How to get there
16 Airlie Esplanade, Airlie Beach, QLD
Latitude / Longitude: -20.26893, 148.72058
Our Locals' Tip: Present the receipt part of your parking ticket from Airlie Beach Hotel car park, when making any purchase at Cactus Jacks, Capers or Mangrove Jacks Restaurants or any Thirsty Camel bottle shops in Airlie Beach to redeem your parking cost back in cash.
Everything about it, from the décor and service to the food and drinks, is worth a mention! Try their famous chocolate nachos, sip their fabulous margaritas and have a hearty fill of authentic Mexican cuisine. Cactus Jack's is one of those restaurants that makes you smile instantly and puts you in a cheerful mood. And it doesn't hurt that it has been declared "Best Themed Bar" by the Queensland Hotels Association.
A Mexican Experience Down Under
Cactus Jack's greets you with its colourfully decorated walls and eye grabbing artefacts that transport you to the cactus lined landscape of Mexico. The restaurant gets the Mexico theme just right, without overdoing it or falling short of it. Gun holsters, sheriff's badges, 'wanted dead or alive' signage and of course cacti, are some of the interesting memorabilia that offer a true Mexican experience at the restaurant. Ambience plays a big part in deciding the overall dining experience - in this department, Cactus Jack's scores high points.
Dig Into Cactus Jack's Mouth-Watering Mexican Fare
Cactus Jack's signature dish is fajitas, and you can take your pick of this sizzling meat-and-tortilla Tex-Mex gastronomic delight with chorizo, beef, pepe's and chicken. Choose your flavour, from medium and hot to make-your-eyes-water hot! Besides traditional Mexican fare, salads, burgers and steaks pamper your taste buds. And don't forget the desserts - anyone with a sweet tooth will appreciate the fantastic chocolate nachos that Cactus Jack's patrons swear by. If all this has got your mouth tingling already, wait till you actually get to the restaurant!
Wash Down the Delicious Food with Fabulous Cocktails and Margaritas
Cactus Jack's margaritas have drawn rave reviews - trust the cowboy on the wall who says 'go ahead make my margarita' and have a delicious one whipped up for you. The restaurants cocktails are to die for, and you can choose from no less than a dozen classic blended and muddled cocktails to wash down your food. Don't fancy a margarita or sangria? Order wine from the restaurant's selective list. For a more exhaustive wine selection, Mangrove Jacks Café and Capers are good choices.
Courteous Staff and Great Prices
Your Mexican-themed dining experience doesn't cost you many pesos at Cactus Jack's. You can 'afford' to visit the restaurant with a light pocket, and if you are visiting on $10 Chili Tuesday Night, don't even bother to carry your wallet! The staff at Cactus Jack's greets you with a smile and look like they enjoy every bit of serving you.
More Restaurant Details
Cactus Jack's offers facilities for car parking, disability access (with and without assistance), and toilet and parking arrangements for the disabled. The restaurant caters to all age groups, so make sure you bring your kids along.
07 4964 1800 for reservations
Bar opens 4pm 5pm to 9.30pm Mon - Thursday 5pm to 10pm Friday Lunch 12 -2.30pm Saturday and Sunday
- Moderately Priced
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Best For What:
- Alfresco Dining
- Lively Atmosphere
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