- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Love this place! It’s definitely the new hot spot on Rutgers campus. Food is excellent! Love the ambiance.
The service received by our waitress was very poor. We placed our drink and appetizer order first and asked she come back as my sister was undecided. Our appetizers and drinks came we finished our appetizers and our waitress had and still come back to take our entrée order we had to flag her down I think that a waiter should come back promptly and check on you or she should’ve came back when she saw that the appetizers has been served the fact that so much time had passed to me was really unacceptable
Excellent food and service, even the cactus was great with the fajitas. Margaritas are really good
i loved this restaurant! good food for a good price. the virgin mojitos are so good! i would recommend.
Way to loud for lunch. It’s not a club.
Amazing! Will definitely frequent often. Lots of options for vegetarians and vegans. Drinks were delicious!
Outdoors doesn't open until 3pm even though we requested outdoors for lunch and it came back as outdoors.
Long wait for service
Great food and service!
I’ve never had bland salsa! Wow! Everything lacked flavor. Even the beans and rice. I had the oxtail tacos. They were below average. Not the fresh “taco” taste. This place has potential as it’s in a good location, looks inviting inside with a fully stocked bar but they need a new cook. The frozen sangria was good but that’s about it. Can’t even recommend for drinks and snacks because the salsa was not even good! Pity....
Good reception on check in. Prompt service on food order since we were in a hurry
This is one of my top favorite mexican restaurants! The atmosphere is so different and colorful. It’s chill but lively at the same time. The food every time has been delicious. And the drinks.. so good!
Friday was our first time at Fat Cactus, and surely won’t be our last. Delicious food and great atmosphere. Highly recommend the nachos to start as well as the guacamole to go with your chips. Frozen Sangria was a nice treat as well.
Food was delicious, ambience and vibe were 👌🏽
Food was good, waitress super nice and attentive, prices pretty decent. Would definitely go again.
Service was good and were sat at our seats rather quickly. Even though I did not enjoy what I ordered but boyfriend enjoyed his
Great food ! Great vibes ! Would go back and my drink was good too !
The first waitress who took care of us denied us a request we made but the second waitress was very friendly and helped us. It took a long time to get us some tacos, but the food was fine.
Food is good here. Great options. I’ve been here a few times and usually order the tacos. I tried the rice and beans once and didnt care for that. I usually enjoy what I order though.
Great place. Would recommend. Amazing cocktails and build your own tacos
Food was excellent
Great food and ambience, I would come back. The only thing is they’re super strict about the 90 minutes even if the place isn’t full or anyone’s waiting. They put a paper on the table with the time you have to leave by. Although it was plenty of time we felt rushed with the paper. Besides that everything was perfect, I’d definitely come back.
Pre celebration for my sister’s new job, had a great time!
Food and the vibe was great! Drinks we good and strong.
Super nice restaurant. Food was great. Everything is cleaned extremely well. Hygiene is their upmost priority, which I think we can all appreciate nowadays!
Awesome place and people!
Food was good. Table was too small to fit food for 2 people/ service was slow.
Overall not a bad place to eat, the prices were a bit high, and the table wasn't exactly big enough for two people
Love this place. It’s so clean and the service is excellent. The food is great and the portions are generous. The atmosphere is really fun. Give it a try!
Great ambiance, food was good, service could of been better
We had 3 different waitresses they completely forgot about my table and never brought drinks to me I believe the waitress name was Kayla she took my order and never came back to serve me. She was serving other tables and not mine. The other waitress came to 3 different times to ask what I was drinking and never returned back to my table either she disappeared and never came back. The last waitress rushed me and my girlfriend out of area and said we had to leave because her shift was over but in reality she wanted to close the section so all the tips could go to her all she had to do was move us to another section and keep the tab open with someone else but clearly she didn’t want to share tips . The crazy thing is her shift never ended either because she was then in another section serving
Reservation was at 5 for the 4 of us. 2 people from out group were late and the hostess stated that we have exactly an hour and a half from the time we sit down at the table. So we chose to wait for our friends. Once we were seated the waitress dropped off a little card stating what time we had to be done by, 6:19, and it also stated when we sat down which was 5:24. One of my friends pointed that out so I chose to address it w the waitress. She tried her hardest to convince me that the time adds up to an hour and a half. I told her that it wasn’t even an hour. As she stood there trying to prove her point I just told her whatever it’s fine will be out by the time indicated. Yes we were “late” but don’t tell me that’s it better to wait for the rest of our group if you’re gonna just end up trying to kick us out anyway and even if we sat at our table at 5, 6:19 still is NOT an hour and half. The waitress should spend her weekends learning basic math not working at a restaraunt
Great place and Great Food
There were plenty of people working to serve the groups at the restaurant and that part was fine. The main meal did take a long time to come out and frankly it wasn’t that great when I did. We don’t like to complain because it makes everyone uncomfortable but the food was really marginal for all of us. Dessert was good. Including tip we spent $200 I certainly didn’t feel like we got a $200 meal for four people. That’s a lot of money for the food to be mediocre
Food was excellent and service was great . Went on a busy night and the bar needed extra help the drinks were not coming out quick waited 20mins for a cocktail but the manger was great and helped and gave us a free shot . But overall the place is nice and food is excellent and service.
Fat Cactus was really good. Our server was super attentive, we got our food and dessert right away, the food was good, and the ambiance was really good (trendy, hip restaurant/bar). I especially loved, loved, loved the dessert that we got, the Panchicano. Highly recommend. The only thing that I was a little miffed about was that I repeatedly asked whether it was possible to turn the heat down (the heat was right above our table), and my requests largely went unheard. Both my friend and I were sweating through our shirts. But still, good place, and I would go back (but I would insist on sitting on the bottom floor haha compared to the top level).
Food was delicious and the service (Savannah) was top notch. I had the pork belly tacos, & my friend had the revolution burrito. Both were so good. So nice to have a fancy Mexican place so close to home.
Great food and drinks
awesome food music was great there was no wait service was outstanding
You can order delivery directly from Fat Cactus using the Order Online button. Fat Cactus also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 543-1153.
Fat Cactus is rated 4.5 stars by 81 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.