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jamesbra May 10, 2008 05:32 PM

I know I know - people might not consider this high brow enough, but what are people's latest opinions on the old Cactus in Madison Park. The last time I was here I had their fried chicken it was wonderful. Other times I've been there it was so - so. I've seen Bill Gates there 2 or 3 times. What are people's latest opinions?

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    jammin May 14, 2008 09:18 PM

    I agree the Mad Park location has a nice vibe, not the food is not 'fly in destination' foodie heaven, and yes a little pricey, but good flavors, decent quality, and great mix of fellow diners.

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      nseattlefoodie May 13, 2008 07:07 AM

      I go to the one in Madison Park, the nacho appetizer with chicken and a margarita is perfect for sitting out on the patio for lunch.

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        stolenchange May 12, 2008 10:32 PM

        Their smoked chicken quesadilla is my beloved dish. I've also been quite happy with their chorizo chimichanga and their chicken fajitas. Everything covered with their salsa. And downed with a Cactus margarita. Or two.

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          bourbongal May 12, 2008 08:40 PM

          I like the food, the drinks, and the atmosphere. I agree it's not a "foodie" destination but the meals are good and the margaritas are great. If it were less crowded, I would definitely go more often so they must be doing something right.

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            hungrydude May 12, 2008 12:57 PM

            I think Cactus is good...with two dishes that are GREAT. First, the Nachos with schredded chicken is fantastic. The other dish I get quite frequently is their butternut squash enchiladas, but with an addition. Ask them to add carnitas to the enchilada and the salty flavors balance perfectly with the sweet butternut squash. Enjoy!

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              firecracker May 10, 2008 07:05 PM

              My only experience has been with the Cactus in Kirkland and it's mediocre at best. Based upon at least five visits for dinner, I find the place loud, expensive and average in the food category. And I think I'm being generous with the "average" rating. Lots of better places to go IMO.

              1. landguy May 10, 2008 06:02 PM

                The new menu they came up with at the beginning of the year rocks imo. No one ever talks about it here yet its always busy, always.

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