Urban Cactus

3070 W. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92868


  • Mon 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Tue 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Wed 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Sun Closed
  • $
  • Free Wifi, Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Urban Cactus is a Mexican restaurant in Orange. Here is a taco de queso de rajas, something all mamís cook around the Lenten season but that rarely pops up in taquerías. All the meats are marinated, so you can close your eyes and imagine grilling with los primos in Montebello on a Sunday afternoon. And for dessert, the prepackaged arroz de leche is perfect: not too sweet--barely sweet at all, actually--but becoming more and more addictive until you find the hefty serving gone within minutes.

Related Stories (2)

  • 80. Taco de Nopal at Urban Cactus
    Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 6:03 a.m. by Dave Lieberman

    Behold the beginning of our annual 100 Favorite Dishes countdown! Every day until the publication of our fantabulous Best Of Issue, we'll list our favorite meals this year in descending order. Enjoy, pass it on, and tune in daily! W...

  • Urban Cactus: Delicious Sorpresa Near Angel Stadium
    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7:03 a.m. by Dave Lieberman

    A menu from Urban Cactus showed up in my office shortly before Christmas. I didn't look at it--I was busy replenishing the water in the coffee machine, like a good corporate citizen--but I happened to drive past it last week, pulled...


View All

More Mexican Restaurants in Orange

View All

More Mexican Restaurants in Orange County


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >