Welcome to Steel Cactus Mexican Restaurante and Cantina!
Visit us in Shadyside, South Side, at PNC Park and at the Pittsburgh International Airport!
New location Opening Soon in Bethel Park!
Raves and Reviews
Trip Advisor quote from Sue S. - Steel Cactus Shadyside
I went for a late lunch while shopping in Shady Side area. It was a very warm afternoon so the 2nd floor sliding windows opened that added to our experience. I had shrimp tacos they were excellent. Prices and service was good.
Trip Advisor quote from Melissam P. - Steel Cactus South Side
This place has a great happy hour with pitchers of margaritas and lots of half priced appetizers. It was a great selection and atmosphere.
Trip Advisor quote from Todd S. - Steel Cactus PNC Park
The carnitas tacos with the chipotle aioli were very good.
Trip Advisor quote from Jennifer S. - Steel Cactus Shadyside
What a nice place for Mexican. Everything was very tasty and prices were reasonable. The sopa de pollo was fantastic. The atmosphere was pleasant and the staff friendly.
Facebook quote from Daniel C. - Steel Cactus PNC Park
Excellent food and superior service! If you find yourself in Pittsburgh then try the Steel Cactus!
Facebook quote from Tom S. - Steel Cactus Shadyside
Held a birthday party for 12 on the roof level on a Friday. Love their automated reservation confirmation system and good service from all the staff, especially Andrew our server. Lively, fun place and good Mexican food.
Facebook quote from Todd N. - Steel Cactus South Side
Great food and great service, even with a party of 11. No complaints and a definite repeat!
Google quote from Paritosh C. - Steel Cactus Shadyside
Great food. They have the beer of the day at really exciting prices. And all the beer and margarita lovers must try the Yinzarita. Also the outdoor seating adds a whole new dimension to the place.
Google quote from Ting-Che L. - Steel Cactus Shadyside
The happy hour specials and daily specials are awesome.
Trip Advisor quote from Allyn I. - Steel Cactus PNC Park
We enjoyed delicious drinks and chorizo queso dip before the game in a relaxed atmosphere. The wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive. We will be back!
Facebook quote from Nicholas C. - Steel Cactus South Side
Really good margarita, food was cheap for happy hour, our waitress Anna was great.
Yelp quote from Sean R. - Steel Cactus Shadyside
Love the staff and the food, always a good time at Steel Cactus. The deck in the summer is a great place for groups to meet up.
Facebook quote from Al T. - Steel Cactus South Side
I ate here today.. food was superb and the service was even better! The waitress even gave me extra tortilla chips to take home with me! I will be back again in the near future! It was outstanding!
Facebook quote from Carole O. - Steel Cactus PNC Park
Best taco salad ever and they have wonderful friendly service!
Facebook quote from Lynne M. - Steel Cactus South Side
Food was excellent. My 91 year old mother, who was apprehensive about eating Mexican food, had seconds.
Yelp quote from Noel F. - Steel Cactus Shadyside
This is my favorite place to come to enjoy Mexican cuisine and yummy cocktails. There rooftop deck is a great place to enjoy cocktail and appetizers with friends! You can't beat their happy hour specials!
Facebook quote from Michelle A. - Steel Cactus PNC Park
Started off here before the Pirate game and so glad we did the food and the service were outstanding can't wait to come back!
Facebook quote from Deb K. - Steel Cactus South Side
Great food, atmosphere and service! Loved the Mexican Cobb Salad! Can't wait to return!
Facebook quote from Jacqueline R. - Steel Cactus South Side
Amazing brunch. Great service. And decent prices! Definitely will be going back!
Yelp quote from Melissa E. - Steel Cactus PNC Park
I have Pirates' season tickets, and this is my go-to for pre game food and drinks. The staff is great and I've never had a bad meal here. I highly recommend stopping by!
Google quote from Lynne B. - Steel Cactus South Side
2nd time here. Great margaritas. Very pleasant servers, great service! Worth a visit!
Trip Advisor quote from Larry C. - Steel Cactus Shadyside
We enjoyed our meals. The salsas that we tried were very good. The service was very good.
