Cactus

2 recent ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
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2 ratings

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350 Terry Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
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Gluten Intolerant

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I eat here weekly. I order off the gf menu. The chips are not from s dedicated frier so I avoid those. I always order the crudités to go with the queso guac and salsa. Easy win here. Maybe not on parking but the food service bathrooms bar and tv all slap.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for soy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated 4 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Soy-Free Friendly
  • Takeout

Photos


My husband had the grilled avocado (it’s an app).  He loved it and rated it 10/10.  It had some pico, manchengo cheese, and chili oil.
Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita (I think it was a special) it was sweeter than expected, but clearly made from real ingredients, not a mix.
Seafood enchiladas, so delicious!! Lots of seafood and a creamy tomatillo sauce.  I would definitely eat this again!
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Celiac

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They have a gluten free menu, seem very knowledgeable about cross contamination...but here I am, sick as a dog, exactly two hours after eating, which is how it always is. Probably a one-time screw-up, but I have a "one strike, you're out" policy. Food's good, though?

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Love this place! Very accommodating and never been sick. Be aware of tortilla chips, as they are fried in the same fryer.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Staff had a gluten free menu & gave us a free dessert for being out of town. Great staff great food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Staff very knowledgeable, substituted fresh warm corn tortillas for chips due to cross contamination in frying, to enjoy with salsa and guacamole. Food was delicious

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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The food was delicious!! They have a really huge gluten-free menu, I was quite impressed! It’s fairly loud inside, but the food was amazing (I got seafood enchiladas) and the drinks were great, too!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Not Celiac Friendly! Do not recommend for sensitive folks.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Great service, fun atmosphere, and they know there gluten free and don't act weird when asked about the food. They heard we were visiting and brought a GF comp desert super yummy.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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I wanted to love this place-but they made me (celiac) sick. They were knowledgeable, subbed chips for corn tortillas, but I think in the lunch rush something got contaminated.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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I had the best experience at cactus. We were first greeted with this waitress who was very excited to tell me about the restaurant about the gluten free menu when I mentioned that it was our first time there and that I had a gluten intolerance. I asked her what she would suggest and she said the brisket tacos which were fantastic. When we asked for the check she came back with a flan on the house just because it was our first time there! What made it even better was that she knew we were from out of town and that it wasn't very likely we will be back anytime soon. I was impressed and if I fly back to Seattle I will most definitely be back!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Fabulous food and drinks - all servers are conscious of gluten free!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Two dinners. Both servers very knowledgeable about GF and warned us about the chips. Delicious.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gf menu for easy ordering. Don't eat the chips if you need a dedicated fryer. I had the tortilla soup and it was very good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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The list their chips as GF with a disclaimer that they're deep fried with flour containing products. It's a huge red CC flag to me. Otherwise the food was great and you should definitely go for a drink!

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Mexican & Southwest cuisine. SO good!

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Symptomatic Celiac

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They had GF menu and the food was well prepared. Brought out a separate salsa and guacamole for my food which appreciated. Felt well taken care of

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
Gluten Intolerant

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I’m asking the waiter about cross contamination, he was very calm and knowledgeable as if he is asked all the time about it. I got the ancho tacos which were good. I had a little bit of an upset stomach but I don’t think it was gluten but maybe beware of eating the beans??

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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There aren’t a ton of celiac safe options here, but they have a separate gf menu and the staff is very aware! I’ve tried a few dishes here and haven’t gotten sick. The food is good and it’s a nice option in the area. Celiacs: stay away from the chips!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Gluten free menu and a great staff who seemed very aware. Enjoyed my tasty meal.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Not bad. I got the jicama and hummus since I couldn't have chips. It was great. Had tacos and didmt get sick. Just not enough variety so you need to know what you want to eat ahead of time.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

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