From Our Editors
The Blue Cactus Bar & Grill new leader and Executive Chef Mark Esguerra, ensures its 25 year trend as one of Ottawa’s most popular restaurant destinations. One look at Esguerra’s premiere “All Day” menu reveals he will continue offering customers a superior choice of delicious meals no matter the time of day. Signature appetizer choices include the Blue Cactus selection of tacos, Spinach, Artichoke and Roasted Red Pepper Dip, quesadilla’s and their long time premier item of Nachos Deluxe.
Of course, diners don't see the tireless effort that goes into the preparation of in house ground brisket for burgers, smoking of ribs or the meticulous prep of Blue Cactus Features that include salmon, paella, and lamb shank. A large selection of salads are freshly prepared every day in addition to many gluten free menu options. Customers remain busy chatting amid the dining room's stone columns or watching sports at the bar. It's there that bartenders pour Blue Cactus' other specialties: dozens of wines, beers, cocktails, and other spirits. Along with enduring favourites like martinis, they whip up signature cocktails of their own creation, including a Cactus Mojito with the perfect blend of lime juice, soda, fresh mint, and Bacardi Superior Rum.