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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
  • Cactus Modern Mexican & Cantina | Catering Menu

STARTERS


  • HONEY CHILI GLAZED SHRIMP GF
    $12.00
    Sautéed shrimp, glazed in ancho chili and honey, with house made corn salsa, and cilantro
  • CRAB AND CREAM CHEESE 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.
  • 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
  • NACHOS GF
    $10.00
    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
    Add chicken
    $3.00
    Add pork carnitas
    $3.00
    Add carne asada
    $3.00
    Add guacamole
    $3.00
  • GRINGA QUESADILLA
    $10.00
    Choice of chicken or pork carnitas, flour quesadilla, mexican cheeses, topped with black bean and corn salsa, sour cream.
    Substitute shrimp or carne asada
    $1.00
  • CHIPOTLE GLAZED CHICKEN WINGS
    $10.00
    Served with toasted sesame seeds, crema, cilantro, and choice of ranch or bleu cheese dressing.

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
    Pico de gallo (extra mild)
    Roasted salsa verde (mild)
    Salsa macha (medium)
    Near death sauce (spicy)
  • CHEF’S QUESO DIP V GF
    $5.00
    Kick it up a notch to low medium heat with mexican cheese blend of asadero and monterey jack finished with fire roasted poblano and house-made corn tortilla chips.
    Add chorizo
    $1.00
  • CLASSIC WHITE CHEESE DIP V GF
    $5.00
    Melted white cheeses served with house-made corn tortilla chips.
  • 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 CHICKEN SALAD GF
    $12.00
    Grilled chicken, 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
  • FIESTA SALAD GF
    $12.00
    Spring lettuce blend with your choice of chicken or pork carnitas, 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
  • SOUP OF THE DAY
    Seasonal chef-inspired soup, ask your server for details.
    Cup
    $4.00
    Bowl
    $7.00

BURRITOS


Includes cheddar jalapeno polenta cake

  • MAKE IT A CHIMICHANGA
    Add $1.00
  • CHICKEN BURRITO
    $11.00
    Grilled chicken, mexican rice, beans, pico de gallo, jack cheese wrapped in a flour tortilla, crispy cheese, topped with red sauce, finished with crema, onion, tomato, cilantro.
  • CARNE ASADA BURRITO
    $13.00
    Marinated grilled carne asada, rice and beans, wrapped in a flour tortilla with fire roasted corn, crispy cheese, creamy diablo sauce, topped with crispy onion straws, finished with crema, onion, tomato, cilantro.
  • CARNITAS BURRITO
    $11.00
    Slow braised pork carnitas, pico de gallo, beans, rice and jack cheese wrapped in a flour tortilla, crispy cheese, baked with roasted green chile sauce and topped with queso and sour cream, finished with crema, onion, tomato, cilantro.
  • BARBACOA BURRITO
    $12.00
    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

CACTUS SIGNATURES


  • FILLING FAJITAS GF
    Served with corn tortillas GF, sour cream, onion, sweet peppers, pico de gallo and micro cilantro.
    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
  • AGED CHEDDAR STEAK BURGER
    $12.00
    This delicious burger has aged cheddar atop our house-ground burger mix of ribeye, sirloin and tenderloin. We add our secret sauce, pickled red onions, shredded lettuce and finish with a toasted bun.
  • 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

TACOS


tacos are GF when ordered with corn tortillas

  • CARNE ASADA
    $4.00
    Flour tortilla, grilled carne asada, asadero cheese, pico de gallo, and crema.
  • GRILLED SHRIMP
    $3.75
    Flour tortilla, rice, monterey jack cheese, bacon, and salsa verde.
  • PORK CARNITAS
    $3.00
    Corn tortilla, radish, onion, cilantro and salsa verde.
  • SPICY CHICKEN MACHA
    $3.50
    Tossed in salsa macha, flour tortilla, monterey jack, toasted sesame, cilantro, onion and crema.
  • BAJA FISH
    $3.75
    Flour tortilla, mango cabbage slaw, crema, and tajin
  • BARBACOA
    $3.00
    Corn tortilla, onion, cilantro, queso fresco
  • GRILLED CHICKEN
    $3.00
    Flour tortilla, monterey jack, lettuce, tomato, and onion
  • RAJAS CON CREMA V
    $3.00
    Corn tortilla, simmered peppers and onions, cream, cheese, toasted pepitas, cilantro, radish and onion

CUSTOM ENCHILADAS


CHOICE OF SPECIALTY HOUSE SAUCE: fire roasted corn sauce (extra mild) - this creamy corn sauce is perfect for people who enjoy their dish without a spicy kick. verde sauce (mild) - this creamy green sauce is incredibly good and addictive. It’s tangy profile is irresistible. red enchilada (medium) - our traditional enchilada sauce made better with a peppery kick. creamy diablo (spicy) - “spicy”, “sweet”, “creamy”, “delicious”, need we say anything more?

  • BUILD YOUR OWN
    $12.00
    Flour tortilla topped with pico de gallo, sour cream, shredded lettuce, cheese. Choice of chicken, barbacoa, pork carnitas or rajas con crema v | Includes rice and beans
    Substitute shrimp or carne asada
    $2.00

CRAFTED SIDES


  • RICE AND BEANS
    $3.00
  • FIRE ROASTED CORN
    $2.00
  • CHEDDAR JALAPENO POLENTA CAKE
    $2.00
  • GRILLED ASPARAGUS, PEPPERS AND ONIONS
    $2.00
  • SEASONAL FRUIT
    $2.00
  • TAJIN FRENCH FRIES
    $2.00

ADD-ONS


  • GUACAMOLE
    $2.00
  • SALSA
    $1.50
  • SOUR CREAM
    $1.00
  • JALAPENOS
    $0.50

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

Cactus Modern Mexican & Cantina offers families in Lincoln, NE the opportunity to enjoy their favorite Mexican dishes with a new flair. Grab a spot at one of our tables today!

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Events

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HOURS OF OPERATION

MONDAY: 11:00AM - 10:00PM
TUESDAY: 11:00AM - 10:00PM
WEDNESDAY: 11:00AM - 10:00PM
THURSDAY: 11:00AM - 12:00AM
FRIDAY: 11:00AM - 12:00AM
SATURDAY: 11:00AM - 12:00AM
SUNDAY: 10:00AM - 10:00PM

LOCATION:

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

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HOURS OF OPERATION

MONDAY: 11:00AM - 10:00PM
TUESDAY: 11:00AM - 10:00PM
WEDNESDAY: 11:00AM - 10:00PM
THURSDAY: 11:00AM - 12:00AM
FRIDAY: 11:00AM - 12:00AM
SATURDAY: 11:00AM - 12:00AM
SUNDAY: 10:00AM - 10:00PM

LOCATION:

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

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