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Cactus Cantina

3300 Wisconsin Ave. NW (Macomb St. NW) Send to Phone
202-686-7222 | Menu
Always crowded Tex-Mex eatery known for its oversize portions.

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Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.
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Cactus Cantina, Washington, DC

Cactus Cantina Restaurant Review

: Cactus Cantina is a colorful and always-crowded spot to take the family for lusty Tex-Mex in Cleveland Park. Tortillas are made in an elaborate glassed-in machine that may interest the kids while they’re waiting for a table. Once seated, don’t limit yourself to the combination platters. Some of the best offerings come from the mesquite grill --- barbecued quail, grilled shrimp, crusty spareribs and the inevitable fajitas. Start your meal with a tamale, soft and flavorful inside its cornhusk wrapping and stuffed with smoky shreds of pork. Portions are generous: Expect enough food for a doggie bag. Consider a Mexican beer to complement your meal.



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