Facebook quote from Killeen L. - Steel Cactus South Side
I brought my friend who is new to Pittsburgh to Steel Cactus for a drink. We both loved the Yinzerita!
Yelp quote from Bernadette U. - Steel Cactus Shadyside
One word--Yinzerita! A beer garnished margarita it does not get any better than that! I've only been to the Shadyside location, but am hoping to check out their E. Carson St. store here soon.
Google quote from Heather S. - Steel Cactus South Side
Great price, tasty food, easily accommodated our party of 7 adults and 2 children, and treated the birthday child to dessert!
Facebook quote from Monica E. - Steel Cactus South Side
Had a great time as always! Great atmosphere and service.
Yelp quote from Jazzy I. - Steel Cactus South Side
I went to the Steel Cactus in Southside for a lazy Saturday lunch. If you haven't had their Queso it's the best in the city.
Yelp quote from Addison B. - Steel Cactus Shadyside
Best Mexican in Pittsburgh. I come with my girlfriend regularly and we always get the Dip Trio, consisting of queso, guacamole, and salsa. The dips are always fresh and full of flavor.
Facebook quote from Anne S. - Steel Cactus South Side
Went for happy hour. 1/2 off margaritas and appetizers. Drinks were good. Got chicken nachos and they were very good. Will definitely go back.
Yelp quote from Allie B. - Steel Cactus South Side
Came for some drinks and the atmosphere and drinks were great. Brie was my server and she was overall great. Very quick with drinks and super sweet. Will definitely be coming back.
Yelp quote from Bonnie Y. - Steel Cactus PNC Park
This is the best place for pre Pirates eating and drinking. The Mexican Cobb Salad is the best thing ever. The staff is the greatest you'll ever find. You will not be disappointed with anything there. And the prices are great.
Yelp quote from Danielle M. - Steel Cactus Shadyside
A go to place for my friends and me. Their happy hours deals are hard to beat, and who can resist a Yinzerita?
Google quote from Prashant N. - Steel Cactus South Side
Fantastic crowd, great atmosphere huge food and beverage selection.
Yelp quote from Abigail W. - Steel Cactus Shadyside
I love this place. Three words: beer cheese queso. Good bar, great salsas, and beer cheese queso. Yeah, they have other food. But seriously, beer cheese queso.
Google quote from Bradly A. - Steel Cactus PNC Park
The smoked brisket tacos were the best tacos I've eaten in my life.
Yelp quote from Brad H. - Steel Cactus South Side
The food and atmosphere of this place are both great. The summer time is the best time to go so you can take advantage of the open windows and outside roof area upstairs.
Yelp quote from Jordan G. - Steel Cactus Shadyside
Good Mexican cuisine, fun atmosphere. The dessert chimichangas are amazing.
Google quote from Andrew F. - Steel Cactus South Side
Great bar service on a Saturday night. Upstairs was a lot of fun.
Trip Advisor quote from Samantha W. - Steel Cactus South Side
My brother and I stopped here during a college football Saturday. The bartender was amazing and the food was beyond delicious. We had the Dip Trio for an app-- A+ salsa, queso and guac. For lunch, I had the Three Amigos taco app and he had the beef burrito. Everything was delicious and we will definitely be coming back.
Facebook quote from Nichole R. - Steel Cactus South Side
The food and service were both good. We had a large party and the place was packed but they still made sure we had what we needed. Will definitely be going back.
Trip Advisor quote from Todd F. - Steel Cactus South Side
Group of 11 of us landed here after our first choice was closed. We got lucky! Great food and fantastic service. Definitely a repeat!
Facebook quote from Renee B. - Steel Cactus South Side
Great atmosphere, fast service and excellent food!
Facebook quote from Shawn P. - Steel Cactus South Side
Our waitress was Marissa was extraordinarily helpful and recommended some awesome salsa and food. Orders came out on time and beers were flying. Good spot, will be back again.
Facebook quote from Scott C. - Steel Cactus Shadyside
Went with friends for brunch, food was great as were drinks and apps. Wait staff was attentive despite the packed house. Great time!
Yelp quote from Danielle G. - Steel Cactus PNC Park
Great service! Went before a Pirates game! Fun atmosphere and the food was great! Very authentic fresh Mexican food! Carnitas were great and the habanero salsa was spicy but so delicious! Would highly recommend!
