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From lunch to dinner, the innovative ideas and fresh, locally-sourced ingredients used by Cactus Modern Mexican & Cantina will keep your mouth watering and your party hopping. You don’t have to take our word for it; see what’s cooking below!

  • Cactus Modern Mexican & Cantina | Dinner Menu
  • Cactus Modern Mexican & Cantina | Lunch Menu
  • Cactus Modern Mexican & Cantina | Happy Hour Menu
  • Cactus Modern Mexican & Cantina | Dessert Menu
  • Cactus Modern Mexican & Cantina | Brunch Menu

DIPS X SALSA


  • QUESO FUNDIDO
    $9.00
    Mexican cheese blend melted with house made red chorizo and fire roasted poblano served with toasted telera bread and garnished with smoky chili threads
  • HOUSE MADE QUESO DIP V GF
    $4.00
    Mexican cheese blend finished with fire roasted poblano
    Add chorizo
    $1.00
  • FRESH GUACAMOLE GF
    $6.00
    Made to order, seasoned with cilantro, fresh lime juice, fresh jalapeno, and diced spanish onion, served with house corn tortilla chips and ancho seasoned chicharro
  • HOUSE SPECIALTY SALSA GF
    $4.00
    Choose one: Roasted tomatillo salsa verde, chipotle tomatillo salsa, diablo salsa, or fire roasted black bean and corn, with house corn tortilla chips
  • ESPINACA DIP V
    $8.00
    House made spinach dip with fire roasted peppers, with mexican melting cheeses served with toasted telera bread and house corn

APPETIZERS


  • NACHOS GF
    $12.00
    Fresh fried corn tortilla chips, layered with melted cheddar jack cheese, topped with your choice of authentically crafted meat, served with fresh sliced jalapeno, pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream, and shredded lettuce
    Half order
    $7.00
  • JALAPENO CRAB CAKES
    $10.00
    Three seared jalapeno crab cakes, served on a bed of smoked jalapeno sausage hash, topped with black garlic crema and chalula aioli
  • BACON-WRAPPED STUFFED JALAPENOS GF
    $7.00
    Jalapeno stuffed with cream cheese, wrapped in bacon and roasted until tender and crisp, served with house queso dip
  • SALMON QUESADILLA
    $10.00
    Three corn or flour quesadillas stuffed with salmon, mexican cheeses, and pineapple, topped with pineapple salsa, sweet ginger sauce, cholula aioli, and cilantro
  • CRAB AND CREAM CHEESE TAQUITOS
    $9.00
    Five house made lump crab taquitos, seasoned with ancho and poblano and topped with queso fresco, sour cream, and pico de gallo, served with creamy diablo sauce for dipping
  • AL PASTOR QUESADILLA
    $10.00
    Three corn or flour quesadillas stuffed with sliced pork and smoked bacon marinated in achiote, guajillo and ancho layered with pineapple, mexican cheeses, topped with black bean and corn salso, sour cream
  • ANCHO CHILI HONEY GLAZED SHRIMP GF
    $12.00
    Five shrimp sautéed and glazed in ancho chili and honey, house made corn salsa, with pickled avocado and cilantro

SALADS


HOUSE-MADE DRESSINGS: honey chili lime, black garlic buttermilk ranch, balsamic vinaigrette, buttermilk ranch, smoky ranch, raspberry vinaigrette

  • CAB STEAK SALAD GF
    $14.00
    4oz certified angus beef carne asada, arcadian lettuce blend, pico de gallo, sliced radish, fresh avocado, queso fresco, diced cucumber, fire roasted corn, and six pepper seasoned crispy onion straws
  • BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND SALMON SALAD GF
    $12.00
    Grilled salmon, arcadian lettuce mix, roasted butternut squash, fresh blueberry, strawberry, dried cranberry, red onion, burrata cheese, and raspberry vinaigrette
  • TACO SALAD GF
    $13.00
    Baby iceberg lettuce with house made pico de gallo, black beans, fresh avocado, fire roasted corn, sliced green onions, shredded cheddar jack, avocado crema, tortilla strips, ranch. choice of chicken, salmon, shrimp or ground beef
  • AHI TUNA SALAD GF
    $13.00
    3oz ancho seared ahi tuna, arcadian lettuce blend, sliced radish, sliced jalapeno, avocado, cilantro honey chili lime vinaigrette

