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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

#117 of 3,189 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Downtown
American, Southwestern, Mexican
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606 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701-3331
(512) 472-9240
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 157
    Excellent
  • 172
    Very good
  • 69
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A New Tradition

This place has slowly become my Sunday morning tradition in Austin. Every Sunday morning, like most kids my age I am hung over. Nothing is a better cure than coming here for Sunday Brunch with amazing food and bottomless momosas. Even on a college budget, this place doesn't break the bank... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Brooke M
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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429 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This place has slowly become my Sunday morning tradition in Austin. Every Sunday morning, like most kids my age I am hung over. Nothing is a better cure than coming here for Sunday Brunch with amazing food and bottomless momosas. Even on a college budget, this place doesn't break the bank. Especially with the awesome food! It is buffet style... More 

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Poona
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15 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Once again a great recommendation by the Concierge. The Pomegranate margherita was good and the bar man did modify mine to include chili lime. The quesadillas were good too. The restaurant can be noisy on a Friday night.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Our group of three girls on business went here twice during our weeks stay. The food was really tasty, some of the best texmex I've ever had. There was a own little twist, which we all enjoyed. Service was excellent and genuine.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My family and I recently ate at the Iron Cactus while visiting Austin on a mini vacation. After walking up and down 6th Street we settled on this place as it looked pretty nice. We visited on a Saturday night at around 6:30. Got a seat right away. The waitress was very pleasant and knowledgeable. The chips and salsa were... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The planning was seamless, and the event went off without a hitch. It was a great space to have a short meeting while still having plenty of room of mingle as a group. I would recommend for location, ease of planning, and good service and food.

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Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We decided to host our corporate dinner here after having such a wonderful experience last year. Iron Cactus came through once again! The staff had their work cut out for them...this was a tough crowd consisting of 40 employees from 19 different countries (all jet-lagged and hungry!). Everything went so smoothly and the food was delicious. Rhyann always goes above... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We had the good fortune to spend a quick weekend in Austin and ate here on a busy Saturday evening. Even though the place was hoppin', our wait was only about 5 minutes for a table. The margaritas made with the local tequila were excellent, as well as the chips and three kinds of salsa offered. We had a fantastic... More 

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

I guess our mistake was coming in after the lunchtime rush. Servers were few and far between. We did get the best chips and salsa in town as we waited for our drinks. Unfortunately, we waited and waited. We were told there was no bartender on duty and a server had to find the time to mix a virgin margarita... More 

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Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our company had a social event on the rooftop recently on February 9th for 300+ employees. Our theme was Adios 2014; we had a piñata and mariachis and lots of delicious Mexican appetizers. Our employees had a wonderful time and everyone raved about the great service we received. Iron Cactus truly made our employees feel special by the wonderful service... More 

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Pflugerville, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I hosted a company event here in February 2015 and the staff played a large role in making it so successful. The employees - from management to wait staff and bus boys - were extremely accommodating to my every request...and there were a few! :) The food was hot and fresh and highly recommend the jalapeno poppers and veggie quesadilla... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 606 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701-3331
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (512) 472-9240

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?