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Fat Cactus, New Brunswick, NJ

Fat Cactus

4.4
4.4
258 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

Located in the heart of the lively George Street area of New Brunswick, Fat Cactus Mexican Cantina, is the number one destination for both authentic and American-style Mexican food. Enjoy table-side guacamole or a variety of tacos made fresh before your eyes at our very own taco truck! Our frozen margarita menu and tequila and rum cocktails are sure to transport you to the agave fields of Central Mexico. Enjoy your favorite meal while listening to our various mariachi bands or our guest DJs on Fridays and Saturdays. Our kitchen is open late everyday and all day, so there will be plenty of opportunities to come see what we are all about!

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Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern, Tex-Mex

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 3:30 pm–9:15 pm Tue, Wed 3:30 pm–10:15 pm Thu 3:30 pm–11:15 pm Fri, Sat 3:30 pm–1:15 am

  • Phone number

    (732) 543-1153

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    New Brunswick

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Table Side Guacamoles

  • Caramelized Pineapple & Bacon Guacamole$10.69

    Diced Caramelized Pineapple Topped with Bacon Crumbles, Seasoned with Salt, Pepper, and Garlic

    • Pineapple Habanero Guacamole$10.89

      Avocado Mixed with Fiery Habanero Peppers, Red Onions, Tomatoes, Lime, Cilantro, and Diced Pineapples

      • Guacamole al Cameron$13.49

        Juicy Baby Shrimp Mixed with Chipotle Aioli, Guajillo Peppers, Lime, Chili Ancho, and Red Onions

        • Mango & Cactus Guacamole$10.49

          Ripe Mangos, Bite Size Cactus, and Jalapeños Mixed in with Avocado

          • Ghost Pepper Fajita Guacamole$11.29

            Fajita Spiced Creamy Avocado with Diced Roasted Onions, Peppers and Garlic, Mixed with Ghost Peppers

            • Roasted Poblano & Corn Guacamole$10.29

              Roasted Poblano and Charred Corn, Garlic, and Cilantro Mixed with Avocado, Tomato, and Lime

              • Roasted Red Pepper & Garlic Guacamole$11.19

                Roasted Garlic Infused Olive Oil with Pieces of Roasted Garlic, Pureed Roasted Red Pepper Mixed in with Avocado Red Onion, Jalapeño, Cilantro, and Lime

                Salsas

                • Salsa Trio$6.19

                  Pick 3 Salsas from our hand-crafted salsa choices. Served with tortilla chips

                  • Salsa Verde$2.49

                    mild

                    • Regular House Salsa$2.49

                      mild to medium

                      • Fire Roasted Habanero$2.49

                        hot

                        • Fire Roasted Tomatillo & Corn Salsa$2.49

                          mild

                          • Cactus Salsa$2.49

                            mild

                            • Strawberry, Mango & Avocado$2.49

                              mild

                              Sauces

                              • Avocado & Cilantro Crema

                                • Ghost Pepper

                                  • Chipotle Sour Cream

                                    • Garlic Cilantro Aioli

                                      • Ancho Chili Mayo

                                        • Southwestern Tarter

                                          • Creamy Jalapeño

                                            • Chipotle Lime Vinaigrette

                                              • Roasted Red Pepper

                                                • Chipotle Sauce

                                                  Appetizers

                                                  • Queso$7.75

                                                    A Smooth Mexican Blend of Cheeses Melted to Perfection and Seasoned with Jalapeños and Other Spices; Topped with Pico de Gallo

                                                    • Fresh Guacamole$8.39

                                                      Smashed Creamy Avocado Made Daily with Fresh Cilantro, Tomatoes, Onions, and Jalapeños

                                                      • Mexican Shrimp Ceviche$11.45

                                                        Cooked Baby Shrimp with Diced Onions, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Avocado, Jalapeño, and Cilantro; Marinated in Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice and Served on Top of Crispy Green Plantains

                                                        • Empanadas$8.50

                                                          Chicken Tinga and Mixed Cheese filled in a Hand Made Corn Masa and Fried to Order; Served with a Creamy Jalapeño Sauce

