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The Fat Cactus

47 Durban Road, Cape Town Central 7800, South Africa
+27 21 685 1920
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good45%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
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47 Durban Road, Cape Town Central 7800, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love the Frozen tequilla jugs here and mixed platters. A nice place for friends to come hang out.

Thank WynnertuB
Reviewed 5 September 2018

I haven't been to FC in ages, so I was looking forward to some margaritas and some good ol' Tex Mex fare. The service was fine, the food was fine and the cocktails also that, just fine. If it wasn't for the good company I...More

Thank Schani007
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

The Fat Cactus in Mowbray is a Cape Town institution. Situated on busy Durban road it's slightly grungy (but in the good, 'we've been around the block' way), crowded and bustling. The staff are friendly and efficient and they serve margaritas by the jugfull. I...More

Thank ShinyBriony
Reviewed 10 April 2018

About 12 of us recently went to celebrate and catch up at FC. Service outside is really slow - and the tables needed a good clean. We ordered 2 large platters. Food was really below par, tasteless overcooked chicken wings, poppers that tasted as if...More

Thank 235elaine
Reviewed 4 April 2018

There was nothing outrageously different from this mexican place to the next. My boyfriend enjoyed it a lot more than I did. I ordered a burrito and did not eat it all. The boyfriend had Fajitas and appeared to enjoy them. The boyfriend booked the...More

Thank Lozzi03
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Awesome evening! Great food! Fantastic vibe! Manager made an effort to accommodate us (7) and will mist certainly be back!! Fabulous service! Live the gingerbread tequila

Thank weenam2016
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This was our first visit and we will for sure go back. The food was awesome, the service was prompt friendly and efficient and the prices were reasonable.

Thank NeilLMaun_Botswana
Reviewed 8 January 2018

As always, the Fat Cactus in Mowbray is a step ahead of all other Mexican style restaurants. Friendly, with it's unmistakable and authentic vibe, it's always a pleasure, because you know what to expect and they never disappoint.

Thank John H
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Coming off the N2 Cpt at Liesbeeck drive and you are surprised to find the hot spot just around the corner. In the hub of a seemingly student neighborhood this place is surely an all-time favorite. Food was fresh, and worth every cent! The environment...More

Thank chantipelser
Reviewed 9 November 2017

A crew of us arrived, delicious jugs of margaritas were ordered, the colored iced beverage did not disappoint. This was not our first visit nor would it be our last...predominantly a vegan group, it is not always easy to find a place that caterers for...More

Thank iamkimwild
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Durban Road, Cape Town Central 7800, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 685 1920
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