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The Cactus Shop, New York, NY

The Cactus Shop

4.7
4.7
27 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
This vivacious venue is about to bring a whole new meaning to your typical speakeasy-style bar. Step inside, and you’ll immediately get a sense of establishment, the kind you’d find in an authentic cantina in Mexico City. Each colorful wall is adorned with artisan crafts, while an emporium of curated plants and products complement the enchanting atmosphere. When you want to step outside, an intimate courtyard will set the scene for many a heady summer’s evening or sleepy Sunday brunch.

From the elevated street food to the disarming décor and irresistible ambiance, The Cactus Shop is sure to set the tone for a new era of blended venues that blur the lines between bar, bistro, and boutique.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Cocktail Bar, Traditional Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Tue 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Wed 4:00 pm–12:00 am Thu 4:00 pm–2:00 am Fri 2:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (347) 749-8474

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Eduardo Dominguez

  • Private party facilities

    Looking to celebrate a special occasion? Birthday celebration, Work Event, Engagement Party? Our versatile space offers endless options for your private events, parties, and gatherings. Inquire through our website or by emailing us at Hello@thecactusshopnyc.com and our events team will get in touch with you shortly. ¡SALUD!

  • Neighborhood

    Williamsburg

  • Cross street

    Between Grand St and N First St

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Bedford Avenue Subway Station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 27 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved everything about this place
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was amazing & drinks were good, well displayed! Music was good too. A cute little hidden spot
  3. N

    Nomaretto

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    The cocktails and outdoor patio are the stars here. Tbh the tacos were rather unremarkable. Not bad, but really not great. Plantain chips and guac were pretty good though! If you sit outside (which you should, it's so cute)... But make sure you don't sit at the far back corner table. There are mosquitoes EVERYWHERE. My friends and my ankles are covered in mosquito bites now.
  4. SC

    SaltCitySchmoy

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Great cocktails
  5. T

    Trevor

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food, great drinks, great brunch experience. Would definitely go back.
  6. MC

    MariaC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, Mariachis came and it was very alive! Loved how Mexican cozy , colorful and fresh the interior design is. Margaritas were on point 👌🏽Food was ok, neither bad nor terrific.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Felt understaffed. Waited ages to put in out food order and was almost impossible to get the waiters attention to put in another drink order. The food was also really bland and chewy.
  8. A

    Amanda

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Sat at the bar and had a lovely time. Javi made great drinks and was really lovely.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service from start to finish was spectacular! Drinks and food didn’t disappoint! Will definitely be back!
  10. S

    Sweetchalklit

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    The Chicken Quesadilla was amazing but is should be an order of 2 not 3. The cocktail drinks are really expensive and the cocktail glasses are truly small. I ordered 2 drinks and 2 orders of quesadilla the total was $69 which is insane. The prices for drinks are expensive and menu is very limited.
  11. LN

    LocalNYCReview

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, great margaritas, and really cool patio space!

    The Cactus ShopResponded on June 23, 2022Hi there - thanks for leaving us a great review. Really appreciate it. Look forward to having you again.

  12. Y

    Yumm

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service & vibe!
  13. FC

    FernandoC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and food. Luis is the best waiter in town!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food,Music, Decor and Friendly Staff
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing! Lots of places to eat in Williamsburg but this is a place not to miss.
  16. D

    Doug

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service, and fun atmosphere. We will definitely be going back!
  17. S

    Shannon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a delightful find! The restaurant feels like a secret spot that you'd find in Tucson -- but it's in Brooklyn. Food was great, drinks were delish, vibes were fun. No notes, would recommend!
  18. GW

    GwynneW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My new favorite place for brunch! Sebastian and his crew could not have been more welcoming and delightful The chilaquiles and huevos rancheros are delicious, but the brunch cocktails done with house-made pressed juices are revelatory! I can't wait to come back for dinner. Buen provecho!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cocktails are inventive and delicious, with an A+ presentation We went for brunch, shared the lamb for two, and started with the sweet bread. Highly recommend!!
  20. V

    Veronica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, atmosphere and service were spectacular. It’s hard to find a place with authentic Mexican food, but the cactus shop hit all the spots. Can’t recommend this place enough!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Secret point , pretty drinks and foods!
  22. EK

    EyeK

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    I had a great time at The Cactus Shop! The service was great — shoutout to my fave, Triumph ❤️ — and the drinks + food were really tasty, too. I’ll definitely be back with more friends for this unique experience!
  23. P

    Pherg

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Killah wicked killah Killah Killah Killah wicked Killah
  24. R

    Readyformore365

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the place, elotes were AAAMAZING. Drinks on point. Music was perfect.
  25. g

    grant

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was good. Food, drinks, ambiance, space and service was on point. Will be returning.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I heard about this place opening up in the neighborhood and was excited to try it. I think the hype was to blame for the high expectations. We ordered the guac which had too much lime and not enough salt, the plantain chips was an odd match. I would definitely prefer nachos all the way! We also got the gordita de carnitas, tacos al pastor and the quesadilla. Honestly when I read that they only had one quesadilla because “its that good” I thought it would be big and sliced in half or quarters how it usually is but it looked like two tacos and overall lacked flavor. The gordita and tacos al pastor were decent. The drinks were pretty good but being someone that loves mexican food, especially living in an area where you have better options I thought they would’ve made more of an effort in flavor. I also did not like the plastic baskets they use for the food. Really wanted to like this place since the decor is really nice but it was not good :-(

    The Cactus ShopResponded on April 2, 2022Hi there - we appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback. At The Cactus Shop we offer street style Mexican Food at an affordable price point using authentic ingredients and traditional recipes. We're sorry you didn't enjoy your meal but hope you'll give us another shot.

  27. R

    Rose

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice but very expensive. I loved the Staff and decor. The food was nice, although it was a small menu

    The Cactus ShopResponded on April 2, 2022Hey Rose, Thanks for your review! Really means a lot to us! Hope you'll come check out our BRUNCH menu we just launched on Weekends 11am-5pm.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Cactus Shop using the Order Online button. The Cactus Shop also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (347) 749-8474.

The Cactus Shop is rated 4.7 stars by 27 OpenTable diners.

The Cactus Shop does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Cactus Shop

231 Kent Ave, New York, NY 11249

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Grand St and N First St

  • Neighborhood

    Williamsburg

  • Hours of operation

    Tue 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Wed 4:00 pm–12:00 am Thu 4:00 pm–2:00 am Fri 2:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Cocktail Bar, Traditional Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Bedford Avenue Subway Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Eduardo Dominguez

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (347) 749-8474

  • Private party facilities

    Looking to celebrate a special occasion? Birthday celebration, Work Event, Engagement Party? Our versatile space offers endless options for your private events, parties, and gatherings. Inquire through our website or by emailing us at Hello@thecactusshopnyc.com and our events team will get in touch with you shortly. ¡SALUD!

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