                                                          • Cheese Empanadas$8.00

                                                            Filled with Melted Cheese and Scallions, served with Jalapeño Aioli

                                                            • Ghost Pepper Wings$11.50

                                                              Wings Smothered in a Spicy Ghost Pepper Sauce, served with a Buttermilk Ranch

                                                              • Pork Wings$12.45

                                                                Pork Wings Blended in a Sweet and Spicy Sauce, served with Buttermilk Ranch

                                                                • Fundito

                                                                  Melted Blend of Cheddar and Monterey Jack Cheese. Served with our Homemade Tortilla Chips

                                                                  • With Ground Chorizo$8.25
                                                                  • With Baby Shrimp$10.75
                                                                • Flautas

                                                                  A Flour Tortilla Rolled Tightly and Deep-Fried Golden Brown. Served with Queso and Avocado Crema

                                                                  • With Seasoned Pulled Chicken$8.25
                                                                  • With Barbacoa$10.25
                                                                  • With Oxtail and Cheese$10.45
                                                                • Southwest Flautas$9.25

                                                                  Hand Rolled Flour Tortilla Stuffed with Cream Cheese, Red and Green Peppers, Corn, Black Beans, and Scallions; Topped with Southwest Seasoning and served with Avocado Crema and Queso

                                                                  • Fat Cactus Nachos$10.50

                                                                    Nachos Smothered in Refried Beans, Queso, Tomatoes, Lettuce, Pico de Gallo, Avocado Crema, Sour Cream, Jalapeños, and Mixed Cheese

                                                                    • Tamales$8.45

                                                                      2 Homemade Masa Tamales Stuffed with your choice of Chicken or Pork Carnitas, served with a Red Enchilada Sauce or Salsa Verde and Topped with Sour Cream

                                                                      • Fire Wontons$8.25

                                                                        Deep Fried to a Crisp and filled with Jalapeño Cream Cheese and Cheddar Cheese, served with Garlic Cilantro Aioli

                                                                        • Mexican Street Corn$7.25

                                                                          Corn Tossed in a Chipotle Cream Sauce, Cilantro, Jalapeños, Cotija Cheese, and Fresh Squeezed Lime

                                                                          • Gorditas$8.49

                                                                            Crispy Homemade Corn Tortilla Topped with Refried Beans, Lettuce, Pico de Gallo, Sour Cream and Queso Fresco. Choice of: Pork Carnitas, Ground Beef, or Chicken Tinga

                                                                            Soups & Salads

                                                                            • Tortilla Soup$6.25

                                                                              Rich Chicken Broth Flavored with Onions, Tomatoes, Corn, and Black Beans, finished with a Dash of Cream Crispy Tortillas Chips, Avocado, Sour Cream, and Cheese

                                                                              • Creamy Mexican Corn Soup$5.50

                                                                                Creamy Corn Chowder, with Cilantro, Corn, Onions, and Jalapeños; Mixed with Fresh Mexican Spices

                                                                                • Soup of the Day

                                                                                  • MP
                                                                                • Tostada Salad$8.95

                                                                                  3 Mini Crispy Taco Shells Topped with Mexican Rice, Black Beans, Lettuce, Red Cabbage, Pico de Gallo and Mexican Blend Cheese; Served with a Chipotle Lime Vinaigrette

                                                                                  • Caesar Salad$8.25

                                                                                    Romaine Lettuce with Croutons and Parmesan Cheese; Classic Caesar Dressing

                                                                                    • House Salad$6.50

                                                                                      Mixed Greens with Cucumber, Tomatoes, and Avocado, Served with Your Choice of Dressing

                                                                                      • Cactus Salad$8.75

                                                                                        Silky Cactus Mixed with Corn, Garlic, Jalapeños, Onions, Tomatoes, Jicama, Cotija Cheese, and Lime

