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Cactus Pear

3215 Jefferson Ave. (W. Nixon St.) Send to Phone
513-961-7400
Signature salsa and an eclectic menu make this near-college bistro a hit.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly
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3.5 rating over 3 reviews

Cactus Pear Restaurant Review

: This Southwestern bistro near the University of Cincinnati campus draws a college crowd for its Margarita Mondays, Brewsday Tuesdays and its signature smoky roasted tomato salsa. It also attracts a following of vegetarians with a menu that includes items like tofu, portobello or eggplant fajitas and kale chips as a side. Burgers and steaks are available, and Cactus Pear serves a surprising selection of Tex-Italian pastas; the house specialty is red-pepper noodles. Of course, this casual hangout is a bit dark and dated, and it can be pricey for what it is: not exactly Mexican and not exactly authentic anything else. But you can't go wrong with a plate of fajitas, especially if you wash it all down with a margarita or two. And don't forget to try the guacamole. For dessert, there's white chocolate bread pudding and a rustic apple tart with ice cream.

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