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The Blue Cactus Cantina

2805 Old Fort Pkwy, Murfreesboro, TN 37128-5115
+1 615-962-7220
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“boudin” (13 reviews)
“salmon tacos” (5 reviews)
“fondue” (6 reviews)
Closes in 23 min
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2805 Old Fort Pkwy, Murfreesboro, TN 37128-5115
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are so fortunate to live within 5 miles of this wonderful restaurant. It is one of our favorites. My go to is the fried goat cheese ensalta with chipotle dressing. It comes with grilled chicken but I substitute salmon. It is out of this...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank donnamartinburgess
Reviewed December 9, 2018

I’ve eaten here several times and I have yet to try something I didn’t like. I’ve had sandwiches and fries for lunch up to nice dinners in the evenings. It’s all good. Even the fruit tea is hard to beat. I’m over due to go...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Jerry S
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

Ate dinner here right after new management took over a few months ago. Food was poor quality then as was service. Ate there this evening. No change. Food took too long to come out. Portion size was small. Ordered chicken fajitas and there was barely...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank 440russs
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Not your ordinary Tex-Mex but a blend of Cajun, American and Mexican flavors in a variety of dishes. Outside appears ordinary but inside is a welcoming restaurant with southwestern decor, enticing you to eat. You will not be bored here. Your tongue will dance for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank aaronm243
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Loved food and peace. We loved the food. Highly recommend to eat here. Managed to find time to visit the Grand Ole Opry

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Susan M
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

I have never written a negative review on Trip Advisor. But when a place is ranked 1 for best Mexican Restaurant; you have high expectations. You should lose those expectations. I wish other reviewers had been honest so this place is not ranked #1. 1)....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank kewlpops
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

So I had an expectation of your typical Mexican place. Not so fast, my friend. The menu is eclectic, with tacos, blackened chicken fettuccine Alfredo, shrimp & grits, just to name a few items. Queso and chips were on point. My nephew had the blackened...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank meglenn108b
Reviewed August 14, 2018

We had not been to the Blue Cactus Cantina in about 10 months, and we decided to go on a Saturday evening. We arrived about 6.15p.m. and found the place half empty, which was an amazement in itself. Blue Cactus has been a fave for...More

Date of visit: August 2018
3  Thank Steve S
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

No food for one hour and ten minutes—no apologies; no offer of an appetizer; no explanation; just no food. NEVER had worse service anywhere! Only stayed because we had another couple to visit with.

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Disappointed1000X
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

I went to the Blue Cactus for a quick dinner. It was my first visit. I just came into town from Atlanta and wanted a comfortable yet unique food experience. This place combines Mexican and cajun foods along with a few American items with a...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank tripfour2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$17
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2805 Old Fort Pkwy, Murfreesboro, TN 37128-5115
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Murfreesboro
  • Phone Number: +1 615-962-7220
Blue Cactus Cantina is a fusion of southwest and cajun creole cuisines.
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