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Cactus Taverna, Salisbury, MD

Cactus Taverna

4.6
4.6
43 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Mediterranean Cuisine with a menu that the whole family will love. It does not have to be a special occasion to dine with us, although we hope to make every dinner a special occasion!

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Latin American
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (410) 548-1254
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    Salisbury
  • Parking Details
    Parking Lot parking
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 43 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

43 Reviews
  1. RSEA

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service is excellent but the food is, quite frankly, poor. A tired place where standards of food have been allowed to slip. I cannot urge others to become patrons...there are many better choices in the area.

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  2. laur

    Washington DC

    110 reviews

    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    we had several people assisting our main server but they were extremely nice, kind, efficient, professional, the best. food was very good . they have lots of different choices and sometimes its hard to decide. We will be going again for sure

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  3. JamesL

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, and great atmosphere - what else could you ask for??

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  4. TomC

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The rack of lamb was outstanding, as usual, as was the coconut shrimp and calamari. We were seated in the booth closest to the vocalist, hence it was a little loud. But overall we had a wonderful time and are looking forward to having dinner there again real soon.

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  5. QuirkyBlackMan

    Philadelphia

    231 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    231 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Surprisingly excellent food and nice variety. A must try. The best Mediterranean food in the area.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    High quality. Consistent with food and outstanding service.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful restaurant. The food was very good. Very Nice blend of Mexican and Mediterranean. The complimentary taste of port was very nice and considerate and was very much appreciated. The staff were amazing from our being greeted when we entered through dinner and even when we left. Great place. I Highly recommend the restaurant. The live music (saxophonist) was wonderful. We are visiting from out of town because of the Sea Gull Century bike ride. So glad that Martha P and my wife recommended it to us. Great experience.

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  8. StevenF

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I met the woman I’d been searching for all my life there on our first date, and we loved the service and the live music (which surprised us!).

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  9. SteveW

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Live music, personable servers, an owner who stops at each table to welcome each guest, good service, nice variety of menu choices and delicious food. They make everyone feel special. Need I say more? It's well worth the hour drive for us.

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  10. StephenH

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great stop in Salisbury . Food was inventive and good quality. Service was friendly and we had a nice meal. Not top notch fancy but solid and would return. .

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  11. WoodytheHawk

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We would recommend Cactus Taverna without hesitation. The couple with us had been to this establishment previously, we had not. In addition to our friends the reviews were positive and we concur.

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  12. BobJ

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I cant say enough about the great food , friendly service and even being asked by the owner how things were. We will be back soon even with a 45 minute drive

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  13. SteveC

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    If I had friends who like the out of the ordinary type restaurant experience !!

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  14. DonnaP

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Cactus Taverna Great food every time. Good service too!

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  15. DreFood

    Baltimore

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would start with the old saying. “Never judge a book by its cover”. We were visiting the New Church VA area and wanted to try out restaurants in Salisbury. After some research, we decided to check out Cactus Taverna. When we arrived, I wasn’t sure about the correct address as it seemed to be a mall which indeed it was... a strip mall at that. Needless to say I was starting to get ‘the look’ from the better half. I sensed it as there was just silence. I dear not look into her direction. Anyway we proceeded to the door and was pleasantly, and Yes thankfully surprised by the inside. From the minute you walked in, the lovely hostess with a dashing smile got us to our table and welcomed us as 1st timers. She told us Dan was going to attend to us and we couldn’t be happier with his service. He was so cool, introduced us to the lovely menu and engaged us in spirited conversations. We started with frog legs and calamari which the now happy spouse enjoyed. We also listened some lovely jazz music played by two gentlemen that gave wonderful renditions of some timely classics. Both appetizers were quite good, but the best was yet to come. The Better half had the rack of lamb which she is still raving about. I went with the duck which was scintillating. The Mexican/Mediterranean theme worked brilliantly at this restaurant. The manager dropped by a couple times to check on us and he was brilliant. Had a vivacious personality which seemed to be the common theme at Cactus Taverna. We both lamented having to drive back after our dessert which was finished off with complimentary port which was a lovely touch. We just wanted to chill, as we were so happily satisfied by the presentation, food and service. We tend to eat out from time to time in and around DC/MD and we can safely say that CT can toss up comfortably with some of the more well established restaurants in the region. Excellent food service and we will be back!!