SOUPS


  • POZOLE ROJO GF
    Our house specialty – braised pork shoulder and white corn hominy soup in a clear broth seasoned with tomatillo, a blend of fresh peppers and onions topped with avocado, shredded lettuce, and sliced radish
    Cup
    $4.00
    Bowl
    $8.00
  • CHICKEN TORTILLA GF
    Braised chicken soup in a creamy jalapeno and black bean broth with fresh corn garnished with tortilla strips, avocado crema, and cilantro
    Cup
    $4.00
    Bowl
    $8.00

SPECIALTY HOUSE SAUCES


  • Mole poblano
    Called the national dish of Mexico, this dark sauce has flavors of bitter-sweet chocolate counteracted with peppery spice
  • Fire roasted corn sauce (extra mild)
    This creamy corn sauce is perfect for people who enjoy their dish without a spicy kick
  • Creamy habanero verde (mild)
    This creamy green sauce is incredibly good and addictive. It’s tangy profile is irresistible
  • Creamy red enchilada (medium)
    Our traditional enchilada sauce made better with a peppery kick and cut with cream
  • Creamy diablo (spicy)
    Spicy, sweet, creamy, delicious, is there any thing more to say?

TACOS


  • FILET MIGNON GF
    $15.00
    Three tacos on corn tortillas GF with certified angus beef tenderloin, crispy onion straws, smoked blue cheese, and foie gras
  • CRISPY SOFTSHELL CRAB
    $12.00
    Two tacos on corn tortillas GF with cornflake dredged softshell crab, chipotle aioli, cucumber kimchee, masago, cilantro, and lime
  • CITRUS BRAISED PORK GF
    $12.00
    Three tacos on corn tortillas GF with house made cochinita pibil in achiote, marrinated red onion, julienne habanero, sliced avocado, and micro cilantro
  • NASHVILLE HOT CHICKEN
    $12.00
    Three tacos on corn tortillas GF with crispy cornflake dredged chicken, house made nashville hot seasoning, and poblano-pickle slaw
  • BAJA RED SNAPPER GF
    $13.00
    Three tacos on corn tortillas GF with masa dredged crispy red snapper, poblano cabbage slaw, house pico de gallo, and diced mango
  • CLASSIC STREET TACOS GF
    $10.00
    Choice of ground beef, chicken, shimp, salmon, barbacoa or pork carnitas, with corn tortillas GF. Served with cheese, diced onion, cilantro, sliced radish, fresh lime, and sour cream. Includes beans, rice and fire roasted corn. flour tortillas available upon request add your choice of salsa for 2.00 | ask for vegetarian options

ENTREES


  • CARNITAS GRILL GF
    $26.00
    A full pound of our authentic slow braised pork carnitas marinated in guajillo chile, wrapped in banana leaf, and served with minced cilantro, diced onions, fire roasted corn, fajita vegetables, sour cream, and limes. choice of corn or flour tortillas . includes salsa trio | serves two or more
  • SURF N’ TURF GRILL GF
    $50.00
    6oz rock lobster tail, CAB ribeye crown carne asada, grilled shrimp, ancho seared salmon, grilled hickory smoked jalapeno sausage, onions, sweet peppers, and fire roasted corn. Choice of corn or flour tortillas. Includes salsa trio | serves two or more
  • SHORT RIB
    $24.00
    Tequila honey braised short rib with creamy black bean and corn risotto, sauteed mushrooms and green onion
  • SURF N’ TURF CHIMICHANGA
    $26.00
    Lobster, crab and shrimp filled burrito, deep fried and topped with fire roasted corn, chipotle-sherry cream sauce, mexican cheese blend, and finished with CAB carne asada, radish and guacamole

FAJITAS


  • FAJITAS GF
    $18.00
    Served with corn tortillas GF, and your choice of protein, sour cream, sauteed onion, sweet peppers, shredded lettuce and minced cilantro. Includes bean, rice and fire roasted corn. Choice of seasoned chicken, carne asada, shrimp or a mix of all three.

