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STARTERS


  • THE HOT MESS DIP GF
    $9.99
    All your favorites presented together, fresh guacamole surrounded by chef’s queso and topped with your choice of cactus chicken, pork carnitas, ground beef or rajas con crema.
  • NACHOS GF
    $9.99
    Fresh fried corn tortilla chips, served with black beans, pico de gallo, chef’s queso, cotija cheese, cilantro, and crema.
    Add cactus chicken
    $3.00
    Add pork carnitas
    $3.00
    Add ground beef
    $3.00
    Add rojas con crema
    $3.00
    Add carne asada
    $4.00
    Add gucamole
    $2.49
  • SALMON QUESADILLA
    $9.99
    Blackened grilled salmon, cheddar jack cheese, pineapple salsa, and finished with a mango crema.
  • GRINGA QUESADILLA
    $9.99
    Choice of cactus chicken or pork carnitas, flour quesadilla, mexican cheeses, topped with black bean and corn salsa, sour cream.
    Substitute shrimp or carne asada
    $3.00
  • CRAB AND CREAM CHEESE TAQUITOS GF
    $10.99
    five taquitos made with real lump crab meat, seasoned with ancho and poblano and topped with queso fresco, sour cream, and pico de gallo, served with verde sauce.
  • BARBACOA AND CREAM CHEESE TAQUITOS GF
    $9.99
    Barbacoa taquitos, seasoned with ancho and poblano and topped with queso fresco, sour cream, pico de gallo, and verde sauce, served with smoky ranch for dipping.

SALADS AND BOWLS


  • Rice Bowl GF
    $8.99
    Rice, beans, avocado, pico de gallo, fire-roasted corn, cucumber, cilantro, queso fresco, and crema.
  • CACTUS SALAD GF
    $9.99
    Cucumber, avocado, green onion, radish, queso fresco, sesame seeds, pickled red onion, cilantro green goddess dressing.
  • SOUTHWEST COBB SALAD GF
    $9.99
    Bacon, egg, avocado, pico de gallo, fire-rosted corn, cheddar jack cheese, tortilla strips, choice of dressing.
  • HOUSE-MADE DRESSINGS
    Buttermilk ranch, smoky ranch, jalapeno ranch, balsamic vinaigrette, bleu cheese, cilantro green goddess.
  • PROTEIN ADD-ONS FOR RICE BOWL AND SALADS
    Cactus chicken
    $3.00
    Grilled chickwn
    $3.00
    Ground beef
    $3.00
    Pork Carnitas
    $3.00
    Barbacoa
    $3.00
    Shrimp
    $4.00
    Salmon
    $4.00
    Carne Asada
    $4.00

DELICIOUS DIPS


  • CHEF’S QUESO, GUAC AND BEAN DIP PLATTER GF
    $9.99
    Enjoy three full portions of cactus’s fresh made in-house dips served with our house corn tortilla chips.
  • THREE BEAN DIP GF
    $3.99
    Hearty combination of beans, cumin, oregano, and hot sauce. choose served hot or cold.
  • CHEF’S QUESO DIP GF
    $4.99
    Kick the heat up a notch with a mexican cheese blend of asadero and monterey jack finished with fire-roasted poblano.
  • FRESH GUACAMOLE GF
    $5.49
    Prepared fresh daily with seasoned with cilantro, lime juice, fresh jalapenos, and diced spanish onion.
  • CLASSIC WHITE CHEESE DIP GF
    $4.99
    Keep it simple with a variety of melted white cheeses.

PROFILE ENTREES


  • Reboot: Green Goddess Chicken
    $11.99
    A grilled chicken breast on top served with fresh guacamole on a bed of lettuce. Topped with our green goddess salad with cabbage, radish, green onion and tomato coleslaw.
  • Balance: Caribbean Shrimp Rice Bowl
    $13.99
    A bed of basmati rice topped with mango and pineapple salsa tossed brussels sprouts, grilled shrimp and avocado slices.
  • Perform: Surf and Turf Taco Plate
    $12.99
    Two whole wheat tortillas topped with grilled carne asada on one and grilled cod on the other. Served with guacamole, a pepper and onion mix, crema and garnished with cilantro.

