Burger and LobsterSeptember 13, 2017
Paul Melrose ArchSeptember 26, 2017
I recently visited The Fat Cactus in Cape Town. I was first introduced to The Fat Cactus by my benedict and some of his friends who’d visited it and raved about the great food. However, they had visited The Fat Cactus in the early hours of the morning after a boys’ night out. Suffice to say I had my reservations about the quality of the food… given that pretty much anything tastes good after a night of binge drinking. None the less, I decided to give them the benefit of the doubt and give The Fat Cactus a try for myself.
We arrived at The Fat Cactus around midday and started with a jug of half strawberry daiquiri and half ‘mangorita’. Very tasty and refreshing cocktails; so far I was enjoying The Fat Cactus. To eat, we opted for the ‘Combo Fiesta Platter’ to share. The platter comprised an assortment of chicken wings, nachos, chilli poppers (one of my favourites), quesadilla wedges, calamari fritos, corn fritters and a variety of Mexican dips. The platter really was a great option and the best way to taste a little of everything. The food most certainly did not disappoint. I absolutely loved the nachos, chilli poppers and corn fritters. The food was authentic, flavourful and very tasty indeed.
The Fat Cactus is located in town just off of Kloof Street. The restaurant boasts a casual, comfortable and inviting feel to it. The service was good and our waiter was friendly and eager to recommend a good cocktail. Seems this time the boys were right and I couldn’t disagree; the food at The Fat Cactus was certainly good. I look forward to visiting again soon for some delicious and authentic Mexican food.