Blue Cactus Cafe
2002 Greene St #H, Columbia SC 29205
Web Site: http://www.bluecactuscafe.com/
When I inquired about other good Asian restaurants in the Columbia area, the folks over at Baan Sawan suggested that I check out the Blue Cactus, another Five Points restaurant for lunch.
“What is it?” I asked.
“Its kind of a funky combination of Mexican and Korean” said Sam.
“Yeah, sorta, but they’ve been there for like 14 years, at least as long as we have been around.”
Given how much I trust Sam’s judgement on good food, particularly Asian cuisine, I had to go check this place out.
As it turns out, an American guy who was familiar with Tex-Mex cooking married a Korean lady, and they opened Blue Cactus in 1994. The menu is an eclectic mix of Korean and Cuban/Mexican/Tex Mex cuisine. I didn’t try much of their Latino/Mexican stuff, but what I will say is their Korean is very good, given what they have to work with in Columbia and not having a lot of access to Asian markets.
Mexican…. Korean! Which one is it? Does it matter if it tastes good? Click on the “Read the rest of this entry” link below for more.