GIANT BURRITOS


  • A1 STEAKHOUSE BURRITO
    $12.99
    Carne asada, marinated, grilled and ranch seasoned, crispy potatoes, cheddar jack cheese, A1 mayo, topped with crispy cheese, and crispy buttermilk onion straws.
  • BREAKFAST BURRITO
    $10.99
    Maple sausage, scrambled eggs, pico de gallo, jack cheese, crispy potatoes, topped with crispy cheese, served with maple syrup.
  • CHEESY CHICKEN BURRITO
    $10.99
    Fried chicken, mexican rice, beans, pico de gallo, jack cheese wrapped in a flour tortilla, crispy cheese, topped with chef’s queso, finished with crema, onion, tomato, cilantro.
    Nashville hot chicken burrito
    $1.00
  • BARBACOA BURRITO
    $11.99
    Barbacoa beef, mexican cheese blend, rice, beans and pico de gallo, wrapped in a flour tortilla, crispy cheese, baked with a red chile sauce and topped with sliced avocado, finished with crema, onion, tomato, cilantro.
  • CARNITA BURRITO
    $10.99
    Pork cantina, mexican rice, beans, pico de gallo, jack cheese wrapped in a flour tortilla, crispy cheese, topped with chef’s queso, finished with crema, onion, tomato, cilantro.

SAUCY ENCHILADAS


  • BLACK AND BLEU ENCHILADA
    $14.99
    Flour tortilla, loaded with blackened carne asada, pickled red onion, toasted sesame seeds, and cilantro. topped with a bleu cheese sauce and finished with moody bleu crumbles, includes rice, beans and fire-roasted corn.
  • FRIED TACO ENCHILADA
    $11.99
    Choose barbacoa, cactus chicken, salmon, ground beef, pork carnitas, or rajas con crema v. fried flour tortillas, loaded with cheddar jack cheese, on a bed of beans, finished with red enchilada sauce, pico de gallo, and crema, includes rice and fire-roasted corn.
  • CREAM CHEESE AND CACTUS CHICKEN ENCHILADA
    $11.99
    Cactus chicken smothered in cream cheese, rolled into an enchilada and covered with our verde sauce, topped with pico de gallo, crema, toasted sesame seed, and cilantro. includes rice, beans and fire-roasted corn.
  • BUILD YOUR OWN ENCHILADA
    $11.99
    Four tortilla topped with pico de gallo, sour cream, shredded lettuce, cheese. Choice of cactus chicken, barbacoa, pork carnitas or rajas con crema v. includes rice, beans and fire-roasted corn.
    Substitute shrimp or carne asada
    $3.00
  • CHOICE OF HOUSE-MADE SAUCE
    Fire roasted corn sauce (extra mild) - a sweet, rich flavor; reminiscent of the good life state.
    Bleu cheese sauce (mild) - our delightfully creamy sauce with a subtle smoky flavor.
    Verde sauce (mild) - tangy tomatillos and poblanos make this sauce irresistible
    Nebraska sauce (medium) - rich, smoky, savory, and densely flavored creamy
    Diablo (spicy) - want an extra kick? toasted habanero and chipotle peppers take the heat up on this flavorful sauce

SIGNATURE TACOS


  • BLACK N’ BLEU STEAK
    $3.99
    Blackened carne asada, bleu cheese sauce, pickled red onion, toasted sesame seeds, and cilantro.
  • NASHVILLE HOT CHICKEN TACO (not GF)
    $3.75
    “Nashville style” fried chicken, lettuce, pickles, crema, cilantro.
  • GRILLED SHRIMP VERDE
    $3.75
    (not GF)
    Rice, monterey jack cheese, bacon, and salsa verde.
  • CREAM CHEESE CHICKEN
    $3.49
    Chicken simmered in kettle-cooked red enchilada sauce, green onion, crema, cilantro, sesame seed, and salsa verde.
  • A1 STEAKHOUSE
    $3.99
    Carne asada, marinated, grilled and ranch seasoned, crispy potatoes, cheddar jack cheese, A1 mayo, and crispy buttermilk onion straws.
  • BAJA FISH (not GF)
    $3.75
    Mango cabbage slaw, crema, and tajin.
  • VERDE PORK CARNITAS
    $3.00
    Radish, onion, cilantro and salsa verde.
  • CHICKEN CAESAR TACO
    $3.50
    Crispy buttermilk chicken, caesar dressing, cotija cheese, shredded lettuce, bacon, cilantro.
  • CARNE ASADA
    $3.99
    Grilled carne asada, asadero cheese, pico de gallo, and crema.
  • CLASSIC TACO PLATE
    $8.99
    Choice of three classic tacos. topped with chef’s queso, pico de gallo, crema and cilantro. includes rice, beans, and fire-roasted corn. substitute a signature taco 1.00 each
    Chef's queso
    $1.00
    White queso
    $1.00
    Guacamole
    $1.00
    Salsa Verde
    $0.50
    Sour cream
    $0.50
  • CLASSIC TACO
    $3.00
    One taco, choice of ground beef, cactus chicken, salmon, barbacoa, pork carnitas or rajas con crema v, topped with chef’s queso, pico de gallo, crema and cilantro.

