Steel Cactus Bethel Park

3.9
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25 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Welcome to Steel Cactus Bethel Park!
Steel Cactus is located within the Cool Springs Complex.
We are open for brunch, lunch, dinner, happy hour and nightlife. For reservations over 12 people please contact our Marketing and Events Manager Rebecca at 724-299-1360
What 25 People Are Saying
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NU
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I really liked the outdoor space. There was music but it wasn't so loud we couldn't hear each other. It was a very nice evening. We enjoyed tacos and a cobb salad . The pitcher of margaritas was refreshing and went well with our dinner. We will definitely go back.

RM
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 1

Unfortunately, our trip to Steel Cactus was a disappointment. We knew this location had just recently opened, so it was unexpected to have to deal with a fruit fly problem like we did at this location. My beer had a fruit fly floating in it when it arrived at my table. The fruit flies also kept landing on my food, which was already just OK. The waitress was delightful, but the guy who I'm assuming was the manager did little to remedy the fruit fly situation outside of turning air conditioning on full blast in an effort to get the fruit flies to vacate our seating area. This was probably poor judgment considering it was already chilly outside, and the vents aim straight down on us and our tables. To that effect, the HVAC seems to have been poorly designed with no consideration for patrons who will be seated under the vents and inevitably have dust blown straight into their food and drinks once this establishment has been open more than a few months. We were really looking forward to a pleasant date night here at Steel Cactus, but our experience fell far short of our expectations. We won't be back here anytime soon.

E
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is the first time I went to this location. The place is huge with a lot of outdoor seating and a nice bar. The food was really good. Only slight criticism is that the meal I always get was not consistent with the other locations. My mom got the same meal as she did last time, but this time it was way too spicy to eat. Nonetheless, I would go back and would recommend to others. It's nice to have an alternative spot in the South Hills.

DB
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Worst dining experience I've had in a long time. Never received the drinks we ordered. Told later there was no bartender. Tables went uncleared for the entire 90 minutes we were there. This place is understaffed and filthy. Chips and salsa we're good, but the meals were lousy.

RS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good. Not great. I certainly wasn’t overwhelmed. The server was on point. Very professional. Ambiance was great. Very cool atmosphere. But I go out to eat mainly for the food, and I just wasn’t overwhelmed. Good. Not great.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our anniversary

BP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent as well as the service. Will definitely be back for another visit as this was our first time.

SR
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Hostess does not have an electronic check in device so she did it know what we meant by Open Table. Burrito was mostly rice. Good taste but needed more protein. Also, why give a side of rice when there is rice in the burrito???

AB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

It was just an OK experience. Run of the mill Mexican food and over priced drinks. It wasn’t horrible but nothing memorable either.

P
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable meal . I had the taco bowl. My husband had the fajitas. We were both pleased with the food and the service. (TVs available and the waitress changed the station for us). Adequate parking. Close to main roads.

PD
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

First time. We chose “Mexican inspired” dishes and couldn’t evaluate whether any “authentic Mexican” are offered.
We were there for Sunday Lunch, just before Christmas. Crowd was light but growing by the time we left.
The space is large and nicely furnished and decorated. The room seems acoustically very live (potentially loud with a large crowd)
Service was polite but not particularly welcoming nor quick.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very helpful waitress

MA
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The food was AWFUL. The chips were from a bag. The guacamole was from a tube that was not made there. The margarita’s were HORRIBLE!! They were low on tequila and HEAVY on sourness. I tried a regular and thought maybe a mango would be better. WRONG! I left it on the table. They even CHARGED for salsa. That too was HORRIBLE. This place is not worth your time or money. Taco Bell would have been a much better choice.

RD
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

It was ok, Really loud and hard to have conversation with my party!

JM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Friendly waitstaff . Already planning to go back

K
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our Server was excellent. He was personable and efficient.

A
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The restaurant is modern and clean but extremely loud. I could not hear the person sitting across the table from me. You have to pay for basic chips and salsa; the salsa was good, the chips were chewy. The menu is interesting; however, the food was bland, lukewarm and very salty. Service was really awful and our waitress went MIA for about 20 minutes while we were waiting for our check. I used to wait tables and the staff (at least our waitress) needs basic training. A slight smile or even a sign that we were not a huge imposition would have helped. She got one order wrong, never checked on us and when she visited our table she never removed any dirty dishes, rather after she delivered the check, she stacked every plate on the table in front of us - we never did receive all our silverware; still waiting for knives until after dinner was over, never saw a spoon for the iced tea. The chicken fajita meat was well seasoned (on the salty side) but the tortillas that they provide for the fajitas are so small - about the size of a small hamburger bun - that all you can fit is 1 piece of chicken and a little lettuce and cheese; plus, you have to pay extra for rice. I was really looking forward to a new option for Mexican food - perhaps I will try again in about 6 months.

T
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

They have a fruit fly problem. Service was subpar but the food was good

w
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

young attentive servers, good out door seating . games available , noisy, kid friendly, go for the happy hour drink specials but eat else where because the food is Americanized average texmex.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

M
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We were seated at a dinner table.
Waitress stopped by 3 separate times and said, I'll be right back.
Food wasn't even warm, forget about hot.

MO
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed the food. The service was acceptable. The restaurant is very noisy. You cannot hold a conversation with the person across the table. We noted that it was a birthday dinner when the reservation was made online. There was no acknowledgement of the birthday whatsoever.

C
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We had a brunch reservation for 8 people at the new Steel Cactus. It was 10:30 a.m. We were immediately told they had a “modified” brunch menu meaning only 3 brunch items rather than the dozen or so advertised. Side fish portions are too small. Chorizo was bland taco meat. Very disappointing.

JS
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for brunch on the day after their grand opening. We ordered the churro french toast and breakfast burrito. Both entrees came with scrambled eggs and potatoes. The food was excellent. We also had an order of build your own tacos. They were also quite tasty. Since the place was new, it was very quiet, but that may change with some time. Plenty of free parking in their own lot.

KR
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Food was ok, took an hour and came out cold but it was grand opening and they were overwhelmed. Great atmosphere and our waitress was friendly and nice.