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Serving Coralville and Iowa City

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Browse through our delicious Especialidades menu

Stop by our family-owned and operated El Cactus Authentic Mexican Cuisine and try one of our authentic Mexican entrées or tasty drinks.

You will love the cozy atmosphere and family-friendly environment when you choose us for your next meal.

Call now to request more information about our current lunch specials:

 

319-354-0444

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$8.25

Chicken Rice

Chicken strips topped with cheese. Served over rice.

$9.99

Chimichanga

Flour tortilla stuffed with your choice of beef or chicken. Deep fried and topped with cheese sauce. Served with rice, beans, lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, and pico de gallo.

$10.99

Shrimp Chimichanga

$10.49

Chimichanga Special

$9.99

Quesadilla Cactus

Steak or chicken rolled in a 12-inch flour tortilla, with pico de gallo and cheese. Served with lettuce, guacamole, and sour cream.

$8.25

Quesadilla Monterrey

A cheese and bean flour tortilla stuffed with steak, chicken or mushroom. Served with lettuce, sour cream, pico de gallo, and guacamole.

Grilled chicken, stuffed with mushrooms, sauteed onions. Topped with red sauce and cheese sauce. Served with rice and beans.

$8.99

Shrimp Quesadilla

$9.99

Pollo en Chipotle

Chicken breast with Chipotle sauce. Served with rice, beans, and tortillas.

$10.25

Crazy Chicken

Grilled strips of chicken with Mexican sausage, topped with cheese sauce. Served with rice, beans, and tortillas.

Especialidades

$9.99

Chicken with Garlic

Chicken breast grilled with garlic. Topped with cheese sauce. Served with rice, lettuce, sour cream, cheese, and tomato.

$12.99

Chicken Deluxe

Chicken breast grilled with shrimp and vegetables. Topped with cheese sauce. Served with rice, lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, and tomato.

$10.99

Special Chicken

Chicken breast grilled with spinach, mushrooms, onions, and cream cheese. Served with rice and beans.

$10.99

Puerto Vallarta

$8.99

Guadalajara Special

One burrito and chicken enchilada. Topped with red sauce, lettuce, sour cream, cheese, guacamole, and pico de gallo.

$9.75

Flautas

Three rolled flour tortillas, deep fried, topped with cheese sauce. Served with lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, and tomato.

One cheese and shrimp quesadilla, one crab enchilada. Garnished with lettuce, sour cream, and tomato.

$9.25

Taquitos Dorados

$9.99

Chilaquiles Mexicanos

Fried corn tortillas. Your choice of red or green sauce. Topped with chicken and cheese. Served with rice, refried beans, lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, and tomato.

$11.99

House Special

One enchilada, one chalupa, one taco, one tamale, one chile relleno. Served with rice and beans.

Four deep fried rolled corn tortillas, your choice beef or chicken served with lettuce, sour cream, tomato, and guacamole.

$9.99

Taquitos Mexicanos

Three deep fried corn tortillas filled with chicken breast and topped with lettuce, tomato, and cheese. Served with rice, beans, and guacamole.

Side Orders

$2.25

Refried Beans

$2.25

Rice

$0.75

Corn Tortillas

$0.75

Flour Tortillas

$1.49

Salsa Verde

$2.49

Cheese Dip 3 oz

$1.49

Sour Cream

$1.99

Pico de Gallo

$1.49

Shredded Cheese

$1.00

Lettuce

$2.49

Guacamole Dip 3 oz

A La Carte

One / Three

$2.65 / $7.25

Chicken Enchilada

$2.65 / $7.25

Cheese Enchilada

$2.65 / $7.25

Beef Enchilada

$2.20 / $6.25

Beef Taco

$2.20 / $6.25

Chicken Taco

$2.75 / $7.75

Flautas Beef or Chicken

$6.99

Burrito Mexicano

$2.99

Taco de Carne Azada

$2.75

Tamale

$2.99

Fish Taco

$2.99

Shrimp Taco

One / Two

$2.99 / $5.75

Gordita

$3.29 / $6.49

Beef Tostada

$3.49 / $6.89

Tostaguac

$3.49 / $6.89

Chile con Queso

$3.49 / $6.89

Chalupa

$2.99 / $5.75

Super Taco

$4.25 / $7.99

Beef Burrito

$4.49 / $8.49

Chicken Burrito

$13.99

Camarones A La Diabla

Spicy shrimp. Served with rice and salad.

$11.99

Camarones Primavera

Grilled shrimp and vegetables topped with cheese sauce. Served over rice.

$12.99

Burrito Cancun

$11.99

Camanonos Al Mojo De ajo

$13.99

Pescado Relleno

Stuffed tilapia with seafood mix, covered with special dressing. Served with rice and salad.

$13.99

Cocktail de Camaron

12-inch flour tortilla stuffed with fish and shrimp cooked with our special sauce, filled with rice, beans, and pico de gallo. Topped with our special Chipotle sauce.

$12.99

Tacos de Camaron

$12.99

Tacos de Pescado

Three soft corn tacos filled with breaded fish, avocado, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise. Served with rice and beans.

$11.49

Seafood Chimichanga

Flour tortilla stuffed with seafood. Deep fried and topped with cheese sauce. Served with rice, beans, lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, and pico de gallo.

Seafood Specials

$9.99

Shrimp and Rice

Grilled shrimp topped with cheese. Served over rice.