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

APPETIZERS


  • 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
  • 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 tortilla chips
  • CRAB AND CREAM TAQUITOS V
    $11.00
    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
  • NACHOS GF
    $9.00
    Fresh fried corn tortilla chips, layered with melted cheddar jack cheese, with choice of ground beef, chicken tinga, or pork carnitas, served with fresh sliced jalapeno, pico de gallo, house queso, guacamole, sour cream, and shredded lettuce
  • 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
  • BARBACOA AND CREAM CHEESE TAQUITOS
    $9.00
    Barbacoa taquitos, seasoned with ancho and poblano and topped with queso fresco, sour cream, and pico de gallo, served with smoky ranch 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

DIPS X SALSA


  • FRESH HOUSE-MADE CHIPS AND SALSA V GF
    $2.00
    Our signature fire roasted tomato salsa served with house corn tortilla chips
    Add our four specialty salsas
    $3.00
    Fire roasted black bean and corn (extra mild)
    Roasted tomatillo salsa verde (mild)
    Chipotle tomatillo salsa (medium)
    Yucatan habanero (spicy)
  • HOUSE MADE QUESO DIP V GF
    $5.00
    Mexican cheese blend of asadero and monterey jack finished with fire roasted poblano
    Add chorizo
    $1.00
  • FRESH GUACAMOLE GF
    $6.00
    Seasoned with cilantro, fresh lime juice, fresh jalapeno, and diced spanish onion, served with house corn tortilla chips and ancho seasoned chicharron

SALADS X SOUP


  • SPRING SALMON SALAD GF
    $14.00
    Grilled salmon, spring lettuce blend, fresh blueberry, strawberry, red onion, burrata cheese, and raspberry vinaigrette dressing
  • SOUTHWEST COBB SALAD GF
    $13.00
    Chicken, bacon, spring lettuce blend, shredded cheddar jack, pico de gallo, fire roasted corn, black beans, tortilla strips, onion, hard-boiled egg, lime and smoky ranch
  • HONEY CHILI LIME SALAD V GF
    $11.00
    Sautéed shrimp, spring lettuce blend, cilantro, cotija cheese, avocado, tomato, onion, lime, and honey chili lime vinaigrette
    Add sautéed shrimp
    $3.00
  • TACO SALAD GF
    $12.00
    Spring lettuce blend with your choice of chicken or ground beef, served with house made pico de gallo, black beans, fresh avocado, fire roasted corn, sliced green onions, shredded cheddar jack, avocado crema, tortilla strips, and buttermilk ranch
  • CACTUS SALAD V GF
    $11.00
    Spring lettuce blend, pico de gallo, sliced radish, fresh avocado, queso fresco, diced cucumber, fire roasted corn, and six pepper seasoned crispy onion straws with smoky ranch dressing
    Add certified angus beef carne asada
    $4.00
  • HOUSE-MADE DRESSINGS GF
    Honey chili lime vinaigrette, buttermilk ranch, smoky ranch, raspberry vinaigrette, balsamic vinaigrette
  • CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP 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

BURRITOS


Includes cheddar jalapeno polenta cake

  • MAKE IT A CHIMICHANGA
    Add $1.00
  • CHICKEN BURRITO
    $11.00
    Crispy chicken, mexican rice, pico de gallo, jack cheese wrapped in a flour tortilla, topped with queso and fire-roasted salsa
  • CARNE ASADA BURRITO
    $14.00
    Marinated grilled CAB carne asada, rice and beans, wrapped in a flour tortilla with fire roasted corn and creamy diablo sauce, topped with crispy onion straws
  • CARNITAS BURRITO
    $11.00
    Slow braised pork carnitas, pico de gallo, rice and jack cheese wrapped in a flour tortilla, baked with roasted green chile sauce and topped with queso and sour cream
  • BARBACOA BURRITO
    $12.00
    Barbacoa beef, poblano, mexican cheese blend, rice, and pico de gallo, wrapped in a flour tortilla, baked with a red chile sauce and jalapeno cream, topped with pickled avocado

CACTUS SIGNATURES


  • FAJITAS GF
    Served with corn tortillas GF, sour cream, sauteed chorizo and onion, sweet peppers, picco de gallo and micro cilantro. Includes bean, rice and fire roasted corn.
    One protein
    $16.00
    Two proteins
    $18.00
    Three proteins
    $20.00
    Grilled Chicken, Carne Asada, Shrimp, Al Pastor
    Flour tortillas available upon request
  • GRINGO RELLENOS
    $15.00
    Fire roasted poblano peppers, queso chihuahua and asadero blend stuffed with choice of two proteins, in a crispy shell. topped with avocado crema, cilantro and beans, rice, and fire roasted corn
    Cheese V
    Slow Braised Pork Carnitas
  • CARNITAS GRILL GF
    $18.00
    1/2 pound of 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
    Available after 5 pm
    Choice of corn or flour tortillas
    Includes salsa trio
  • SURF N’ TURF CHIMICHANGA
    $26.00
    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
    Available after 5 pm

TACOS


  • CARNE ASADA CAB® GF
    $15.00
    Three tacos on corn tortillas GF with certified angus beef carne asada, crispy onion straws, asadero cheese, and creamy diablo sauce
  • CRISPY FRIED SHRIMP
    $13.00
    Three tacos on corn tortillas GF with crispy fried shrimp in a sweet ancho chili glaze, topped with pico de gallo and sriracha aioli
  • 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 FRIED FISH GF
    $13.00
    Three tacos on corn tortillas GF with masa dredged crispy white fish, poblano cabbage slaw, house pico de gallo, and fresh pineapple
  • CLASSIC STREET TACOS GF
    $11.00
    Choice of ground beef, chicken, shrimp, salmon, al pastor, 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.
    Add your choice of salsa
    $1.00
    Flour tortillas available upon request
    Ask for vegetarian options

ENCHILADAS


  • SURF N’ TURF WITH CHIPOTLE-SHERRY
    $24.00
    Served with corn tortillas GF, seasoned with our chipotle-sherry cream sauce, stuffed with crab, 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, sliced radish
    Flour tortillas available upon request
  • CLASSIC ENCHILADAS
    $14.00
    Choice of ground beef, chicken, shrimp, salmon, barbacoa or pork carnitas, and one sauce: creamy habanero verde sauce GF, creamy red enchilada sauce GF, creamy diablo sauce, or fire roasted corn sauce. Served with corn tortillas GF, pico de gallo, sour cream, shredded lettuce, and cheese. With beans, rice and fire roasted corn.
    Flour tortillas available upon request
    Ask for vegetarian options

SPECIALTY HOUSE SAUCES


  • 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?

CRAFTED SIDES X A LA CARTE


  • RICE, BEANS & FIRE ROASTED CORN
  • CHEDDAR JALAPENO POLENTA CAKE
  • GRILLED ASPARAGUS
  • SEASONAL FRUIT
  • FRENCH FRIES
  • HOUSE MADE QUESO
    $2.50
  • GUACAMOLE
    $2.00
  • SALSA
    $1.00
  • 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

  • ENCHILADA, QUESADILLA, NACHOS, OR CHEESY ROLL-UP
    Your choice of ground beef, seasoned chicken, or cheese
  • 4OZ CAB 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 MON - SAT
4:00PM - 9:00PM SUN

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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