Cactus Flower Restaurants

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Cactus Flower

California-Style Mexican Cuisine

Award Winning

Restaurant

 

In 1999 after several years of owning a neighborhood
video store,  I found myself in need of a career change. Big box video stores were taking over the country and I knew it was only a matter of time before I would be forced to close.

Everyone told me I was crazy but I knew that the only thing I loved to do  passionately..that made people happy…  was cook Mexican food … the Mexican food I had  grown up on in California.. the Mexican food that my Aunt Carmen, the best  family cook and the Aunt who loved me dearly,  had taught me how to make…  with love and patience and her great flair, she taught me how to use cilantro, lime, fresh peppers , dried peppers , onions and tomatoes, spices like cumin and garlic, and oregano..rich, creamy cheeses and roast fine cuts of meat (only chicken breast, pork tenderloin, blue crab, mahi-mahi, angus beef) to make traditional dishes that people loved. Traditional Mexican food  items that were fresh, clean and delicious! Along the way I created some items of my own,  items she loved, like our Mango Shrimp. Her photo adorns our main dining room.

 In Mexican culture there is no greater show of love than cooking a meal from scratch for someone. To this day when I go see my last living aunt, my Aunt Juana, she insists on cooking for me, that’s love! Now in her 80s, she is still one great cook!

In 2003, Joni Derome became my partner and came on board , bringing decades of restaurant experience with her..Joni helped Cactus Flower Cafe to grow into a multi location restaurant. We hope you will enjoy our style of Mexican food! We are not Tex Mex.. nor are we authentic. We are a fusion of traditional Mexican items, made with love, in a healthier way. No lard, no added animal fats, all from scratch everyday. Even our cocktails are made with fresh items, no mixes ever, it may take a bit longer but its worth the wait. We believe Fresh is always Best! Buen provecho!

Delicious

DINNER MENU

Fresh Ingredients, family recipes, and food made with love.  Taste why our entrees are rated as some of the best you will ever have.

Order now through our website for fast in-home delivery.

FAMILY RECIPES

“Mexican food that my Aunt Carmen, the best  family cook and the Aunt who loved me dearly,  had taught me how to make… “

FRESH INGREDIENTS

“Cilantro, lime, fresh peppers , dried peppers , onions and tomatoes, spices like cumin and garlic, and oregano..rich, creamy cheeses and roast fine cuts of meat”

DELICIOUS FOOD

“We enjoyed a fabulous 5 course meal tonight. The service is always amazing, the food is fabulous and we just love the environment! It also has my favorite sangria in town!!! Pensacola is blessed to have these women in our town!” – Sandra R.

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Michael Gray

We have been dining at Catcus Flower Cafe for years. The food is awesome and the atmosphere is always just right. I highly recommend the Sante Fe enchiladas but everything is really tasty. Michael and his staff will take good care of you.

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Rodney Hopson

Nice, cozy Cali-Mex Restaurant. Fresh menu, not your routine Mexican food. I had the California Street tacos with spicy shrimp. Restroom was clean. Service was fast & friendly. It's a really nice lunch destination during the work week.

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Katie Baird

Awesome place always great!! Picked up my food to go home and eat. when i got home they forgot my sauce. I called and the manager had someone deliver it to my door!!! Great service!! great management

One cannot think well,
love well, sleep well,
if one has not dined well

Pensacola

The first Cactus Flower Cafe, where it all started. Lee Kafeety and Joni DeRome have been bringing traditional Mexican food to the Pensacola area without all the animal fat or refried items since 2001.

Mon-Sat 11AM to 9PM
3425 North 12th Avenue Pensacola, FL 32503

Dothan

Robert DeRome, the owner, previously owned Cafe Capistrano in Raleigh, NC, a sister restaurant.

 

Mon-Sat 11AM-9PM
5412 Montgomery Hwy Dothan, AL 36303

Pace

Owners Sean Barrington, Kevin Quarels.  Our most recent location.
 
Mon-Fri 11AM-8PM, Fri-Sat 11AM-9PM
4865 US Highway 90 
(8.47 mi)
Pace, Florida 32571

Navarre

Sherry and John Spofford moved here from Austin, TX to open Cactus Flower Cafe! They are passionate about great Mexican food!

 
Mon-Thur 11AM-8PM, Fri-Sat 11AM-9PM
8725 Ortega Park Drive Navarre, FL 32566

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