Nosh & Booze: Dizzy Kaktus


If you don’t like tacos, I don’t know if I can trust you. Recently, Dorina & I had the opportunity to try the brand new taco & tequila joint in the heart of downtown – Dizzy Kaktus. Located between Main St and Congress Ave, it’s a stone throw away from all the poppin’ downtown bars – Honeymoon, Pastry War, Nightingale Room etc.

Dorina being a hard critic on tacos and me just a fan of food, we were pleasantly surprised! It was so delicious we came back the next day after a night of debaucherous fun and too many happy drinks.

Dizzy Kaktus should be your IT late hour eatery. They are open until 3 am on Friday and Saturday. Did I mention they have killer margaritas?! Tip: Always get your margarita “extra dizzy” here, you won’t regret it.

We went taco happy and ordered some of their most popular items.dsc_1295 Our favorite were The Texan, Korean BBQ, and the vegetarian option Goldie Hawn. The taco size is generous and very reasonably priced.

L to R: Goldie Hawn, Korean BBQ, Pork on Pork Crime, and The Texan Taco

Goldie Hawn: Lightly battered & fried cauliflower, brussel sprout, bell pepper; tossed in a sriracha mayo, dressed with cabbage & queso fresco on a flour tortilla

Korean BBQ: Marinated, grilled & shaved ribeye served with a sriracha lime sauce, onion, carrot, cabbage with sesame seed oil drizzle on a flour tortilla

Pork on Pork Crime: Pulled pork served with cabbage, onions, queso fresco, cilantro, and pork skins dressed with hot sauce on a flour tortilla

The Texan Taco: Hand battered & fried tender served with lettuce & tomatoes dressed with hatch chili queso on a flour tortilla

L to R: Buffalo Chicken Taco and Bond, James Bond

Buffalo Chicken Taco: Hand battered & fried tender tossed in spicy buffalo sauce, topped with lettuce, carrots, and bleu cheese dressing

Bond, James Bond: Marinated & fried octopus served with pickled carrots, chopped kale, onions, and dressed with sriracha rice vinegar on a flour tortilla

Dizzy Kaktus also serves dessert tacos. Who would say no to Nutella, especially as a late night snack 😉 I suggest ordering both and dipping the Nutella taco IN the ice cream #heavyinmouth

L to R: The Choco Loco and Banana Nutella & Cream

The Choco Loco: Homemade waffle taco, filled with vanilla bean ice cream, dipped in dark chocolate & topped with pistachio crumbles

Banana Nutella & Cream: Nutella & marshmallow cream, filled in a homemade waffle torta and then deep fried

Dizzy Kaktus is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. So come by for a dose of taco anytime!dsc_1250


The Colorful Chronicle

Post in partnership with Salt N Pepper Group, all opinions are our own.

Photos by Alejandro Montoya

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