Since 1990 we have been offering Seattle innovative Southwestern, Mexican and Spanish cuisine from our humble Madison Park restaurant, Cactus. Home to Seattle’s first tapas bar, we continue to innovate with seasonal menus, nightly specials and fresh cocktails.
In early 2002 we ventured east and opened our second restaurant in downtown Kirkland to great success. Realizing that proximity to large bodies of water was surely a good thing, we founded our third location right off Alki Beach in West Seattle. We set our sights on downtown Seattle in 2011 and opened a fourth location during the fall in the up-and-coming South Lake Union neighborhood. In 2013, we ventured east again and opened our largest location at Bellevue Square. Finally, in April of 2019, we opened in Tacoma’s wopnderful Proctor neighborhood.
Join us for hand-crafted cocktails, daily happy hour, and the always exciting cuisines of the American Southwest and Mexico. Not “authentic”, uniquely Cactus.
Why We're Green
Over the years, we’ve been proud to lead our industry in many areas. For example, in 1992 we were among the first restaurants in the country to ban smoking. The state of Washington made it official in 2005.
We were recently encouraged to go through the EnviroStars accreditation process. We were vetted by a consortium of public agencies and just heard the great news that we are, indeed, still a leader, change agent and, now, officially, an “EnviroStar”. It confirms that we follow environmentally friendly business practices.
It’s important to us to help keep Washington’s water and air clean, and to run our business in a way that protects the environment we all share. Running our business sustainably keeps our employees safe (and happy!) and helps the environment—it’s just the right thing to do.