Cactus Cantina

Cactus Cantina

Mexican Restaurant · Cathedral - Wesley Heights - McLean Gardens
3300 Wisconsin Ave NW (at Macomb St NW), Washington, D.C. 20016, United States
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • Noon–2:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • Noon–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–10:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Wed–Thu
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Tex Mex Restaurant


Based on 263 votes

People like this place

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    Christopher S.
    "It is delicious here!!! Love you Lorena!"(3 Tips)
    "Excellente! Margaritas are on point!"(26 Tips)
    Todd D.
    "The steak in the fajitas is phenomenal!"(21 Tips)
    Brionne G.
    "The thing to get here is the "Sangrita" 👌🏼"(3 Tips)
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101 tips and reviews.

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  • margaritas
  • fajitas
  • lorena
  • family-friendly
  • good for groups
  • lively
  • steak
  • sangrita
  • casual
  • sangria
  • happy hour
  • vegetarian food
  • great value
  • off-menu items
  • nachos
  • trendy
  • outdoor seating
  • people watching
  • good for a quick meal
  • cocktails
  • Rene M.

    The service is very good but the food need more supervision

    Rene Marcos · September 12
  • Jim L.

    They had salmon and crab enchiladas as a special, very good.

    Jim Linde · August 1
  • Andrea N.

    Yuck! Too loud, full of screaming children and processed Tex Mex Food. Much better fare in other parts of DC. Pass.

    Andrea Newland · July 23
  • Eric A.

    Eat an enormous pepper…if you dare!

    Eric Andersen · July 16
  • Brionne G.

    Margarita shmargarita. The thing to get here is the "Sangrita" 👌🏼

    Brionne Griffin · July 12
  • Sandy C.

    Veggie fajitas veggie fajitas veggie fajitas! My fave! You can ask for no oil if you're health conscious!

    Sandy C · April 15
  • 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.

    The fajitas are amazing. Great for kids because of the tortilla making machine and the yummy kids menu.

    Norie Wright · March 4
  • Jessica P.

    Great margaritas

    Jessica Placencia · February 10
  • Laurie H.

    It was amazing!!

    Laurie Hughes · November 26, 2014
  • Tyler H.

    Standard Mexican fare. Free chips when you sit down.

    Tyler Hastings · November 21, 2014
  • Joseph P.

    As a fourth generation Texan, if you're expecting Tex-Mex I would suggest going somewhere else.

    Joseph Puente · September 7, 2014
  • G C.

    Food came out fast, delicious. Waiter gave us extra chips and salsa. Plenty of seating. Perfect for large groups. Margaritas on point!

    G C · June 27, 2014
  • Cactus Cantina

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    Cactus Cantina · May 1, 2014
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    Cactus Cantina · April 22, 2014
  • Ararara

    Has the best vegetable fajitas

    Ararara · February 23, 2014
  • John F.

    Fantastic Salad!

    John Fishlock · January 18, 2014
  • Erick R.

    Food was so good! Their was a little wait but it was worth it.

    Erick Reyes · January 1, 2014
  • Ed K.

    Not a fan. Enchiladas were dry, meat was bland and unseasoned, guacamole was either store bought or not made very well.

    Ed Kurkowski · December 21, 2013
  • Uber DC

    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

    Uber DC · October 15, 2013
  • Jeannie W.

    The fajitas are drop-dead amazing!!

    Jeannie W · September 18, 2013
  • Karin M.

    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.

    Karin Miller · September 16, 2013
  • Team Faded I.

    Sit in Lorena section team faded approved

    Team Faded Intoxicologist · August 21, 2013
  • Paige P.

    You can't sit with us.

    Paige Plissner · August 20, 2013
  • Jason T.

    Fish tacos were out of this world!! Toss in the margarita and pure bliss

    Jason Thompson · August 12, 2013
  • Matt

    Get the swirl margarita.

    Matt · August 11, 2013
  • Justin B.

    It's just one of my all time favorites. The best frozen margaritas. Amazing.

    Justin B · July 28, 2013
  • Allys C.

    Enjoy every tasty minute while eating your fajita and drinking your margarita ;)

    Allys Currie · July 14, 2013
  • Matthew S.

    The Cantina salad is excellent particularly if your want a good meal but not in/on a tortilla.

    Matthew Staehle · July 8, 2013
  • Nevenka

    Great food. In-house made tortillas. Love the salsa/chips while waiting for the food.

    Nevenka · June 16, 2013
  • Tammy G.

    If you have a pup, get a table outside on the edge & they will bring them water.

    Tammy Gordon · June 9, 2013
  • Tim C.

    Ceviche is great.

    Tim Champney · June 1, 2013
  • Morgan F.

    Best Tex-Mex in the city. Hands down.

    Morgan Finton · May 27, 2013
  • Sheri M.

    The Margaritas are a must. The best I've ever had.

    Sheri Mitchell · May 21, 2013
  • Serg S.

    Good stuff

    Serg Soul · May 12, 2013
  • Rob B.

    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!

    Rob Bouknight · April 23, 2013
  • Kam D.

    Pass on the cheese enchiladas.

    Kam Desai · April 3, 2013
  • Gabriel A.

    Margaritas and fajitas for the win.

    Gabriel Arrarás · March 30, 2013
  • Rob B.

    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.

    Rob Bouknight · March 14, 2013
  • Stephen

    Excellente! Margaritas are on point!

    Stephen · March 9, 2013
  • NOM NOM Boris

    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 @

    NOM NOM Boris · February 5, 2013
  • Chris

    Great good and even better margaritas, stay away from the tasteless enchiladas though.

    Chris · February 1, 2013
  • Audrey A.

    Get a small pitcher of sangria to start your night out right ;P

    Audrey A · January 25, 2013
  • Carolina M.

    Order a frozen margarita is the best ! Ah! And beef fajitas!

    Carolina Morales · December 15, 2012
  • Tricia H.

    Don't expect to come here without seeing a child take its first steps. Prior to 8pm the bar area is basically a daycare.

    Tricia Haynes · August 13, 2012
  • Alex P.

    It's ALL about the margaritas. And the Sante Fe platter (vegetarian or not, it's AWESOME).

    Alex Priest · August 5, 2012
  • Ogun H.

    Try the Paloma Platter - Scrumptious grilled quail with Mexican spices. #unique #tasty

    Ogun Holder · July 30, 2012
  • Lauren

    Margs at Guapos are better but the chips and food are the best I've found in NW

    Lauren · July 5, 2012
  • John

    Delicious, fun Mexican restaurant and bar. The frozen margarita swirls are homo.

    John · June 27, 2012
  • Matt H.

    Best salsa in DC!

    Matt Harris · June 24, 2012

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