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  16. RobertL

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best place all around for unique dining and great service. Frog legs are AWESOME

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  17. BelN

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place! Great music!! Great food!!! I love the saxophone music!

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  18. JohnW

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The call ahead reservation is wonderful. Food was prompt and great. A very knowledgeable Waiter. If a drink got low another Waiter on the way by would ask if you want a refill. I got the Seafood Enchiladas which have shrimp, scallops and a cheese sauce. Excellent

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Warm welcome and great service. Jazz saxophonist on Friday night is wonderful. Food is good and a great value!

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  20. BryanB

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food. VERY friendly service. Enjoyed the music. Just overall a fun place to relax and enjoy good food. Would highly recommend.

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  21. Linnie

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have eaten here a number of times and have always been very pleased. Not sure what happened this time. My chicken Florentine with bacon wrapped scallops was very over cooked. The sauce was delicious; however, the chicken itself was even hard to cut. The scallops were very rubbery. My husband ordered the chicken quesadillas and the chicken was way over cooked. Our friend ordered the paella and left a lot uneaten. He even declined a box to take it home. His wife ordered the chicken fajitas. She did not comment on the dish and did take the leftovers home. As always, the Sangria was delicious and the service wonderful.

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  22. EMERSONB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an awesome experience here. Will return over and over again.

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  23. ExperiencedTraveler

    New York City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to meet friends and take family

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  24. Carly

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and atmosphere. The staff is always professional and friendly. It's our favorite place to eat!

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  25. ExperiencedTraveler

    New York City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the best. Delicious food, great staff

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  26. NickC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Honestly, the staff was the best. The food was not very good and overpriced. The seafood eggplant entry I had, was a 1/2 deep fried, pretty burnt eggplant with 2 small scallops and 2 small shrimp and a side sauce for it. Nothing else $16, really? My wife ordered jumbo butterfly shrimp. Guess the cook did not know how to cut them to make them a butterfly. Not what I expected for an entry with nothing else. Anyway, appetizers were small and just ok. Great and friendly staff, I’d go back for a drink at Happy Hour, probably will not order food. Thank you

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  27. smhearne

    New York City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have eaten at this restaurant many times. The food is delicious, the menu is varied and the service is friendly and prompt. I highly recommend Cactus Taverna to all.

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  28. CaroleP

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were so pleasantly surprised to find this gem of a restaurant in Salisbury, MD. We were in town overnight for the Sea Gull Century and looked up reviews of local dining establishments. Cactus Taverna had good reviews so we went for it. Food was amazing, serving staff professional and attentive, and we enjoyed the saxophone player. Would definitely recommend to friends.

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  29. LadyDi

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Very loud, could barely talk to each other. Expensive for what you get. Bowl of soup about 1/2 cup, smallest serving I’ve ever seen . Shrimp a bit over cooked

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  30. TracieB

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is amazing! Service Devine! Should be a visit for everyone!

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  31. Foodie4

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Although the theme of the restaurant (both design and menu) is a bit confusing with South American, Mediterranean and Middle east fusion, food was good and meat dishes were cooked well. Their fried ice cream and lamb was delicious.

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  32. DavidB

    Hong Kong

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious and homey Mediterranean venue. Great find in strip mall just outside Salisbury. Would go out of my way to return. Don’t miss the yummy garlic butter shrimp and special wine margaritas! Hospitality abounds. Terrific value, too.

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  33. FirstTimers

    New York City

    89 reviews

    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another excellent meal. Staff was courteous and professional

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  34. TomC

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We both had a delicious dinner and an attentive waiter. Very nice ... and they sang Happy Birthday to me, too!

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  35. EileenM

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good service. Servers very helpful in explaining menu optiond.

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  36. GiuseppeC

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, reasonable wine, quite restaurant. Good place to be for dinner

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  37. out2dine

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, great service, very good live music. Looking forward to coming back again!

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  38. Benedictez

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very nice dinner at Cactus Taverna! Great ambiance with live music, great service and follow up with the kids... at the end, a very nice evening with great food!

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  39. RaisedInNYCFoodie

    Baltimore

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience!

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  40. TimothyS

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great lamb shank. Excellent food generally. The owner was very friendly. Strongly recommend.

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Cactus Taverna offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 548-1254.

Cactus Taverna is rated 4.6 stars by 43 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Cactus Taverna

2420 N Salisbry Blvd, Salisbury, MD 21801

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Salisbury
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Latin American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Parking Lot parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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