Google quote from Eric C. - Steel Cactus South Side
Great views from outside deck, inexpensive drinks, good food.
Facebook quote from Anna M. - Steel Cactus Shadyside
Mango Yinzeritas will put a smile on your face.. so good!
Facebook quote from Audea N. - Steel Cactus South Side
Amazing happy hour and great service! The waitresses were so nice even during their busy time.
Facebook quote from Wheeler R. - Steel Cactus PNC Park
Excellent service and affordable drinks. It's fun atmosphere with and an upbeat staff. Absolutely loved the experience and will always return when in the area.
Yelp quote from Rachael G. - Steel Cactus South Side
If I could give double the stars, I would. I really think this is an overlooked Saturday brunch spot. I've been here for brunch twice and have been so happy each time. It's a must-go spot!
Google quote from Ameya D. - Steel Cactus Shadyside
Great place to visit for dinner and / or lunch. Loved the tacos, burritos and soup!
Yelp quote from Cayla T. - Steel Cactus South Side
I've been here twice and will return! The rooftop patio on this place is amazing! It's cozy and full of life! The drinks and food are great as well.
Trip Advisor quote from Deborah S. - Steel Cactus PNC Park
Apps and beer before the ballgame. Nachos were great. Servers were friendly and helpful. Nice spot for pregame drinks.
Yelp quote from Betsy P. - Steel Cactus South Side
For lunch, dinner, or brunch, you really can't beat the Steel Cactus. My favorite lunch/dinner item are the tofu tacos.
Google quote from Mitch G. - Steel Cactus Shadyside
Fantastic food, service and atmosphere! Great bar vibe on the weekends too! Rooftop deck is simply the spot in the summer!
Yelp quote from Renee B. - Steel Cactus South Side
Lovely. I really enjoyed the atmosphere. It was open and busy but not loud so you could have a conversation without shouting. Service very quick and friendly. Great Fajita Burrito!
Yelp quote from Mariah M. - Steel Cactus PNC Park
Went for lunch with a friend and our children (4 kids combined). The service was outstanding. Our server Emily was attentive and went above and beyond to make our clan feel welcome and comfortable.
Yelp quote from Lyndsay A. - Steel Cactus Shadyside
Steel Cactus is a beloved go to restaurant for me. One of my most frequented and I'll tell you why: dip trio and yinzeritas. The dip trio includes salsa, guac, and queso and is the perfect thing to share with your friends at happy hour.
Facebook quote from Christy M. - Steel Cactus South Side
Whenever I dine at The Steel Cactus.. I always have a great experience. The food and drinks are delicious and the staff is very kind
Facebook quote from John K. - Steel Cactus PNC Park
Had a great time with good friends at the bar. Queso was awesome. Had a bunch of finger foods and it was all good. We will return.
Yelp quote from Nicole E. - Steel Cactus Shadyside
Great atmosphere at the rooftop! Efficient And fast service on a Friday night. I recommend it. And the chips and queso were amazing.
Facebook quote from Joan B. - Steel Cactus South Side
I have been here several times and my experience has always been positive. I enjoy the service, food, and atmosphere. It is my go-to after hard training, and I am always a happy girl.
Facebook quote from Kerry H. - Steel Cactus Shadyside
Can I have the mango habanero sauce on everything I eat? Steel Cactus is my go-to place when I travel to visit the Apple Store in Shadyside.
Facebook quote from Craig R. - Steel Cactus South Side
Amazing food and drinks. Must go to place if you're in the mood for Mexican!
Facebook quote from Sylvia B. - Steel Cactus PNC Park
Food was delicious. Atmosphere was great. Margaritas were spot on!
Yelp quote from Erin S. - Steel Cactus South Side
We had a great dining experience.. it is so hard to find good Mexican, especially in the South Side where there is a Mexican restaurant on every block.. this is by far the best!
Facebook quote from Terry B. - Steel Cactus Shadyside
Really enjoyed our late meal. Traditional guacomole, tofu burrito bowl, fancy tacos. Best of all was server Jessy - she made our night!