 2013
    The Margaritas are a must. The best I've ever had.
  • Serg S.
    Serg SoulMay 12, 2013
    Good stuff
  • Rob B.
    Rob BouknightApril 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great Tex-Mex food and an ideal location for large parties. Fun, Lively themed ambience with excellent frozen margaritas, fajitas to die for, as well as a strong menu overall. Watch out for waits!
  • Kam D.
    Kam DesaiApril 3, 2013
    Pass on the cheese enchiladas.
  • Gabriel A.
    Gabriel ArrarásMarch 30, 2013
    Margaritas and fajitas for the win.
  • Rob B.
    Rob BouknightMarch 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Perfect go to spot for a casual and quality tex-Mex meal or simply to grab a pitcher of frozen margaritas. Amazing fajitas, frozen margaritas, and you really can't go wrong with any menu item.
  • Stephen
    StephenMarch 9, 2013
    Excellente! Margaritas are on point!
  • NOM NOM Boris
    NOM NOM BorisFebruary 5, 2013
    stop by for the best fajitas in town and split amazing Fajitas al Carbon with Chicken and Beef (6/5 NOMs). You won't be disappointed. More tips & pics @
  • Chris
    ChrisFebruary 1, 2013
    Great good and even better margaritas, stay away from the tasteless enchiladas though.
  • Audrey A.
    Audrey AJanuary 25, 2013
    Get a small pitcher of sangria to start your night out right ;P
  • Carolina M.
    Carolina MoralesDecember 15, 2012
    Order a frozen margarita is the best ! Ah! And beef fajitas!
  • Tricia H.
    Tricia HaynesAugust 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't expect to come here without seeing a child take its first steps. Prior to 8pm the bar area is basically a daycare.
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