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.
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!).
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.
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.
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.
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
If I had friends who like the out of the ordinary type restaurant experience !!
Love Cactus Taverna Great food every time. Good service too!
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!!
Best place all around for unique dining and great service. Frog legs are AWESOME
Great place! Great music!! Great food!!! I love the saxophone music!
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
Warm welcome and great service. Jazz saxophonist on Friday night is wonderful. Food is good and a great value!
Very good food. VERY friendly service. Enjoyed the music. Just overall a fun place to relax and enjoy good food. Would highly recommend.
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.
Always an awesome experience here. Will return over and over again.
Great food, service and atmosphere.
The staff is always professional and friendly. It's our favorite place to eat!
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
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.
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.
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
Food is amazing! Service Devine! Should be a visit for everyone!
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.
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.
Another excellent meal. Staff was courteous and professional
We both had a delicious dinner and an attentive waiter. Very nice ... and they sang Happy Birthday to me, too!
Very good service. Servers very helpful in explaining menu optiond.
Good food, reasonable wine, quite restaurant. Good place to be for dinner
Outstanding food, great service, very good live music. Looking forward to coming back again!
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!
Great lamb shank. Excellent food generally. The owner was very friendly. Strongly recommend.
The owner is Wonderful, very attended to his customers. Also was celebrating a Birthday and they brought out a special dessert for the Birthday man.
As usual, delicious food and comfortable environment. Even after many years in business the owner still comes around with a wine skin to give everyone a. squirt ! My lamb was fabulous..paella was good but not the best on this night. Friends were pleased with the orange roughy special. Overall the food was delicious— and an impressive display of options from which to order. Still fun, reliable delicious food. Definitely recommend!
Excellent food and service!