We are Blanca and Carlos, a young (ish) couple originally from Mexico.

A few years ago, we met by chance in Vancouver British Columbia, thousands of miles away from our homeland. We started dating, fell in love, got married and moved to beautiful, sunny California.

One of the many reasons that brought us together is the desire to eat nutritious, organic and clean food (to be healthy for our future kids) without sacrificing any of the traditional flavors we grew up with in Mexico.

The idea of opening an eatery came up when we realized that these days life can be hectic for many people, making it very difficult to cook nutritious meals from scratch at home every single day. Going out to eat and finding high quality food can also become a challenge, because as a consumer at a restaurant (particularly fast food), it is hard to know the quality of the ingredients being employed.

Eat nutritious,organic and clean food

Even when going to restaurants that market themselves as “healthy”, we find that many of the ingredients they use are GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms), some use Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) to enhance the flavor and rely heavily on unhealthy fats, making the amount of calories on a meal ridiculously high.

All those factors made us realize if we wanted a change in the food industry for the better, we would have to make it ourselves.

We wanted a change in the food industry for the better

Fast and delicious mexican food without regrets

With a lot of hard work, an extensive search for the highest quality ingredients and a lot of fun along the way, we have created Urban Cactus and its unique healthy tacos - based menu, where anyone (from meat lovers to vegans) can enjoy nutritious and deliciously authentic Mexican food, without any of the regrets, in an affordable, fast-casual setting.

“No single food will make or break good health.
But the kinds of food you choose day in and day out have a major impact.” Walter Willet

Our Commitment

Urban Cactus is committed to promote healthy eating habits by incorporating high quality ingredients and low-fat recipes without sacrificing affordability and the distinctive flavors of our rich Mexican culinary heritage.

For a list of our awesome ingredients, click here.

In addition, we are also committed to our customer satisfaction; offering quick and efficient service and a positive environment, all while employing conscious business practices and delivering friendly customer service.