• Cactus Pear

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Southwestern American

Serves meat, vegan options available. Southwestern bistro. Offers several lacto-vegetarian items. Has tofu fajita, eggplant fajita, chipotle hummus, and others. Open Mon-Thu 11:00am-10:00pm, Fri 11:00am-11:00pm, Sat 5:00pm-11:00pm.

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8 Reviews

First Review by AbeLincoln


Points +25

28 Aug 2022

Salad is the only option

Asked the waiter for vegan option prior to ordering. While they do have tofu, eggplant, portabella mushrooms, etc, he asked the kitchen staff to be sure. They said salad was my only option. He said they add dairy to a lot of it. Not 100% if that is true but if they are unwilling to make a suggestion, it is not worth my time to order.



Points +47

06 Jun 2022


We ordered the Aztec Tofu sandwich n swapped out the sauce for hummus ✅ We also ordered the tofu fajitas…the only thing we had to remove was the sour cream ✅ Cute place. Nice vibe ✨✨


Points +88

10 Feb 2018

Decent Options

There weren’t too many options here, but their tofu fajitas are delicious. I believe the rice is cooked with dairy, so I got it without rice, cheese, or sour cream. Well-seasoned & big portions!


Points +164

22 Jun 2017

Deep fried tofu nachos. 'Nuff said.

LOVED this place. Husband and I got deep fried tofu nachos (no dairy), I got Kale & Mushroom Enchiladas (no dairy or rice), and my husband got Portobello Fajitas. Now, vegans be warned: the rice has dairy in it. The waiter was kind enough to tell us that after we told him we're vegan, and offered us more beans to replace the rice where needed. The food was great (especially those nachos) and we are eager to return and try something new. Just wish they'd ditch dairy from the rice.

Pros: Many vegan/veganizable options , Knowledgable/accommodating wait staff, Great food

Cons: Dairy in the rice!


Points +570

12 Sep 2015

The rice is not vegan, I just go without

This restaurant is in me and my fiance's rotation. I usually get the tofu fajitas without rice, but there are salads and burritos and tacos. I like that their menu has a lot of vegan options. Sometimes it's way too oily but hey, it's fajitas and they have mushrooms as an option too. There's always leftovers which I love to eat later. The staff is nice and I like that this place is a Clifton (Cincinnati neighborhood) staple. It's also awesome that there are coupons in the Bearcat magazine in those newspaper plastic stands around the University of Cincinnati.

Pros: lots of options, very tasty, leftovers

Cons: can't get rice


Points +83

16 Aug 2012

Awesome tofu fajitas, good beers

The tofu fajitas at Cactus Pear are amazing! The serving size is also very generous - with corn chips and tasty salsa, there is more than enough for two. I also like their seasonal beers and have always been able to find a vegan-friendly one to try.

Pros: delicious tofu fajitas, generous servings, friendly service

Cons: only a few vegan options , (but they are good ones)


Points +73

02 Jul 2010

Excellent tofu fajitas

Great food, but just know you'll come out smelling like the fire-roasted salsa they make.


Points +59

12 Jun 2010

Good place

I was shocked to see a Mexican style place that had tofu fajitas. They were delish!! I loooove their salsa, it's different but so good. Good place!

Ps. try the Mango Margarita!

Pros: tofu fajitas, two locations, salsa rocks

Cons: weird hours

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