                                                                                        Soups & Salads - Protein Additions

                                                                                        • Chicken$3.25

                                                                                          • Steak$4.25

                                                                                            • Shrimp$4.25

                                                                                              • Ahi Tuna$3.75

                                                                                                • Salmon$5.50

                                                                                                  Fajitas

                                                                                                  Served with Rice and Beans. Ask your Server for gluten free option

                                                                                                  • Blackened Chicken$16.25

                                                                                                    Sautéed with Onions and Peppers, served with Flour or Corn Tortillas, Pico de Gallo, Cheese, Sour cream, and Guacamole; Topped with Grilled Cactus Slices

                                                                                                    • Chimichurri Carne Asada$20.65

                                                                                                      Sautéed with Onions and Peppers, served with Flour or Corn Tortillas, Pico de Gallo, Cheese, Sour cream, and Guacamole; Topped with Grilled Cactus Slices

                                                                                                      • Mixed Seafood$20.95

                                                                                                        Sautéed with Onions and Peppers, served with Flour or Corn Tortillas, Pico de Gallo, Cheese, Sour cream, and Guacamole; Topped with Grilled Cactus Slices

                                                                                                        • Surf & Turf$23.75

                                                                                                          Sautéed with Onions and Peppers, served with Flour or Corn Tortillas, Pico de Gallo, Cheese, Sour cream, and Guacamole; Topped with Grilled Cactus Slices

                                                                                                          • Vegetarian$15.50

                                                                                                            Served with Sautéed and Roasted Squash, Carrots, Mushrooms, Spinach, Peppers and Onions

                                                                                                            • Impossible Fajita$15.65

                                                                                                              Served with Sautéed and Roasted Squash, Carrots, Mushrooms, Spinach, Peppers and Onions

                                                                                                              Burritos

                                                                                                              Served with Rice and Beans or Seasoned Fries. Smother Any Burrito with Salsa Verde, Red Enchilada Sauce, Mole, Queso, and Mixed Cheese or Make it Chimichanga Style for +$2.75

                                                                                                              • 7 - Layer Dip Burrito$11.35

                                                                                                                The Famous 7-Layer Dip Wrapped in a Warm Tortilla and Stuffed with Refried or Black Beans, Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, Lettuce, Garlic Cilantro Aioli, Sour Cream, and Mexican Blend Cheese; Served with a side of Ranchera Salsa

                                                                                                                • Cajun Burrito

                                                                                                                  Stuffed with Mexican Rice, Refried Beans, Corn Jalapeño Cream Sauce, and Cheese

                                                                                                                  • Grilled Chicken$12.50
                                                                                                                  • Steak$13.75
                                                                                                                • Tejano Burrito

                                                                                                                  Stuffed with Crispy Fries, Mexican Rice, Black Beans, Pico de Gallo, Fried Egg, Garlic Cilantro Cream Sauce and Cheese

                                                                                                                  • Steak$14.75
                                                                                                                  • Chicken$13.75
                                                                                                                • Chipotle Burrito$13.45

                                                                                                                  Fried Chicken Breast, Mexican Rice, Fried Onions, Pico de Gallo, Mexican Blend Cheese and Chipotle Cream Sauce

                                                                                                                  • Revolution Burrito$14.75

                                                                                                                    Steak Mexican Rice, Fried Jalapeño Rings, Black Beans, Sautéed Onions, Mexican Blend Cheese, and Roasted Habanero Salsa

                                                                                                                    Enchiladas

                                                                                                                    Served with Rice and Beans

                                                                                                                    • 3 Corn Tortillas

                                                                                                                      All Topped with Monterey Jack and Cotija Cheese. Sauce Options (Choose Two): Red Enchilada Sauce, Mole, Salsa Verde, Queso. Stuffed with your Choice of:

                                                                                                                      • Cheese and Onion$8.99
                                                                                                                      • Spinach & Portabella Mushroom$9.99
                                                                                                                      • Chicken$11.50
                                                                                                                      • Carnitas$11.50
                                                                                                                      • Ground Beef$12.50