ENCHILADAS


  • CHICKEN TINGA WITH MOLE
    $15.00
    Served with corn tortillas GF, seasoned with our house mole sauce, stuffed with chicken tinga and our mexican cheese blend, topped with sour cream, red onion and queso fresco | flour tortillas available upon request
  • SURF N’ TURF WITH CHIPOTLE-SHERRY
    $24.00
    Served with corn tortillas GF, seasoned with our chipotle-sherry cream sauce, stuffed with crab, lobster claw and our mexican cheese blend, topped with sliced CAB carne asada, sour cream, fire roasted corn and crispy parsnip | flour tortillas available upon request
  • CHIPOTLE SHRIMP WITH CREAMY RED
    $15.00
    Served with corn tortillas GF, seasoned with our creamy red enchilada sauce, stuffed with chipotle marinated shrimp and our mexican cheese blend, topped with sour cream, chopped cilantro, fire roasted corn, blistered shishito pepperrs and sliced radish | flour tortillas available upon request
  • MARINATED CHICKEN WITH CREAMY HABANERO VERDE
    $15.00
    Served with corn tortillas GF, seasoned with our creamy habanero verde sauce, stuffed with house marinated chicken and our mexican cheese blend, topped with chopped cilantro, sour cream, crispy onion straws, fire roasted corn, and sliced radish | flour tortillas available upon request
  • CAB CARNE ASADA WITH DIABLO SAUCE
    $17.00
    Served with corn tortillas GF, seasoned with our creamy diablo sauce, stuffed with certified angus beef carne asada, topped with fire roasted corn and black bean salsa, diced onion and sliced radish | flour tortillas available upon request
  • CLASSIC ENCHILADAS
    $14.00
    Choice of ground beef, chicken, shimp, salmon, barbacoa or pork carnitas, and one sauce: creamy habanero verde sauce GF, creamy red enchilada sauce GF, creamy diablo sauce, fire roasted corn sauce, or mole poblano. Served with corn tortillas GF, pico de gallo, sour cream, shredded lettuce, and cheese. Includes beans, rice and fire roasted corn. flour tortillas available upon request | ask for vegetarian options

GRINGO RELLENOS


  • TWO RELLENOS
    $13.00
    Our chili rellenos are fire roasted poblano peppers with queso chihuahua and asadero blend stuffed with choice of two proteins all wrapped in a crispy shell. Topped with avocado crema and cilantro. Includes beans, rice, and fire roasted corn | choice of: cheese, seasoned chicken, slow braised pork carnitas,

CRAFTED SIDES X A LA CARTE


  • RICE, BEANS & FIRE ROASTED CORN
  • CHEDDAR JALAPENO POLENTA CAKE
  • ASPARAGUS
  • VEGETABLE BLEND
  • FRENCH FRIES
  • HOUSE MADE QUESO
    $2.00
  • GUACAMOLE
    $2.00
  • SALSA
    $2.00
  • SOUR CREAM
    $1.00
  • JALAPENOS
    $0.50
  • TACO
    $3.50
  • RELLENO
    $6.00

KIDS MENU


Each kids meal includes choice of one side and a kids drink | 10 yrs of age or younger 6.00 | fruit available as side choice

  • ENCHILADA, QUESADILLA, NACHOS, OR CHEESY ROLL-UP
    Your choice of ground beef, seasoned chicken, or cheese
  • 4oz BURGER WITH CHEESE
  • CRISPY CHICKEN TENDERS
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Reservations

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HOURS OF OPERATION

BRUNCH:
10:00AM - 4:00PM SUN

LUNCH:
11:00AM - 4:00PM MON - SAT

DINNER:
4:00PM - 10:00PM SUN - SAT

CANTINA:
11:00AM - 11:00PM SUN - THURS
11:00AM - 1:00AM FRI - SAT

HAPPY HOUR:
4:00PM - 6:00PM MON - SAT
ALL DAY HAPPY HOUR SUN

LOCATION:

CACTUS MODERN MEXICAN & CANTINA
5500 S 56th St
Ste 1
Lincoln, NE 68516

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HOURS OF OPERATION

BRUNCH:
10:00AM - 4:00PM SUN

LUNCH:
11:00AM - 4:00PM MON - SAT

DINNER:
4:00PM - 10:00PM SUN - SAT

CANTINA:
11:00AM - 11:00PM SUN - THURS
11:00AM - 1:00AM FRI - SAT

HAPPY HOUR:
4:00PM - 6:00PM MON - SAT
ALL DAY HAPPY HOUR SUN

LOCATION:

CACTUS MODERN MEXICAN CATINA
5500 S 56th St
Ste 1
Lincoln, NE 68516

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