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Cactus Cantina in Pensacola

The service was excellent at the new Cactus Cantina, located just across from the airport in the old Verona’s restaurant location. The parking lot was packed and the restaurant was hoppin’! The menu has most of the standard Mexican dishes, and the feel is sort of chain restaurant.

The food on the other hand, was a wonderful surprise. I ordered Carne Asada, and when it came, it was ginormous, huge, but it was a lot of very good, lean steak and a LOT of grilled onions and peppers, and there was so much that I took half home and still felt stuffed.

The guacamole was expensive, but there must have been three cups of it, and it was very very good, served in a molcajete, and full of nice chunks of avocado. We also took about two thirds of the guacamole home, there was so much.

This is the interior of the Cactus Cantina:
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This is the guacamole:
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My carne asada:
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AdventureMan’s tamale combination:
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Sides with carne asada:
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On the whole, not bad at all. There are a lot of Mexican restaurants in the area, and this is another one, a very good one, but nothing that raises it high above the crowd.

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October 2, 2014 - Posted by | Eating Out, ExPat Life, Food, Living Conditions, Pensacola, Restaurant |

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