Enjoy fresh cocktails and zesty eats in this happenin’ South Lake Union destination.
So fresh and so clean. Shiny, new, bright, but most of all – delicious. These are my favorite adjectives when describing South Lake Union’s Cactus offering, a vibrant space in the heart of Amazon’s jungle.
It’s easy to build upon a reputation and previous successes when providing such products as Cactus regularly delivers. Their food theory is a blend of Spanish, Mexican, and Southwest flavors that present well in a setting as comfortable as any abuela’s kitchen. The drinks follow suit in a consistent, smart, “wow, that’s really good,” fashion, leaving only a taste of lime (usually) and happiness to prickle one’s lips.
Must Have Eats: Like all good happy hours, Cactus has the finger food category covered with chips and homemade salsa ($2) or guacamole ($4), but don’t stop there. If you’re looking to a bit more wild, try to the bacon wrapped grilled jalapenos with butter milk creme’ ($4). Still feeling optimistic? Take to the land of the devil with Cactus’ fire laced crispy camerones (shrimp) with mango-pineapple mojo for cooling at $6.
Must Have Drinks: From here on out, Cactus keeps it simple. House sangria pours for $5 along with the house red (Distance Bay Cabernet Sauvignon) while the William Hill Estate Chard goes for $6. Things start to get interesting with XX Amber (insert your own most interesting man in the world joke here) at $3.50. Stampeding on, the house margarita and mojito pop in for $5.50 a go, and with their tongue healing / loosening powers, are well worth it.
Happy Times: Monday through Friday 3-6 / Saturday and Sunday 3-5
Cactus at SLU | 350 Terry Avenue N, Seattle | (206) 913-2250