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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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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: Blue Cactus Cantina is a fusion of southwest and cajun creole cuisines.

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  • 88
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  • 31
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 8
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Food

Fun, friendly atmosphere and the shrimp and grits are the best I've ever had. Southwest meets Cajun and it makes a great combo. Located in a strip mall but don't let it fool you - it's definitely worth checking out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
PatRickFlem
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Shelbyville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

My wife and went to this restaurant because of all the great reviews on yep advisor. We however did not care for the food it was odd tasting nothing like your standard Mexican restaurant. From my understanding The Blue Cactus is supposed to be a cross between cajon and hispanic foods and these two just did not mix well in... More 

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Shelbyville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Fun, friendly atmosphere and the shrimp and grits are the best I've ever had. Southwest meets Cajun and it makes a great combo. Located in a strip mall but don't let it fool you - it's definitely worth checking out.

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Murfreesboro Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We used to eat at Blue Cactus every Saturday. The food was good and the prices were a little high, but still OK for what we got. On our last visit we were overcharged and asked politely for the manager. A young, brown haired woman came to the table. She explained that they had talked in the restaurant and decided... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

You don't want to miss this place! We've lived in Louisiana for a couple years and I don't exaggerate when I say this gumbo was the best we've ever had. The salsa is homemade and fantastic, the chips are OK but not awesome. I had the Cowboy Ribeye, Lord Jesus this is one of the best Ribeye steaks I have... More 

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Monticello, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were going to go to place next door, but we wanted sit down. Service was excellent. Chips came out hot, bonus. I had the bang bang tacos, very tasty, not as spicy as I thought. Son, had fajitas. None, left no complaints so all seemed well. Good atmosphere. Definitely worth it.

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edmond, oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised upon stepping into the restaurant. The outside is deceiving. Everything on the menu sounded so interesting, it was hard to make a decision! We loved the Naan appetizer with crab! My Poboy sandwich was good but I ended up not wanting so much bread. DH's Boudin Chicken on mashed potatoes was delicious! Great service and we... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

There were so many unique dishes to choose from on the menu! Blackened salmon tacos, traditional burritos, salads, and even pasta dishes. Wide selection of draft beers! I got the chile relleno chimichanga. It reminded me of a TurDuckEn (duck inside a chicken inside a turkey). It was pulled chicken inside a poblano chile pepper inside a flour tortilla and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Great food and service! The specials change and the staff is very accommodating. It is well worth a visit...

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La Vergne, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The food was delicious. There were 7 of us there and we had 6 different meals and all of them were great. I had read the reviews and they certainly were correct in their comments about the food. It was also presented well. The only objection that I might have is the restaurant itself could stand to be spruced up;... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Wow, great food. Had the chicken bang bang taco - simply delicious. Red beans had an awesome flavor. Quick friendly service.

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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

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?