Our Story

Cactus is “a celebration of the cuisines of the new Americas with Aloha,” transporting the flavors, culinary traditions and techniques from Central and South America as well as Cuba, Puerto Rico and Mexico.

Ingredients from local farms

A local farm where we source many ingredients

Offering the cuisines of the sun, land and sea, Cactus menu selections focus on:

  • Local produce from the islands
  • Shinsato Farms pork from Kahalu’u
  • Kulana and Kuahiwi beef, veal, wild boar from the Big Island
  • Sustainably caught or farmed seafood from the island chain

Along with the cuisine, Cactus puts a very large focus on the wines of Argentina, Chile, Peru and some small estates in Spain and Mexico. Traditional, and some untraditional, Sangrias are featured, including a signature frozen Sangria.

We also offer premium rums, tequilas and piscos (sort of a South American Grappa) that are paired with fresh island herbs and tropical fruits, alongside non-alcohol selections like Horchata, Jaritos sodas, and fresh juices.

All is served in a casual, convivial environment with warm, engaging, professional service.