CACTUS SIGNATURES


  • FILLING FAJITAS GF
    Grilled Chicken, Carne Asada, Shrimp Served with corn tortillas GF, sour cream, onion, sweet peppers, pico de gallo and micro cilantro. Includes beans, rice and fire roasted corn. choice of corn or flour tortillas. additional tortillas available upon request.
    One protein with four tortillas
    $15.99
    Two proteins with six tortillas
    $17.99
    Three proteins with eight tortillas
    $19.99

DINNER COMBOS


  • NASHVILLE SMASHVILLE
    $10.99
    Two Nashville Hot Chicken tacos with choice of modelo draft and a shot of alto tequila. upgrade to any of our 70+ tequilas and get $3 off the price of the tequila you choose.
  • TURF N SURF
    $8.99
    Carne asada taco and baja fish taco. includes rice, beans and fire-roasted corn.
  • THE BARNYARD
    $9.99
    Three tacos on flour tortillas. cactus chicken, pork carnitas, and barbacoa. includes rice, beans, and fire-roasted corn.
  • CARNE ASADA TRIO
    $9.99
    Three tacos on flour tortillas. A1 steakhouse, black and bleu, and signature carne asada.
  • THREE BY THE SEA
    $9.99
    Baja fish, grilled shrimp verde, and salmon classic taco. includes rice, beans and fire-roasted corn.
  • DAVID AND GOLIATH
    $11.99
    Choice of any giant burrito and classic taco.

TACO PLATTERS


  • TACO PARTY 6 PACK
    $34.99
    Choice of 4 classic tacos and 2 signature tacos. includes rice, beans and fire-roasted corn, and a pitcher of house-made margaritas.
  • TACO PARTY 12 PACK
    $64.99
    Get it to go or dine in. choice of 8 classic tacos and 4 signature tacos. includes rice, beans and fire-roasted corn, and 2 pitchers of house-made margaritas
  • TACO 6 PACK - NO ALCOHOL
    $17.99
    Choice of 4 classic tacos and 2 signature tacos. includes rice, beans and fire-roasted corn.
  • TACO 12 PACK - NO ALCOHOL
    $32.99
    Choice of 8 classic tacos and 4 signature tacos. includes rice, beans and fire-roasted corn.

CRAFTED SIDES


  • RICE, BEANS AND FIRE-ROASTED CORN
    $2.00
  • TAJIN™ FRENCH FRIES
    $2.00

ADD-ONS


  • SOUR CREAM
    $1.00
  • JALAPENOS
    $0.50
  • PICO DE GALLO (MILD)
    $1.00
  • NEAR DEATH SAUCE (SPICY)
    $1.00
  • SALSA VERDE
    $1.00
  • CHEF’S QUESO
    $2.00
  • WHITE QUESO
    $2.00
  • GUACAMOLE (contains cilantro)
    $2.00
  • Spot’s Smoothie
    $3.00
    Cantaloupe, blueberries, cucumber, mango, pineapple, filtered water
  • Turkey n’ Rrrrice
    $3.00
    Ground turkey, hard boiled eggs, fresh veggies on brown rice
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HOURS OF OPERATION

MONDAY: CLOSED
TUESDAY: 4:00PM - 10:00PM
WEDNESDAY: 11:00AM - 10:00PM
THURSDAY: 11:00AM - 10:00PM
FRIDAY: 11:00AM - 10:00PM
SATURDAY: 11:00AM - 10:00PM
SUNDAY: 11:00AM - 10:00PM

LATE NIGHT MENU AFTER 9PM

LOCATION:

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

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HOURS OF OPERATION

MONDAY: CLOSED
TUESDAY: 4:00PM - 10:00PM
WEDNESDAY: 11:00AM - 10:00PM
THURSDAY: 11:00AM - 10:00PM
FRIDAY: 11:00AM - 10:00PM
SATURDAY: 11:00AM - 10:00PM
SUNDAY: 11:00AM - 10:00PM

LATE NIGHT MENU AFTER 9PM

LOCATION:

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

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