Steel Cactus - Shadyside

3.2
10 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
We serve authentic and delicious Mexican cuisine and drinks on both the second and third floors that encompass the restaurant. A fun open-air retractable rooftop makes for a fantastic spot for outdoor eating and late night drinking! Open Monday through Thursday 11AM-12AM. Saturday and Sunday 10AM-2AM.
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SM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We went to steel cactus on a Friday night with reservations at 8:30,we were seated promptly and our server was over to wait on us fairly quickly,the food and drinks were great and our server was excellent,the only issue we had was that there was no air conditioning and it was over 80 degrees outside,our server kept apologizing and told us that the air had just broken and they were waiting on a part for it, while that’s fine and we understood it was beyond there control, we didn’t get why they didn’t have fans going or at least open some windows.We were pretty toasty while eating and we recommended that they didn’t seat anyone in the section that we were in because it was right next to the kitchen and it was hot! If it wasn’t for that issue it would have been a perfect experience. I would go back when the air is fixed.

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J
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Slow service and unclean tables and floors. Literally felt my rubber shoe soles sticking to the floor

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ML
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was slow, orders were incorrect and host and hostess were very disorganized.

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

Great service and food. Excellent choice for Mother’s Day dinner!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

We had to ask for our drinks over and over again at our table until a different server brought 2 out of the 3 drinks ordered. Got charged for the wrong drinks as well as the amount of drinks ordered, and was pretty much neglected by wait staff all night. Only got 1 appetizer and a drink and was there for over an hour. Needless to say I’ll be going to the south side from now on...!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was ok. I think they’re better know for their drinks.

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MJ
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Our server appeared to have too many tables in multiple sections of the restaurant. If it wasn't for the Awesome Host we wouldn't have gotten extra napkins or drink refills. I was disappointed with my overall experience. The Awesome Host saved this from being a one star review.

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HW
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Loved the guacamole. Chicken fajitas were burned. The chicken was very dry. The burrito was delicious

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious carne Asada (steak) meal.

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J
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time in Shady Side. It is a great area to walk around, shop and enjoy a great day out. We stopped at Steel Cactus and had a wonderful inexpensive meal and washed it down with a couple great margaritas! Service was fantastic

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