                                                                                                                    Quesadillas

                                                                                                                    Served with Rice and Beans or Seasoned Fries. Large Flour Tortilla with Melted Cheese; Served with Pico de gallo, Guacamole, and Sour Cream

                                                                                                                    • Chicken Quesadilla$11.25

                                                                                                                      • Barbacoa Quesadilla$14.65

                                                                                                                        • Shrimp Quesadilla$14.75

                                                                                                                          • Carnitas Quesadilla$13.45

                                                                                                                            Taco Combinations

                                                                                                                            Served with 2 Tacos and Sides

                                                                                                                            • Pork Belly Taco$14.65

                                                                                                                              Tender Pork Belly Caramelized in a Sweet and Spicy Marmalade; Topped with a Red Cabbage, Carrot, and Cilantro Slaw; Red Ancho Chilo Mayonnaise; Served with Yuca Frita and Mexican Rice

                                                                                                                              • Korean Short Rib$17.25

                                                                                                                                Tender Shredded Short Ribs Braised in Korean Spices and Topped with Red Cabbage, Red Onion, Jicama and Cilantro; Garnished with Cotija Cheese, Scallions, Sesame Seeds, and a Garlic Cilantro Aioli; Served with Mexican Corn and Rice

                                                                                                                                • Chipotle Lime Cauliflower$14.25

                                                                                                                                  Cauliflower Florets Marinated in Cajun Spices and Roasted to Perfection; Topped with Pickled Red Onions, Jicama, Cilantro, and Roasted Red Pepper Chipotle Crema; Garnished with Cotija Cheese and Served with a Cilantro Lime Rice and Black Beans

                                                                                                                                  • Coconut Shrimp Waca Taco$17.85

                                                                                                                                    Fried Shrimp Battered in Coconut Panko and Topped with Red Cabbage, Pico de Gallo, and Tartar Sauce; Garnished with Cotija Cheese and Doubled with a Crunchy and Soft Tortilla; Served with Cilantro Lime Rice and Sweet Plantains

                                                                                                                                    • Jamaican Jerk Chicken$14.59

                                                                                                                                      Grilled Tender Chicken Breast in Jerk Seasoning; Topped with Mango Cilantro Slaw and Garlic Cilantro Aioli; Served with Maduros and Cilantro Lime Rice

                                                                                                                                      • Oxtail Taco$16.65

                                                                                                                                        Oxtail Cooked and Marinated in a Guajillo Sauce and Topped with Pico de Gallo, Sour Cream, and Cotija Cheese; Served with Mexican Rice and Black Beans

                                                                                                                                        • Fat Cactus Taco$19.95

                                                                                                                                          Grande Fried Crispy Tortilla Filled with Mexican Rice, Refried Beans, Queso, Sour Cream, Lettuce, Pico de Gallo, Guacamole, and Mexican Blend Cheese; Topped with a Garlic Cilantro Aioli, Chipotle Sour Cream, Creamy Jalapeno Sauce, and Ghost Pepper Sauce; Served with a House Salad

                                                                                                                                          • Chimichurri Steak$18.85

                                                                                                                                            Steak Marinated in Classic Green Chimichurri Sauce that is Grilled and Topped with Pico de Gallo, Salsa Verde, and Cotija Cheese; Served with Mexican Rice and your Choice of Beans

                                                                                                                                            • Taco Mariscada$18.85

                                                                                                                                              Mixed Seafood Cooked in a Chipotle Lime and Cilantro Marinade; Garnished with Red Cabbage, Southwest Tartar Sauce, and Cotija Cheese; Served with Sweet Potato Fries and a Cilantro Lime Rice

                                                                                                                                              Entrees

                                                                                                                                              Served with Mexican Rice, Beans, Tostada Salad or Jalapeño Cheddar Corn Bread (Choice of Two)

                                                                                                                                              • Chicken Fajita Stuffed Pepper$15.95

                                                                                                                                                Whole Green Bell Pepper Stuffed with Cilantro Lime Rice, Black Beans, Onions, Corn, Chicken, Tomatoes, and Queso; Served with a Side of Tostada Salad and Jalapeño Cheddar Corn Bread. Vegetarian option available

