Blue Cactus Mexican Grille/Comments


This page is for archiving comments prior to 2008 for Blue Cactus Mexican Grille.

2007-06-04 09:10:31   I saw this place during the Fairport Canal Days and realized I haven't heard of it before. The outside looks pristine and it's a place I'll definitely have to go check out when it opens. —TravisOwens

2007-07-25 18:21:22   I just spoke to one of the owners. They are cruising along and are just finalizing the interior details. They are probably (roughly) about 3 weeks away from opening. One owner was born and raised in Mexico, the other spent about two decades living there. They have years of experience in the restaurant biz. They are both awesome folks and I'm sure they are going to put together a fantastic restaurant. Expect fine regional cuisine. —KevinKondo

2007-09-07 22:32:33   [WWW]

Here's the story of my evening at the Blue Cactus. Ignore it if you want to, but remember that I tried to warn you. You have only yourself to blame if you go to this restaurant. —TroyBierkortte

2007-09-11 10:30:55   My family loves Mexican Food. This place is definitely the best we have ever had. It is small so be patient for a table. Enjoy the large bar and great margaritas. Don't expect texmex food. This is the real taste of Mexico! What a great addition to Fairport. —DavidWolf

2007-09-28 16:33:21   Everything was terrific! Think of the Blue Cactus as a really nice restaurant that just happens to serve Mexican cuisine. I went with two friends and we ordered family style, sharing everything. The combination appetizer had an assortment of hot, cold, salty, sweet and included empandas and taquitos (both clearly freshly made). For the main course we had Chile Rellenos (which I'm not fond of but these were delicious); Pescado Veracruzano (a poached? fish dish with amazing tomato-y subtle flavor goodness); and Pork Tacos (to see what kind of spin they would put on it). For desert we had flan and sopapillas - yum. The service was great, our server was attentive and courteous. BTW, you kinda have to be looking for problems if you rag on a new place that has only been open for two days. I have eaten my way up and down the Yucatan Peninsula on over a dozen trips and this place is the real thing. Clearly style and good taste predominate in the both the decor and the cuisine. —KevinKondo

2007-10-19 23:45:37   The tortilla chips weren't even homemade, they were bagged & they were stale. The salsa was nothing more than tomato paste with a hint of crushed red pepper As for the menu, not much variety to it and almost half of it was drinks. When we got our food, it was clear the chef was more concerned with presentation than with taste. the enchillada sauce was absolutely awful and the tacos were extremely dry. Another thing that bothered us was the cleaning of the glass door around 9:30pm.I don't know about you, but I would prefer not to inhale glass cleaner while I'm eating a crappy meal. Further, they were putting chairs on top of tables, which really made us feel rushed and uncomfortable. The table next to us wanted flan and the cook told the waitress not to let them have dessert...."the fryers were turned off". What kind of customer service is that? Obviously the owner and chef were more concerned with having drinks at the bar than with making money and satisfying their customers. —SarahSmith

2007-11-21 14:39:18   I heard through the grapevine that the owners are tough to work for and just fired the executive chef. My wife and I ate there a month ago and it was great. Wonder if it will be as good next time??? —RyanSmith