Steel Cactus - Southpointe

3.7
23 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican


Welcome to Steel Cactus - Southpointe, Mexican Restaurante and Cantina!

Steel Cactus stands out among the rest as the fun, tasty, and edgy destination!


Steel Cactus is located on Main Street in Southpointe Business Park.

Open for brunch, lunch, dinner, happy hour and late nightlife.

For private events please reach out to Rebecca at 724-299-1360 or rebeccaf@ampdgroup.com
What 23 People Are Saying
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3.9
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4.0
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BP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Server Great! Food was very good but with the Windows’s open it was very hot. After a few drinks and spicy salsa.. I needed a fan! 91 degree days... too hot for no AC!

LP
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went around 12 o'clock for lunch with a party of about 8 people. We made a reservation with Open Table, so our table was ready as soon as we got there. The restaurant filled in pretty quickly after we got there. It took them a while to get our food out, but that was expected with our big party. The food was great and the servers were very friendly! I will definitely be going back sometime soon!

S
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Restaurant was too loud to carry on a conversation. Everyone was yelling to hear each other. Food was ok

D
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Ordered the Mexican Cobb Salad with chicken. Not much Chicken. My husband ordered Chicken Fajitas. Not much chicken on his either. Wait staff was very unorganized and forgot several we ordered.
Finally got items when we were almost finished eating. We did enjoy the Dip Trio appetizer. We waited so long for a restaurant to go into this space in Southpointe. Thought we'd give it a try but were disappointed.

LL
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

The good: the waiter we had, Kyle, was very personable, kind and attentive. The atmosphere is nice. Big open windows on a beautiful night. Very enjoyable to sit there and watch people and cars go by. Pinto beans were good.

The not as good: Honestly, the food is pretty bland. I had the chorizo tacos and it didn’t have the spices you expect. The so called slaw was a tiny bit of purple cabbage, supposedly pickled I suppose, but it didn’t add flavor. The avocado creme was also tasteless. I think they put the chipotle sauce on it, which I didn’t ask for, but it was the only thing I tasted. Pinto beans, actually were good, as noted above. Street corn, a tiny bowl of corn, not on the cob as I had come to think of street corn, wasn’t bad. Ordered the blood orange margarita. Pretty tasty, but hardly any alcohol in it. Ordered regular margarita to see if it was better....it was not. Tasted like it came from a mix, or prepared bottle, again, little alcohol. They are definitely making a killing on those mixed drinks. My companion had chicken tacos, and the feedback was the same....not much flavor, not worth making the trip.

Was hoping for a new place to eat in the area, but I will go back to my tried and true Mexican place up the street, Los Chiludos.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mothers day

RR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed the brunch menu for Mother's Day. We've eaten at Steel Cactus a few other times, but never for brunch. The family agreed that we loved the brunch menu even more than the regular menu.

B
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and we had great service. We will definitely go back.

M
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good, very basic. Not overkill on the sauces etc. kinda like how you’d get food out of a food truck! I liked that....

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

Went for my son’s Cinco de Mayo Birthday celebration on Saturday at this place... was great! Just too bad it was raining.... would have loved to be at the outside bar!! Our party of eight enjoyed the atmosphere and would surely go again.. Waitress was very attentive and sweet, and asked the band to play Happy Birthday for my son and his friend who celebrated a birthday a few days before... thank u making this day special for us!!

K
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This restaurant did not realize we had made a reservation on open table - I'm not sure they actually use the platform?

SZ
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

There was 1 very loud group on a relatively slow evening— could not hear conversation over the table until they left.

RJ
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Food not good server, Rene was great, super helpful

GC
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere, and our server was a delight. Great place for food and drinks in the Southpointe Town Center.

s
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

food came hot, fast and was delicious.

It was freezing in there.

LS
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The service was very good but the seats were uncomfortable. The food was just okay. I would go back for drinks & appetizers but not for dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

There were 6 people in our party. The food was awful and so were the margaritas. I ordered a fajita burrito
There was one tiny piece of chicken, three very small pieces of green pepper, no cheese and it was filled with white rice. It came with no type of melted cheese
Or sauce on burrito. It was a very dry tasteless burrito. None of us will return to this restaurant

DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Everything good but waitress placed an entirely different order than what my husband had said. He ordered fajitas and she wrote enchiladas. My husband was kind enough to accept the entree, but no one approached us as far as management or offered to take the price of the food off of the bill.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

It's a very cute place, and the service was fairly good. Unfortunately the food was not that great. The queso dip was bland. I ordered the carnitas burrito, in which the actual meat was very scarce (mostly rice and some beans). My husband ordered tacos, but the shells were extremely hard, there was barely any meat, and he was left still hungry, as the tacos were very tiny. We weren't impressed, sadly. We wanted to like this place, but I don't think we'll be back any time soon.

JK
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

All of the wait staff were awesome and Rich the bartender was exceptional. The food was decent.

Arrange for a surprise party for a 17-year-old girl with 10 of her close girlfriends. I wife and I and her mother sat at the bar while they sat in a large table and enjoyed themselves.

Was really surprised by the ambience and when I walked in and sat down at the bar I was thinking this would be a great place to make a regular hunt for happy hour and to meet friends for meals.

Steel cactus fell short, very short, on the quality of their margaritas. They certainly weren’t made with fresh ingredients and they were the week is margaritas I’ve ever had. I had two in the regular talk glass and was dissapointed. I had a third and requested a short cocktail glass and still it it was weak. Not a good value whatsoever. Resorted to a beer, finish the birthday party we were having and bolted

DS
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We excellent service and food quality. Victoria was great, very good considering opened recently as well. Blood orange margarita was delicious and, keep it up.

PS
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

They were out of quite a few things such as Cabernet wine which is a very popular wine. The merlot she served me was not very good. They were out of some food items also and just opened. She said they were short handed so hopefully once they get more people to work it will be better. Overall just an ok experience. When opening a new restaurant i was hoping for a great experience

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Laser night at Southpointe