Another Kailua gem!A very unique menu consisting of mainly local products. The price is reasonable for the portions and excellent quality. Getting a table was a snap using OpenTable. We were seated and had our drinks within five minutes.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food without going downtoI went to this placed based on reviews from opentable. I have to say they were right on the money. The food was outstanding. I had the steak special and my wife had the seafood special. We kept stealing bites off of each others plates. Easily some of the best food we've had on the island. The drinks were not very good. Other than that, this place was great.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBravo!!!Simply effusive over our last visit! Cactus is one of our island wide favorites...we're there about every three weeks and have never been disappointed. This visit was the tops!
Service: Perfect...thanks Ariel!
Food: Incredible...Churrasco Mixto...the incredible meat feast! Well done, John, Thomas and Rey!
Cheers!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBest YetExcellent, attentive, kid-friendly service supported by some of the best seafood and fish on Oahu. Cactus offers a fresh spin on "south of the border" cuisine, local, fresh ingredients, and really good margaritas. You shouldn't pass on the dark chocolate and cinnamon gelato, either.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place! It's a bitLove this place! It's a bit of a drive for me, but totally worth it. The food is tasty and interesting. I'll be back for sure!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome as AlwaysGreat job AGAIN by Thomas, Rey and team...Jamie, Tessa, Brooke, et al, thanks for the great service.
Carne special and Seafood Inspiration special...both were exquisite. The beef (strip steak) was at least 2 inches thick, cooked perfectly med rare and presented slices with Jalepeno chimi-churrie...awesome. The mahi mahi was nicely grilled and flavorful. Well done across the board!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!The food is fantastic, it's so hard to pick just one entree! The staff is very friendly, energetic and accommodating. We will be back for more!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFESTIVE!!The Cocktails were fabulous...The mix of sangria and margarita granita, to die for. The Shangri-la Martini outstanding. We had many things, The tacos, the Meet Platter, The Jidori Chicken, Masa Chicken, Quinoa, Risotto....all were a cut above. Great tastes, funky pairings all work. Good job!!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food!Tired of the old standbys when you read a menu? This is the place to go. The food here is wonderful! You can tell a lot of thought went into making this menu. Kudos to the owner and chef!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA great place to eat. LocalA great place to eat. Local products prepared very well!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA different menu for us, neededA different menu for us, needed help with ordering as we were not familiar with the blend of Latin America and Mexican food. Kelly Ann, our fab Sicilian waitress added a lot of color to our great dining experience and did a great job on her recommendations - the braised short ribs and risotto with chicken and the wonderfully fresh and delicious guacamole. Yumm! It was a fun and gastronomically fulfilling evening.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoyed our experienceWe really enjoyed our experience at Cactus. The food was high quality and flavorful. The wait staff was friendly and a pleasure to talk with. We had lunch and are planning to return for dinner.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome as always, thoughAwesome as always, though we missed seeing Rey in the kitchen...happy he had a night off! My wife had her favorite Tostada while I had the specialty pork chop...it was wonderful.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was an overall wonderfulThis was an overall wonderful experience. Great service and they accommodated both gluten free and vegetarian diets in our group. The food was wonderful.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI truly enjoyed my dinnerI truly enjoyed my dinner at the Cactus, the service from the hostess, to the waitress and bus boy, were fantastic. There was also (I assume) the owner's wife who came by our table to check in several times and offered great conversation to let us know about the "Cactus" and the food.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFor three of the people inFor three of the people in our group of four this was a first time experience and everyone raved about the food. We are an investment club and have dinner out every four months. We usually try different restaurants each time but the group said they'd like to return to Cactus next time because the food was so good.
Making reservations through Open Table was easy and convenient especially when I had to change the reservation twice when two members had to change plans.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFry bread! Cerviche! TaroFry bread! Cerviche! Taro fritters for dessert special! Yummy!! Last time we were there we had a great server, but this time....it wasn't bad, it just was off at times. We did enjoy the food, and bought a round for the kitchen because of it.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved Loved Loved our diningLoved Loved Loved our dining experience! We will be back soon!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMy first time to Cactus, butMy first time to Cactus, but it won't be my last. Everything was perfect!!!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMVery pleased with my overallVery pleased with my overall experience at Cactus! The food was delicious and the server was very friendly and knowledgeable.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMcindy was an excellent server,cindy was an excellent server, friendly, helpful and responsive. Great food, we did "sampling platters" which was a great way to show and share a new menu.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious gourmet Latin AmericanDelicious gourmet Latin American flavors with Hawaiian ingredients - perfect combination! Ceviche tasted too fishy, wild boar empanadas and chicken coyotas are good starters, but the mains are what stood out. Brazilian mariscada with farofa dumplings - incredible! So many flavors and textures! Duck carnitas are also delicious, masa crusted chicken breast also good.Pisco sour is a bit strange tasting, but the staff replaced the drink with no questions asked. Other drinks were a hit (especially roasted pineapple mojito).2/3/2013 12:00:00 AM