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The Blue Cactus Cantina

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2805 Old Fort Pkwy, Murfreesboro, TN 37128-5115
+1 615-295-2332
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Beechgrove, Tennessee
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354 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Friends suggested this restaurant so after church on a Sunday night we all trooped into the Blue Cactus Cantina for dinner. Sure glad we listened as the food was delicious but somewhat different than the usual Mexican restaurant menus. The usual salsa and chips were served while we were ordering and awaiting our meals, but even that was different. The... More 

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a work lunch, which is later than most, so we had our choice of seats. Our server was great. The food came out quickly. We all had the chicken relleno chimichanga. It was served on rice and it was delicious. I liked how it was seasoned. It was a really large amount of food, but priced similarly... More 

Thank MattInTn
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

OK. Last time in the 'Boro, I went to another place that was ok. Tonight, I took in the other recommended place from that stay. Yuh-UM!! Ended up with two dishes with the same sauce. Had the Cajun Fondue appetizer. Great cajun flavoring of this chowder-like bowl of goodness. Spicy, but more black & cay-yahn peppah like, than jalapeño hot.... More 

Thank TWilletto
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135 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I can't say enough about the great service my friend and I experienced. The host and the server were attentive, cheerful, and gave great suggestions. The queso and chips were excellent. I had the chicken naan sandwhich with the potato trio. Both were very tasty.

Thank Malinda U
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

Different food combinations, good service, a little pricey. I do not recommend the gumbo, very lackluster in taste and quantity for a bowl.

Thank bamabilly51
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

I have heard so many great things about this place, but I was severely disappointed. We went for a late lunch so they weren't busy at all. I ordered a chicken chimichanga which came with beans and rice. I'm pretty sure they make their chicken ahead of time and just use it for different things. There was no flavor to... More 

Thank jrcasper
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

I visit Murfreesboro several times a year. During my visits we seldom eat our but one of our must hit restaurants is Blue Cactus. We enjoy the variety of the menu and the laid back atmosphere. The service is always great and we leave very satisfied....

Thank John S
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

We live in Atlanta and stop in to 1 of their 2 locations (both are fantastic) whenever we come through town. The food is so good and so different in a really good way. The service is OUTSTANDING as well!

Thank paula h
Port Charlotte, Florida
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

The staff were all very friendly and laid back. Good selection of different items to chose from. Great charro red beans.

Thank chefstefwithanF
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

They have the best food in the boro! Chef has specials all the time. We've been here at least 20 times and have never been disappointed! So many choices and such great service!!

Thank Kallie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $17
American, Southwestern, Bar, Mexican, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2805 Old Fort Pkwy, Murfreesboro, TN 37128-5115
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Murfreesboro
  • Phone Number: +1 615-295-2332
Blue Cactus Cantina is a fusion of southwest and cajun creole cuisines.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?