                                                                                                                                                • Chili Relleno$15.89

                                                                                                                                                  Poblano Pepper Lightly Battered and Fried and Stuffed with a Mexican and Oaxaca Blend Cheese or with Ground Beef and Mixed Cheese; Topped with an Authentic Mexican Red Sauce and Cotija Cheese

                                                                                                                                                  • Chicken Mole$17.25

                                                                                                                                                    Chicken Quarters Cooked in an Authentic Mexican Mole Sauce topped with Sesame Seeds

                                                                                                                                                    • Chimichurri Carne Asada$24.89

                                                                                                                                                      Steak Cooked with Onion and Lime Garlic Marinade served with Chimichurri and a Cajun Garlic Butter

                                                                                                                                                      • Blackened Salmon$21.25

                                                                                                                                                        Salmon Cooked in Mexican Spices and Topped with a Garlic Cajun Butter

                                                                                                                                                        • Braised Mexican Oxtail$22.25

                                                                                                                                                          Oxtail Braised and Cooked in an Authentic Red Adobo Sauce, Onions, Peppers, and Garlic; Served with Cilantro Lime Rice, Black Beans, and Corn Tortillas

                                                                                                                                                          Sides

                                                                                                                                                          • Jalapeño Cheddar Corn Bread$4.25

                                                                                                                                                            • Cilantro Lime Rice$3.59

                                                                                                                                                              • Mexican Rice$3.59

                                                                                                                                                                • Black Beans$3.25

                                                                                                                                                                  • Refried Beans$3.25

                                                                                                                                                                    • Guacamole$2.25

                                                                                                                                                                      • Sour Cream$1.39

                                                                                                                                                                        • Pico de Gallo$1.39

                                                                                                                                                                          • Sweet or Green Plantains$5.79

                                                                                                                                                                            • Corn Tortillas$2.49

                                                                                                                                                                              • Flour Tortillas$2.49

                                                                                                                                                                                • Side Queso$3.79

                                                                                                                                                                                  • French Fries$4.39

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Grilled Cactus$4.39

                                                                                                                                                                                      Desserts

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Churros$7.49

                                                                                                                                                                                        Chocolate Stuffed

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sopapilla$7.49

                                                                                                                                                                                          with Chocolate Sauce

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownie Sundae$7.49

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Coconut Flan$7.49

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Fried Ice Cream$7.49

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Panchicano$7.49

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Crispy Coated Sweet Corn Cake on top of a Sweet and Creamy Tres Leches; Served with a Salted Caramel Ice Cream and Topped with White Chocolate Drizzle and Whipped Cream; Crunchy on the Outside and Deliciously Soft on the Inside!

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Last updated: February 1, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.4 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 4.4Food
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 4.3Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 4.5Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 4.2Value

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    VictoriaB

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Pretty good. I'd go back. Food was good. Definitely recommend to others.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. FM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    FaMiller

                                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                    16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lot of fun, great music and good food options

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    AnshumiT

                                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Excellent food, service and ambiance. This is my 10th visit all 9 times bring different friends and family from in town , out of town as well as out of country everyone enjoying food service and ambiance 💯👌

                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. IL

                                                                                                                                                                                                    IselinLocal

                                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                    37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                    37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Food service were excellent. Price reasonable. Overall very good. Noise is a bit too much.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. A

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Albert

                                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Don’t like the 2 hour limit. Dessert menu needs to improve. Other than that the Tacos are awesome.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on May 6, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Went on Cinco de Mayo and reserved a table. Service was quick, even with a busy bar, drinks came fairly quick. Food was amazing. For sure on he pricier side.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Philadelphia

