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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


  • CRAB AND CREAM CHEESE TAQUITOS GF
    $10.99
    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.
  • SALMON QUESADILLA
    $9.99
    Blackened grilled salmon, cheddar jack cheese, pineapple salsa, and finished with a mango crema
  • BARBACOA AND CREAM CHEESE TAQUITOS GF
    $8.99
    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
    $9.99
    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
    $9.99
    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
    $9.99
    Served with toasted sesame seeds, crema, cilantro, and choice of ranch or bleu cheese dressing.

DIPS X SALSA


  • HOUSE-MADE SALSA V GF
    $1.99
    Our signature fire roasted tomato salsa
  • PICO DE GALLO V GF
    $1.99
    Blend of tomatoes, onions, peppers, cilantro and lime juice
  • SALSA VERDE V GF
    Green vegetable with roasted tomatillos, onion and garlic
  • CHEF’S QUESO DIP V GF
    $4.99
    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
    $4.99
    Melted white cheeses served with house-made corn tortilla chips.
  • FRESH GUACAMOLE V GF
    $5.49
    Seasoned with cilantro, fresh lime juice, fresh jalapeno, and diced spanish onion, served with house corn tortilla chips and ancho seasoned chicharron
  • QUESO, GUAC AND SALSA PLATTER V GF
    $9.99
    Enjoy three full portions of cactus’s fresh, made in-house dips and salsas. choose your queso, your salsa, and indulge.

SALADS


  • SPRING CHICKEN SALAD GF
    $11.99
    Grilled chicken, spring lettuce blend, fresh blueberry, strawberry, red onion, burrata cheese, and raspberry vinaigrette dressing.
  • SOUTHWEST COBB SALAD GF
    $12.99
    Choice of chicken or blackened salmon, 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
    $10.99
    Spring lettuce blend, cilantro, cotija cheese, avocado, tomato, onion, lime, and honey chili lime vinaigrette
    Add sautéed shrimp
    $3.00
  • FIESTA SALAD GF
    $11.99
    Choice of chicken or blackened salmon, spring lettuce blend, 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
    $10.99
    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
  • SIDE SALAD V GF
    $4.99
    Spring lettuce blend, cucumber, tomato, cheddar, green onion, and your choice of house-made dressing.
    Add carne asada
    $4.00
    Add sautéed shrimp
    $3.00
  • HOUSE-MADE DRESSINGS GF
    Honey chili lime vinaigrette, buttermilk ranch, smoky ranch, raspberry vinaigrette, balsamic vinaigrette

GRANDE BURRITOS


  • MAKE IT A CHIMICHANGA
    Add $1.00
  • 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 | make it a nashville hot chicken burrito 1.00
  • 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.
  • CARNITAS BURRITO
    $10.99
    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
    $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

CACTUS SIGNATURES


  • FILLING FAJITAS GF
    Served with corn tortillas GF, sour cream, onion, sweet peppers, pico de gallo and micro cilantro.
    One protein
    $15.99
    Two proteins
    $17.99
    Three proteins
    $19.99
    Grilled Chicken, Carne Asada, Shrimp, Al Pastor
    Flour tortillas available upon request
  • CARNITAS GRILL GF
    $14.99
    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
  • CHORIZO SALMON
    $15.99
    Chorizo rubbed grilled salmon, with rajas con crema, creamy verde sauce, toasted pepitas with a cheddar jalapeno polenta cake.
  • AGED CHEDDAR STEAK BURGER
    $11.99
    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.

A LA CARTE TACOS


tacos are GF when ordered with corn tortillas

  • CHOICE OF 2
    HOUSE SALSA
    PICO DE GALLO
    RANCH
    SMOKY RANCH
    JALAPENO RANCH
  • TACO ADD-ONS
    CHEF'S QUESO
    $1.00
    WHITE QUESO
    $1.00
    GUACAMOLE
    $1.00
    SOUR CREAM
    $0.50
  • BLACK N’ BLEU STEAK
    $3.99
    Flour tortilla, blackened carne asada, bleu cheese sauce, pickled red onion, toasted sesame seeds, and cilantro
  • NASHVILLE HOT CHICKEN TACO
    $3.75
    “Nashville style” fried chicken, lettuce, pickles, crema, cilantro
  • GRILLED SHRIMP VERDE
    $3.75
    Flour tortilla, rice, monterey jack cheese, bacon, and salsa verde
  • SPICY CHICKEN MACHA
    $3.49
    Tossed in salsa macha, flour tortilla, monterey jack, toasted sesame, cilantro, onion and crema
  • 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
    $3.75
    Flour tortilla, mango cabbage slaw, crema, and tajin (not GF)
  • PORK CARNITAS
    $3.00
    Corn tortilla, radish, onion, cilantro and salsa verde
  • CARNE ASADA
    $3.99
    Flour tortilla, grilled carne asada, asadero cheese, pico de gallo, and crema
  • CLASSIC TACO
    $3.00
    One taco, choice of ground beef, grilled chicken, salmon, barbacoa, pork carnitas or rajas con crema v, served in a flour tortilla topped with white queso, onion, tomato, avocado crema and cilantro
  • CLASSIC TACO PLATE
    $9.99
    Choice of three flour tortilla tacos served with rice, beans and fire roasted corn. Choice of ground beef, grilled chicken, salmon, barbacoa, pork carnitas, or rajas con crema v. Topped with white queso, onion, tomato, avocado crema and cilantro

SAUCY 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?

  • 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
    Fried flour tortillas, loaded with cheddar jack cheese and barbacoa, on a bed of beans, finished with red enchilada sauce, pico de gallo, and avocado crema, includes rice and fire-roasted corn. sub beans or rajas con crema for vegetarian
  • BUILD YOUR OWN
    $11.99
    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
    $3.00

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 MACHA (MEDIUM)
    $1.00
  • NEAR DEATH SAUCE (SPICY)
    $1.00
  • CHEF’S QUESO
    $2.00
  • WHITE QUESO
    $2.00
  • GUACAMOLE
    $2.00

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
Cactus Modern Mexican & Cantina | Lincoln, NE | interior seating

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!

Cactus Modern Mexican & Cantina | Lincoln, NE | southwestern decor

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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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