Cactus Ya Ya

15704 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver
(360) 944-9292

Recent Reviews

Ashley Swanson

Fish tacos were delicious! Actually, everything we got was. The Yaya rolls, the fish n chips! Yum. ?

Ashley Shaffer

Cactus Ya Yas has been our favorite restaurant in Vancouver for years. I cannot believe I have never written a review. They are the BEST!! The food has always been amazing and the host and servers do a great job. We especially love the skewers, peanut chicken yaya rolls, and house quesadilla. The peanut sauce here is to die for...we would literally eat it with our forks if there was any left over. My sons loved the chips and beans.We moved to Texas a couple months ago and miss Ya Yas so much!!

Jim Peters

A little slow to get initial service and it wasn't the friendliest, but the food was phenomenal. The peanut rolls are 5 star material. They were out of the first 2 dishes we asked for and the didn't have a couple of the alcohols that were requested. One was Honey Jack Daniels or any honey whiskey, so I would say the bar is limited. Overall, I really like the place and has wonderful outside seating by the ?.

Brian Buelow

Great food consistently. Fantastic drinks. Perfect service. Couldn't ask for a better team. Clearly the owners treat their staff well.

Lynn Myers

Another amazing experience dining in. Our server was fabulous. She went above and beyond. The food was fantastic. There is a reason this place continues to be one of my very favorite places to eat at.

Angelyka C

I ordered for takeout, but I could tell that the atmosphere and vibe inside of the restaurant was very nice, though the outside may not look the best. Welcoming decoration, a bit dark, and a lot of friendly servers. The woman who took my order over the phone was super kind and helpful, making sure to get everything right despite having a hard time hearing me. I'd consider coming back to give the place another chance and experience the full service.I got the grilled fish, which was good but not great to me. The halibut was a bit dry except for the sauce, and I could have done without it (based on reading the menu I didn't realize there would be such a sauce). The highlight of the dish was definitely the mashed potatoes, which had some awesome garnishes on top. Especially since I asked for no beans, they gave a hearty serving of the potatoes, which I really appreciated.

Carol Rochat

Cactus Ya Ya is my favorite restaurant in Vancouver. Their quirky decor and their artisan southwest cuisine lend themselves to an enjoyable dining experience.

celia Rostran

Very quick service! Had chips and salsa on the ready as soon as we sat down! Very quick to refill our chips too! The staff was very attentive, the food was very tasty and flavorful , and the house Margarita was delicious!

Big Dazzy

Friday dinner...steak tacos...generous potions & very tasty. Service was efficient & friendly. The only con was the noise level...LOUD.Food = very goodService = goodAtmosphere = so so.

Chad Wright

Order the fish and chips last night and half the fish was unbattered and some bites were literally just batter and no fish. Fries were undercooked and soggy. Best thing was the tater sauce.

Emm M.

Hadn't been here in years, but was craving a nuclear margarita and meeting a friend from the east side of town. I live on the westside and rarely head to the 164th corridor as the traffic lights and traffic are daunting. Anyway we had GREAT service from Kim. She was attentive but not intrusive. Food was as it always has been. The same menu which I appreciate and it was great to sit outside!

Hannah Berry

AMAZING! Service was great. Very quick, genuine, and courteous service. Food was phenomenal. We got the fish tacos and steak tacos. Fish was perfectly cooked, not too much batter, with an amazing avocado sauce. Steak tacos came with guac and sour cream, both high quality, with perfectly cooked steak. There are also complimentary chips made of both white and yellow corn and came with delicious salsa and a pinto bean dip, both great. I remember this place as a child and hadn't been for over a decade but was even better than I remembered. Great place for a date or family occasion. Atmosphere is low lighting, clean, and well put together. Hasn't changed in years yet still manages to be well put together and inviting. Definitely go.

Dani G.

This is a fun place to go if you're looking for a casual but delicious meal. The portions are large so be prepared to have some leftovers! The staff was very friendly and our food came out fast hot. The pasta in my dish was cooked to the perfect texture and they do not leave you hanging on the shrimp. There were large chunks of shrimp in every bite! Definitely a spot I will be coming back to!


Really fun time, good food and great portions, stiff drinks. Little spendy but well worth it. I wish I caught the name of our server tonight. She was so sweet and attentive.

Angie Bolster

We went with a large group on fairly short notice and they still were able to accommodate us quickly. Service was good, drinks were great. Yaya rolls are a hit ?

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