Cactus

9 recent ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Tacos
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9 ratings

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2506 N Proctor St
Tacoma, WA 98406
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Celiac

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Great food. Great staff. But some cross contamination. They do have a gluten free menu though. No gluten free fryer.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Most/All

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Updated 1 month ago read full review

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

Updated 8 months ago read full review

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

Updated 9 months 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
  • Tacos

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Symptomatic Celiac

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Loved this upscale Mexican restaurant in the cute Proctor neighborhood of Tacoma. Wait staff is incredibly knowledgeable and friendly and went out of their way to make celiac daughter feel right at home. Delicious cocktails and spectacular entrees. Flan for dessert is not to be missed! Chips are not GF (shared fryer) but they will do a crudite plate with salsa or guacamole. Highly recommend!!

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Not a ton of GF options, but I did enjoy the smoked brisket tacos and didn’t get sick. I was pretty bummed that I couldn’t enjoy the chips and salsa with my family though.

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We went there because they have a GF menu and a kids menu. Everyone really enjoyed their meal. Staff helpful. Several GF entrees and desserts to choose from.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • 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 vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Went for brunch but had to order off the lunch/dinner menu as the gluten free menu does not contain any brunch items and none of the brunch items can be made gf. The server informed us that while the chips are fried in a shared fryer, guests are welcome to bring their own chips - which I will definitely do next time! Many items on the gf menu come with their tortilla chips, so be sure to mention if you have celiac. They will include that in the ticket and not offer you any chips or flour tortillas.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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 lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Great experience. While the chips are fried with gluten items, they can bring you a small bowl of veggies (jicama, bell pepper and cucumber) to dip into the guac. Yum! Enjoyed the beef fajita platter with corn tortillas with no issues. Waitress made sure to make a note of my celiac status and when the food was delivered the manager announced my plate was gluten free which was reassuring. The separate gf menu is accessed by a QR code. Weirdly, the fajitas are described as coming with flour tortillas. I think they just copy and pasted the items from their menu that they can safely make gf.

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


3 great experiences here! I have enjoyed the weekend brunch & dinner. Lots of GF options and servers mentioned chips were in a shared fryer. They were knowledgeable and able to suggest lots of safe options for me. Love this place

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I’ve eaten here several times and the staff has always been very knowledgeable about Celiac Disease. They assure me that gloves will be changed, new and clean cookware will be used, and they are always honest about the menu items that cannot be guaranteed as GF. There is an entirely Gluten Free menu, and they allow me to bring my own GF chips when I order the guacamole. I’m a very sensitive Celiac, and I’ve never had any problems here. The food is amazing!!

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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Have been to Seattle locations but was a little hesitant to try a new location...had a great experience here! Waitress was kind & knowledgeable about gf options, separate gf menu had tons of options. Chips are not gf which is a bummer but I wouldn’t be above bringing my own in and the veggie option is delicious with guac. Will definitely be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious! They let me bring my own chips! Food was amazing and they were VERY accommodating! Didn’t get sick and I am a sensitive celiac!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have a great gluten free menu with a lot of options. Our staff was very knowledgeable, kind and helpful. The tortilla chips are not safe, for chips & salsa, they are done in a shared fryer. They offer some fresh veggies instead if you’d like. Great meal all around (6 of us) and good service.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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A whole menu for gluten free and might I add the guacamole is amazing! The tacos are great. I will be coming back here for sure!!!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Wheat Allergy

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Cactus is always a go to space spot for me to eat. The wait staff is very knowledgeable and not only helps navigate safe items, but also is instructed to notate on the order about the allergies. Very trustworthy and love that even have seasonal favorites that are gluten free!

Safety


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

— Very

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 brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Get sick every time.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Average

Overall Rating

Review


Got the enchiladas but i didn’t feel very safe ordering. i felt like he didn’t realize/ care what celiac was because restaurant was busy. don’t feel sick and it was reassuring to have a GF menu. would come back because i am not sick.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


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

Overall Rating

Review


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

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