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The Blue Cactus Cantina

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Mexican, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole
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2805 Old Fort Parkway, Murfreesboro, TN 37128
+1 615-295-2332
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: Blue Cactus Cantina is a fusion of southwest and cajun creole cuisines.

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place to eat, great service

Love the small setting, not one of those overly crowded, long long wait style restaurants, love the shrimp and grits, my favorite by far, love the fajitas, everthing we have ever had is excellent, small bar area, service is excellent, short wait time for meal

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
dickeydenette
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love the small setting, not one of those overly crowded, long long wait style restaurants, love the shrimp and grits, my favorite by far, love the fajitas, everthing we have ever had is excellent, small bar area, service is excellent, short wait time for meal

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Thank dickeydenette
Smyrna, Tennessee
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first time to eat here tonight... The food is awesome and made to order.. The food is Truly Tex Mex food with a Cajun spin to it. The menu is reasonably priced, the staff is friendly and they are knowledgable about the food. It's very family oriented and has a great atmosphere. The restaurant is clean. Our... More 

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Thank Jen616
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything on the menu is delicious! We have been there many times and have never had anything we didn't like.

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Thank Amanda G
Chefjoshwhite, Owner at The Blue Cactus Cantina, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoy our food. More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried this place with a group of friends. Unfortunately we were a bit disappointed. The food was average, the restaurant is in need of a makeover and the restrooms were filthy. The waitress was great though! Won't be back though - there are much better options in town.

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Thank TRVL4WORK00
Chefjoshwhite, Owner at The Blue Cactus Cantina, responded to this review

I apologize that you were disappointed with your dining experience with us. We just recently remodeled our bathrooms with a fresh coat of paint and decorations. We apologize about the bathrooms. On the night of your visit there were some children that thought it was socially acceptable to clog the toilet with a whole roll of commercial toilet paper and... More 

Kentucky
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Service is ok, food is really really good and drinks are average. Peeved to have to pay for chips and salsa to go with my margarita.

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Thank KyDrew
Chefjoshwhite, Owner at The Blue Cactus Cantina, responded to this review

I apologize that the service you received was anything other than excellent. Our chips and salsa do cost and we hope that the quality of our products reflect that. We put a lot of time and effort into our food and our salsa is not the typical Hispanic restaurant salsa. We would rather be able to charge some money and... More 

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

One of the best meals I've had in a long time. The ribeye was cooked perfectly with so much flavor. The highlight of the meal was the the creme brûlée, superb. Service was great and the chef even came to our table to check on us.

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Thank Anna D
Chefjoshwhite, Owner at The Blue Cactus Cantina, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! I am glad that you enjoyed the ribeye and tried the special dessert. We hope that you return and try more of our amazing weekend specials soon. - The Chef More 

Cowan, Tennessee
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

The reviews on here led us here on a road trip through Murfreesboro. We thought the food was good - not great - but definitely good with some very interesting menu options. We had a steak, a quesadilla, and 2 pasta dishes. I like the hybrid choices and service was good. It was a smallish restaurant with big glass front... More 

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Thank K M
Chefjoshwhite, Owner at The Blue Cactus Cantina, responded to this review

We hope that you have a chance to return to our establishment as we have very high standards for our food and want to serve nothing but the best. Hopefully on your return visit we can provide you with a meal that will win you over and show you that we provide the best food around. -Chef More 

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

We tried this place because of the trip advisor reviews. They did not disappoint!!! The Cajun fondue is out of this world!! We ordered a burger, the steak quesadilla and a pasta dish. All were fantastic!! Don't go here expecting a run of the mill Mexican place. It's not that at all. The dishes mostly have a Cajun twist -... More 

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Thank Prinsassjo21
Chefjoshwhite, Owner at The Blue Cactus Cantina, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing review! We are glad that you enjoyed our Cajun fondue. We are also glad that you received excellent service and hope that you return soon to have some more of our Tres Leches cake soon! -The Chef More 

Nolensville, Tennessee
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Great local place with great food....Andouille shrimp pasta and best chicken quesadilla ever. Jesse was very hospitable and Knowledgeable of the Menu and had great suggestions for our meal. Queso dip was also very good and a little spicy but not your normal runny milky cheese dip at restaurants. They also have a great revolving draft beer selections and have... More 

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Thank LoverofFood411
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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139 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Not sure that The Blue Cactus really deserves such a high rating. This was my first visit so I'll reserve final judgement on this. Service was very good and we all enjoyed our dinners.

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Thank unionjack1
Chefjoshwhite, Owner at The Blue Cactus Cantina, responded to this review

Thank you very much we hope that you enjoy your next visit with us. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2805 Old Fort Parkway, Murfreesboro, TN 37128
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Murfreesboro
  • Phone Number: +1 615-295-2332

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 17
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Blue Cactus Cantina is a fusion of southwest and cajun creole cuisines.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?