Readers Choice 2018 - Mexican

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17-21 Palmer Street,
South Townsville QLD

Licensed Cafes & Licensed Informal Restaurants
Tex Mex

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Cactus Jack's Bar & Grill Overview

Serving Townsville with Tex Mex fare and margaritas for nearly 30 years, Cactus Jack’s Bar & Grill on Palmer Street is a local favourite. With venues also in Cannon Park and Redcliffe, diners are transported to a world of wagon wheels, spurs, cacti and brass lanterns, while eyeing a mouth-watering menu from both sides of the border. Tuck into Southern fried chicken crispers to start, coated in Jack’s secret spices and served with sweet mustard dipping sauce, lettuce, Pico de Gallo, cheese and beer battered fries; or perhaps jalapeno poppers served with roasted ranchero salsa. Don’t leave without trying the Aztec pie – achiote shredded chicken, corn and spring onions in a creamy sauce, layered between flour tortillas, oven baked and topped with enchilada sauce, cheese and sour cream.

A few words from Cactus Jack's Bar & Grill

Our Mission Statement at Cactus Jack's is:

To serve inexpensive, high quality food in a uniquely designed atmosphere.

Established nearly 30 years ago, in Townsville, Cactus Jacks Bar & Grill is still serving your favourite margaritas, cocktails and Tex-Mex cooking. These Tex-Mex Bar and Grills can be found on Townsville's premiere dining strip, Palmer St, also located at Cannon Park's dining complex in Kirwan and on the Esplanade in Redcliffe. Dinner for 2? A birthday, hen's or buck's night? Cactus Jacks is open every night to help you get the party started...with genuine, Tex-Mex dishes – all made fresh on site, each day, by the Chefs... We're Not a Bar – although our Bars are often packed. We're not a Family Restaurant – although many families do love us. But there is one thing Cactus Jack's does not like to be thought of as – and that is a "Chain" restaurant, as these tend to feel fake and phoney. So, really Cactus likes to be thought of as "Just Cactus".

Tuck into nachos to start, with a bed of crunchy corn chips, refried pinto beans in ranchero salsa, diced jalapenos and cheese, garnished with pico de gallo, guacamole, olives and sour cream, but don't leave without trying Cactus Jack's signature dish, the Fajita (Fa-he-ta), you'll be hooked. A sizzling platter of marinated grilled meat, onion, capsicum and Texas BBQ sauce is placed before you with soft flour tortillas, salsa, sour cream and guacamole for you to wrap and dip your fajitas as you please. Finally, it's time for the chocolate's a must and a perfect for sharing.

Cactus Jack's Bar & Grill - still the best darn value eat'n and drink'n in town!


Best Known For

Mesquite chicken breast, with Jack’s Texas barbeque sauce, salad and beer battered fries.

Cactus Jack's Bar & Grill Functions

Caters for up to 160 Guests
  Product Launch, Dinner Party, Birthday Party, Christmas Party
  Finger Food, Set Menu
Looking to book a large group or party? You've come to the right place as Cactus loves a good shindig. Cactus Jack’s only takes bookings for groups of 10 or more. Give us plenty of warning as we don't want you missing out on celebrating with us! Contact us today!

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Opening Hours

Mon17:00 - 22:30
Tues17:00 - 22:30
Wed17:00 - 22:30
Thur17:00 - 22:30
Fri17:00 - 22:30
Sat17:00 - 22:30
Sun17:00 - 22:30

Features & Facilities

Seats: 160

  • Air Conditioning
  • Live Music
  • Fully Licensed
  • Functions
  • Alfresco Dining
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Disabled Access
  • Bar
  • Dinner

Payments Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Diners Club
  • American Express