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Blue Cactus Bar & Grill

2 Sq Byward Market, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7A1, Canada (Byward Market Area)
6132417061
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Ranked #901 of 2,186 Restaurants in Ottawa
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Continental
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Clarence Street
Transit: Transit stops in surrounding area.
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The restaurant has a good menu with enough variety to please any patron. We were there on a busy night. Food was slow in coming out and that would have been fine had the server been a bit more pleasant and caring about the situation. Instead she was put out by it all and we knew it.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I was walking around downtown looking for alittle atmosphere on a Monday night. There wasn't much of anything going on to be honest but this place was the busiest spot I had bumped into. The margaritas were good and I had the Paella, based on the recommend sip from Brian the bartender. It was actually really good. I was expecting... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Terrible service! Waiter never offered second drinks, food took 1 hour to arrive and was cold, and waiter offered desert yet only gave 2 out of 7 of us menus (before we were even done dinner),

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

We went for a family dinner and the food took about an hour to arrive. The chimichanga was cold, and the fajitas came with very little toppings. We did get extras but had to ask twice. We had to send back a beer because it was brought with something floating in it, and then the waiter tried to bring the... More

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Not busy at all for a Friday. Service was good. Steak salad & burgers were great. Appetizer tacos were a bit bland. Wanted to try this place for a while & overall was not disappointed.

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Another example of the ByWard restaurants. Food is served cold and not very tasty. Highly over rated and the service is so so. Keep walking.

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Dined out recently and tried this restaurant. Service was great and the food was also very good. Apetizers were large and very good quality. Tried the various blue cactas tacos and wasnt disappointed. Burger and Salad for me was great. The other dish was a very interesting Seared Tuna Salad. PResentation was great. Servers went out of their way to... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Burnt chicken, cold fries and warm beer. Seems the presentation is more important than the quality, unlike what it was in the restaurants early days.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Blue cactus seems to be a bar and grill with an identity crisis. I would say up scale atmosphere with reasonable prices. Service staff tell me that blue cactus is known for its Mexican, but the menu tells me otherwise. Nice restaurant with excellent service.

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Montreal, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I'm still asking myself that question... I ate here last year and enjoyed the festive ambiance, youthful vibe, eclectic menu, and great drinks. I stopped by for lunch the other day and am wondering if I walked in on an off day. We ordered two hamburgers and two daiquiris. The drinks were excellent and huge. Then came the wait. Our... More

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Ida F, Owner at Blue Cactus Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Hiriza33, I was sorry to read that you experienced slow service during your last visit to Blue Cactus, but was happy you enjoyed the food quality. Our burgers are not pre-cooked and as a result take a longer to serve, however not 40 minutes. Your server should have informed you and apologized if she recognized your food service was... More

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Additional Information about Blue Cactus Bar & Grill

Address: 2 Sq Byward Market, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7A1, Canada
Phone Number: 6132417061
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Continental

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