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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 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
  • Cactus Modern Mexican & Cantina | Specials
  • Cactus Modern Mexican & Cantina | Dinner Menu

STARTERS


  • THE HOT MESS DIP GF
    $9.99
    All year favorites presented together, fresh guacamole surrounded by chef's queso and topped with your choice of cactus chicken, pork carnitas or rajas con crema
  • NACHOS GF
    $8.99
    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
  • SIGNATURE ROTISSERIE CHICKEN WINGS GF
    $5.99
    Choose chipotle glazed or cactus style. served with toasted sesame seeds, crema, cilantro, and choice of ranch, smoky ranch, jalapeno ranch or bleu cheese dressing.
  • 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
    $8.99
    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
  • SALMON QUESADILLA
    $9.99
    Blackened grilled salmon, cheddar jack cheese, pineapple salsa, and finished with a mango crema.
  • GRINGA QUESADILLA
    $8.99
    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
  • HOUSE-MADE SOUPS
    Choice of chicken tortilla soup or vegetarian chili soup.
    Cup
    $3.99
    Bowl
    $5.99

SALADS


  • RICE BOWL GF
    $7.99
    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.
  • GRILLED CAESAR
    $8.99
    Grilled romaine, tomato, cotija cheese, red onion, pepita, croutons, radish, and caesar dressing.
  • WEDGE
    $8.99
    Bleu cheese crumbles, bacon, cilantro, black bean and corn salsa, croutons, bleu cheese dressing.
    Half
    $4.99
  • SIDE SALAD GF
    $2.99
    Spring lettuce blend, cucumber, tomato, cheddar, green onion, and your choice of house-made dressing.
  • HOUSE-MADE DRESSINGS
    Buttermilk ranch, smoky ranch, jalapeno ranch, balsamic vinaigrette, raspberry vinaigrette, bleu cheese, cilantro green goddess.
  • PROTEIN ADD-ONS FOR RICE BOWL AND SALADS
    Cactus chicken
    $3.00
    Grilled chicken
    $3.00
    Ground beef
    $3.00
    Pork carnitas
    $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.

LUNCH-SIZED BURRITOS


  • MAKE IT A CHIMICHANGA
    Add $1.00
  • A1 STEAKHOUSE BURRITO
    $10.99
    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
    $7.99
    Maple sausage, scrambled eggs, pico de gallo, jack cheese, crispy potatoes, topped with crispy cheese, served with maple syrup.
  • CHEESY CHICKEN BURRITO
    $8.99
    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
  • CARNITAS BURRITO
    $8.99
    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
    $9.99
    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.

LUNCH COMBOS


  • LUNCH TACO PLATE
    $6.99
    Choice of two classic tacos on flour tortillas served with rice, beans, and fire-roasted corn.
    Substitute a signature taco
    $1.00
  • CACTUS TRIO
    $9.99
    1. Choice of any taco
    2. Choice of soup: chicken tortilla or vegetarian chili
    3. House salad with choice of dressing
  • 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.

SIGNATURE TACOS


All tacos served on flour tortillas, corn tortillas available upon request

  • 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
    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
    $3.49
    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
    $3.00
    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

LUNCH SIGNATURES


  • FRIED TACO ENCHILADA
    $8.99
    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.
  • BLACK AND BLEU ENCHILADA
    $12.99
    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.
  • AGED CHEDDAR STEAK BURGER
    $9.99
    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.
  • 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
  • CREAM CHEESE AND CACTUS CHICKEN ENCHILADA
    $8.99
    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
    Flour 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

TACO PLATTERS


  • TACO 6 PACK
    $14.99
    Choice of 4 classic tacos and 2 signature tacos. includes rice, beans and fire-roasted corn.
  • TACO PARTY 12 PACK
    $26.99
    Get it to go or dine in. 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
  • CHEDDAR JALAPENO POLENTA CAKE
    $2.00
  • SWEET MASHED CORNBREAD
    $2.00
  • SEASONAL FRUIT
    $2.00
  • TAJIN FRENCH FRIES
    $2.00

ADD-ONS


  • SOUR CREAM
    $1.00
  • JALAPENOS
    $0.50
  • SALSA VERDE
    $1.00
  • NEAR DEATH SAUCE (SPICY)
    $1.00
  • CHEF’S QUESO
    $2.00
  • WHITE QUESO
    $2.00
  • GUACAMOLE
    $2.00
  • PICO DE GALLO (MILD)
    $1.00

KIDS MENU


Each kids meal includes choice of one side and a kids drink | 10 yrs of age or younger 5.99

  • KIDS QUESADILLA
    With your choice of ground beef, chicken, or cheese
  • KIDS NACHOS
    With your choice of ground beef, chicken, or cheese
  • 2 BEEF AND CHEESE HARD-SHELL TACOS
  • CHEESEBURGER
  • CHICKEN TENDERS
  • MAC N' CHEESE
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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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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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