Cactus Flower Cafe

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 19 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Tortilla Chips + 5 more
87% of 8 votes say it's Celiac friendly

3425 N 12th Ave, Pensacola, FL 32503 Directions

(850) 432-8100
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    3 ratingJune 12, 2017

    Everyone was nice and willing to accommodate but they DO NOT have a GF menu. We did not eat there.

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    5 ratingJune 09, 2017

    Excellent menu choices. My waitress was extremely knowledgeable about gluten free choices and what could be substituted. Method of inputting order allowed kitchen to know immediately that order was gluten free. Only 2 items could not be made gluten free. Can't wait to go back and try a different meal.

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    1 ratingMarch 20, 2017

    We walked in and the hostess assured us multiple things can be done gluten free, and gave us a run down of what to order and what not. When we sat down, the waitress came to take our drink order. My boyfriend said, "Ok, and we also know what we'd like to eat." She rudely snapped at him, "I asked what you are drinking." Ok sorry... anyway I went to order something the hostess had suggested and I doubled checked to confirm it was all gluten free, she again snapped and said "No, it's not." I asked what ingredient would not be and she said, "Nothing here is gluten free." I said, "That's not what the hostess said...." (plus the reviews on here which is how I found this restaurant) and she said, "I'm not going to lie to you. NOTHING here is gluten free." She was very loud and rude about it. I walked out in tears. Would not suggest going here, especially celiacs. Oh well.

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    5 ratingMarch 13, 2017

    Fresh California style Mexican food! They have a separate GF menu and were very familiar with it. I had the white queso and the shrimp mango salad! Yum!

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    5 ratingSeptember 30, 2016

    Very fresh. Salsa for chips particularly tasted "just made". Really enjoyed my shredded beef enchiladas.

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    5 ratingJuly 02, 2016

    I was very impressed with how knowledgable the waitress was about GF food!! I had the chicken tacos with Santa Fe sauce and it was delicious!! I also enjoyed the bean dip. Yummy!! I highly recommend this restaurant!

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    5 ratingMay 29, 2016

    We went to the Pensacola location down by the beach. I have Celiacs, and so do both of my toddlers. They were so friendly and didn't blink an eye when we requested the gluten free menu. They prepare it in a separate area. There were only 2 mix ups: the waitress initially put gluten chips on our table, and she promptly switched them out when we told her we were gluten free, and the guacamole initially came out with the gluten chips and she gave us new guac sans chips. She thanked us for letting her know. We had zero reaction to the following items and they were all REALLY TASTY: Ground beef tacos spanish rice lime rice white queso corn chips ground beef enchiladas refried pinto beans guacamole We are headed there again, and I will update my review if possible.

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    5 ratingMay 23, 2016

    Chips and salsa were GF. Tostadas and tortilla soup were great. Many GF options available with corn tortillas.

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    5 ratingMarch 24, 2016

    Delicious food! Our waiter was knowledgeable about food allergies & informed me they could leave the sauce off & make just about anything GF. I had the tostado with beef. Great margarita (the Purist) too!

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    5 ratingFebruary 12, 2016

    Very educated staff! Excellent food!

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    5 ratingNovember 11, 2015

    Very delicious! Good quality food and celiac friendly. They have a GF menu and they were knowledgeable and accommodating. I had the mango shrimp salad, but there are many options available

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    5 ratingOctober 13, 2015

    Very good! I am a GF vegetarian & they made cheese enchiladas & ensured everything was safe. I have Celiac & didn't get sick! Wait-Staff was great!

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    5 ratingOctober 04, 2015

    Great meal. They do have a gluten free menu with several choices. I have Celiac and am very sensitive. I had tacos and they were great. Great meal and environment.

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    5 ratingSeptember 13, 2015

    Yummy! We had chicken nachos. The bartender was very educated on gluten and cross contamination. The chips are from a bag, so no worries about them being in a fryer. The salsa and guacamole were so fresh! Didn't get sick!

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    5 ratingFebruary 27, 2015

    Amazing. I was nervous because they didn't have a GF menu. But I told them what I wanted and they made it happen Loved the tortilla soup!! And the lime dressing is a must. I would come back and highly recommend!!

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    4 ratingJanuary 17, 2014

    Quite good! Sometimes I get servers who know all about the gf menu and are awesome about it. Sometimes I get servers who bring the chips with gluten but overall I've had pretty good service and they have a good selection to choose from. The food here is awesome.

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    4 ratingJanuary 03, 2014

    amazingly fresh! I ordered the Mexican Salad with shredded chicken and lime dressing. Delicious!!!

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    5 ratingApril 05, 2013

    Good food. Knowledgable staff. Mention you're gluten free and they'll take care of you. Chips are gluten free (from bag); homemade corn shells are not.

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    5 ratingApril 03, 2013

    Cactus Flower serves delicious, fresh ingredients in their menu options. They always serve me Corn Tortilla Chips for my guacomole and are very receptive to dietary restrictions. I have eaten there several times and have always had a good experience.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Tortilla Chips


  • Dairy-Free
  • Mexican
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly

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