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1 THE FAT CACTUS For a guaranteed good time

When Mandy Karpierz and her late husband David opened The Fat Cactus 23 years ago, they could hardly have predicted its staying power, carrying patrons through from their tequila-shooting twenties to their laptop-wielding forties with ease. Now one of three restaurants, the OG Tex-Mex eatery’s menu still satisfies with the original crowdpleasers such as chilli poppers and cheesy nachos, but has also evolved to include the, quite frankly inspired, Amazeballs – crumbed chorizo, jalapeño and feta risotto balls. You can still order your margaritas shaken or frozen,

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