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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 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Franklin, Kentucky
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97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this place after a quick check on TripAdvisor and so glad we did. Absolutely love the diverse menu! We started with the salsa and a cup of gumbo. The salsa was perfect and the gumbo was excellent, with just the right amount of heat. For our entrees we had sea bass tacos and crawfish enchiladas again both were very... More 

Thank wanderlust821
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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559 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for dinner with a group while on business in the area. The menu was interesting and had a lot of variety - not quite what I was expecting, but in a good way. The food was fine and I liked the casual environment.

Thank Tom H
Germantown, Tennessee
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of having lunch at the Blue Cactus this afternoon and were extremely pleased with the experience. The wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable and the food was excellent. Would highly recommend this for a casual lunch or dinner if you are in the Murfreesboro area.

Thank Sheryl B
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service! The shrimp and grits was the best I've had. The house salad was a tasty surprise. We will be back, probably many times.

Thank Beverly F
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

By far one of my favorite locally owned restaurants. Clean, friendly staff, great food. I would recommend the following. Appetizer: seafood fondue is amazing the flavors are amazing & loaded with shrimp, crab, mushroom, garlic, fresh spinach & yummieness don't worry if you run out of little toasts they are sure to hook you up with more. Main course: Shrimp... More 

Thank AnytimeTraveler29
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to stop on our road trip for a sit down meal but didn't want to do the usual Cracker Barrel, Wendy's, subway, etc. We stopped in about 2:00 on a Sunday. It was quiet in the restaurant. A lot of staff up toward the front. Made us a little concerned...but...then...the food happened! Great Fried tilapia tacos with a... More 

Thank Cari W
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Truly one our local faves! If you love Nawlins ' as much as we do treat yourself to a trip to Blue Cactus! Start with the Cajun Fondue and be SURE to save room for the best Tres Leche cake you've ever had! Some of our favorite entrees include the Boudin burger, the Fried Goat Cheese Salad (one of the... More 

Thank Amy W
Beechgrove, Tennessee
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361 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2017 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?