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on May 5, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cinco de Mayo. Wasn’t so busy, but you would have thought otherwise from the subpar service, wait time and poor execution of the orders, quantity and quality of the food. We have been going to the Fat Cactus in New Brunswick quite regularly since we found it last year on Cinco de Mayo. The quality of the food and service had always been excellent, even last Cinco de Mayo when they seemed much busier. The last couple of visits there the service and quality of food seems to have fallen off. We waited at least a half hour just to get water the other day. Used to be water, tortilla chips and salsa we basically an immediate after seating. Chips came eventually, and the beers that we ordered when we first sat maybe 20 minutes later, and the water 30-45 minutes later. The tacos did not come as ordered missing about half of the “build your own” ingredients. Guacamole was about half as much as normal. When they finally served it, we had to ask for chips and wait. After the last couple of visits, we are now looking for a new consistent go to for our Mexican cuisine.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    kauaisummergirl

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Phoenix

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on May 2, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Great restaurant. Quesadilla was tasty and large.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  9. JV

                                                                                                                                                                                                    JasonV

                                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                    8 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Only negative we put our order in and all of the food came out at once instead of letting us enjoy our appetizers. By the time I got to my entree the food was colder and I felt rushed.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    FranS

                                                                                                                                                                                                    San Francisco

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Service was good. Waiter very attentive. Good size servings. Very loud, difficult to hear the person across the table from you. Not a place to go if you want to carry out a conversation.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    freeciab

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    31 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 24, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Great food, service, drinks, and pricing. Would dine again

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Frankfurt Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 23, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Good food, very nice place

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Seafood

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                    15 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    3.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 22, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    A DJ was playing super loud music after 9 pm. So, don’t go if you want to hear your dining companion talk.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Joanne

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Great strong drinks. Phenomenal guacs. Korean bbq tacos are unreal. Fun vibe for everyone.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  15. HC

                                                                                                                                                                                                    HappyCustomer

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Amazing food, great service, great vibe. Definitely coming back again in the near future!

                                                                                                                                                                                                  16. BD

                                                                                                                                                                                                    BethanyD

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Noise level: super loud Drinks: crazy strong Chips and salsa: not as good as Jose Tejas but good All the other food was great. Flauntas and barbacoa quesadilla was super yum. Service was fine. Didn’t get flatware and napkins until halfway through the apps. Drinks were backed up despite the place being only 3/4 full.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  17. w

                                                                                                                                                                                                    wenderei

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Atlanta

                                                                                                                                                                                                    12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                    12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                    This was a very pleasant surprise! Having over 6 guacamole choices and make your own tacos was awesome! The drinks were good, the ambiance wonderful, and the mariachi band so cool! It was energetic and a fun vibe. Highly recommend

                                                                                                                                                                                                  18. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                    overall3food1service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                    This was my second time dining here. The drinks are great and the atmosphere is live. The second experience was terrible the food was cold, overly salty, and the shrimp taco was disgusting. I was suggest they use the Cajun garlic shrimp that they have as an appetizer for the taco. Our waiter was great. He was nice and accommodated our every need.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  19. GP

                                                                                                                                                                                                    GaryP

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Atlantic City

                                                                                                                                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                    This is my third time! Great vibe, awesome food, service on point, however the drinks are so not complement the food, strong and not enjoyable

                                                                                                                                                                                                  20. S

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sophia

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                    One of my favorite spots in New Brunswick! Food and drinks are always amazing. The service is great and the staff is kind.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  21. J

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jennifer

                                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                    overall2food3service1ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                                    I love this restaurant but last night was not stellar. The service was poor, we didn't not get the right food, the bill was wrong, music was super loud and club-like. I felt like I was at a college party vs. the experiences in the past prior to happy hour.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  22. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                    overall2food3service1ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                                    The service was short on the performance side.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  23. SN

                                                                                                                                                                                                    ShankNCaseyR

                                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                    31 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                    31 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 28, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Food is authentic Mexican food. It was so amazing omg! The cocktails were to die for especially the Cactus Margarita. Definitely recommend this place. Parking is a nightmare but once you are in the restaurant you just feel like trying everything on the menu. Will definitely be going back.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  24. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                    It was great! The food was good and the ambience was nice

