Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Cactus Jacks Review Dublin

Cactus Jacks has been around now for as long as I can remember, and if in need of  a great value lunch in the vicinity of the Henry Street area in Dublin, it's always somewhere worth a visit.  Newly renovated and refurbished and looking refreshingly bright and trendy, the new décor is a welcome change to compliment the attractive prices on the Cactus Jack’s menu. 

Located in the hustle and bustle of the ‘Italian Quarter’ on Millennium Walkway just off the Quays, Cactus Jack’s is ideally located in close proximity to both Temple Bar and Henry Street.  The new décor is fun and quirky and the place feels brighter, trendier and a lot more spacious.

The staff in Cactus Jacks are always really helpful, pleasant and helpful and welcome questions and queries about the menu. The service is efficient without that awful feeling that your plate could be swiped from you at any moment. On one of my recent visits whilst sitting outside the waiter even brought a dish of water out for our dog as it was really hot, incredibly thoughtful and above and beyond what you would expect from any restaurant.

The menu itself is varied with something for everyone and various lunch and early bird deals which boast incredible value given the quantity and quality of the food. If going for the early bird option I recommend you go hungry as you will leave stuffed. There is a lot of food, and you will be reluctant to leave any behind as everything is really delicious. Don’t feel pressurised though, on countless occasions the staff have been good enough to wrap up the remnants of my meal to bring home!

As the ultimate dessert cones-suer this part of the meal in Cactus never blows me away. The Tequila Lime Cheesecake is tasty, but doesn't pack the punch that it could. That said the starter and main course more than make up for the somewhat underwhelming dessert choices and by the time I get dessert I usually already had to open the top button on my jeans.

All in all Cactus Jacks is a great spot for a gang of gals or guys to catch up and fill up, great with family or as a romantic dinner date for two. The menus are great, as is the service and they must be doing something right as 6 years after my first visit, I’m still coming back for more.

E-D’s Notes
- Early Bird Menu - 3 courses for €19.95
- Lunch Menu - 3 Tapas or 2 courses for €10
- Cactus Jacks also have a Galway Restaurant located on Druid Lane, Quay Street.
- For more information and to have a look at the full menu check out www.cactusjacks.ie

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