                                                                                                                                                                                                  25. t

                                                                                                                                                                                                    theressw

                                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                    overall3food2service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Service was great! Food was not good, unseasoned shrimp tacos chicken fajitas just tasted burnt. Drinks were STRONG which can be good but tasted like alcohol & not the strawberry requested margarita

                                                                                                                                                                                                  26. GC

                                                                                                                                                                                                    GinaC

                                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                    overall2food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thought we'd go there before a show. Server forgot to place our order and did not handle that well at all. After an hour he asked what our order was again and then basically ignored us, would keep his back to us as he walked by to tend to other tables, etc. We asked for our check as we had to leave to make the show time and our food was put on our table. The only saving grace was that the manager came out, acknowledged that the situation was not handled well by the server and comped the drink and appetizer we had while waiting for our food.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  27. AG

                                                                                                                                                                                                    ArsenioG

                                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Absolutely amazing food and service. Each meal was made fresh, and absolutely flavorful. Drinks were strong and perfectly portioned!

                                                                                                                                                                                                  28. L

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Love2try

                                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                    The whole vibe was nice and giving us a booth was everything.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  29. s

                                                                                                                                                                                                    stephensfam23

                                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                    17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                    17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Food was really good and prices weren’t bad. Pretty busy/popular place. Easy location to get to. Ambiance was casual and warm. Would like to go back and try their margaritas.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  30. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Great food. Very good service. Creative drinks. Reasonable prices. Fun, lively. atmosphere. Only drawback is the two hour table limit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  31. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                    overall3food2service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                    The food was ridiculously salty. Even the Cesar salad we had to start was salted. The barbaco meat was inedible because of the salt.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  32. m

                                                                                                                                                                                                    momm

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                    it was just such a fun environment to be in and the service was excellent. the frozen margarita was good but chipotle has a better burrito than this. expensive too

                                                                                                                                                                                                  33. DL

                                                                                                                                                                                                    DonnaL

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Orlando

                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                    I am not vegan, but tried the impossible fajitas and they were very good as well as the fresh and spicey guacamole.. Great place, will return for sure!

                                                                                                                                                                                                  34. RB

                                                                                                                                                                                                    RaulB

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Check it out. Come alone with friends or family !!! I’m sure you won’t regret it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  35. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                    overall2food2service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Drinks were ok. Nothing great or unique. Almost all drinks has orange liquor. No variety. I had ordered medium rare chimichurri steak and it was super dry. No flavor. Best was the guacamole.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  36. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Awesome!!!!! Will definitely return

                                                                                                                                                                                                  37. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                    overall3food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                    The ambience and waiter was super amazing! The drinks on the other hand seem to be a bit off. The piña colada tasted watered down and super strong and had a weird tasting flavor. This is my second time here for redemption of the first time went. The Margarita wasn’t so great either. Artificial juice and alcohol wasn’t the greatest. The appetizers that I ordered were the queso and Mexican corn which was not what I expected or the size of it to be. The best of the night were the create your own tacos and they tasted amazing. I would probably not go again unless it’s like a random day in the town and I would just go for the tacos.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  38. CB

                                                                                                                                                                                                    ChrissyB

                                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Delicious food and drinks and perfectly attentive wait staff.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  39. M

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mere

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                    overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Table was ready upon arrival, everything was pretty average though. Good but nothing to write home about.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  40. R

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Reggie

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                    I love this place and will definitely be back. The fresh guacamole is wonderful and my wife and daughter loved the tacos and fried ice cream!

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Contactless payment available
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Physical distancing

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Extra space between tables
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Screening

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                                                                                                  FAQs

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fat Cactus does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Fat Cactus also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 543-1153.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fat Cactus is rated 4.4 stars by 258 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Google Map for Fat Cactus

                                                                                                                                                                                                  350 George St New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2010

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                                                    New Brunswick

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 3:30 pm–9:15 pm Tue, Wed 3:30 pm–10:15 pm Thu 3:30 pm–11:15 pm Fri, Sat 3:30 pm–1:15 am

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern, Tex-Mex

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Street Parking

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                                                                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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