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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

606 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701-3331 (Downtown)
(512) 472-9240
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Ranked #147 of 3,116 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
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Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Mexican
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Four of us went to the Iron Cactus for dinner while on a recent business trip in Austin. Not everyone was a Mexican cuisine fan but, everyone left dinner happy. The fajitas were delicious and the steak and mashed potatoes was great for my buddy who doesn't dig on Mexican. The server was nice kid who was attentive and courteous.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

This place has great food and drinks! I came with co-workers and we ordered several appetizers before our main course. We had a variety of quesadillas - my favorite were the spinach quesadillas. The queso was good and the quacamole was amazing! The margaritas were on point also. I wish there was a location in Houston. I will dine here... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We were searching desperately for gluten free dining. Gluten free options were available. We enjoyed this very much!

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atlanta
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Firstly, not kid friendly. We were here from out of town and sat outside. Still not kid friendly. Second, went there for great Mexican and because they have a GF menu. Our server was clueless about gluten free. Kept having to run and ask the kitchen questions and she brought corn tortillas mixed with the gluten filled flour ones. Really?... More

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Magnolia, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We went on a Sunday morning for grinch. The food was really good and the service was good as well. Didn't think the reggae music fit the restaurant, but it IS Austin

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Granville Ohio
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26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A friend had shared we should try the Iron Cactus while in Austin. So glad we did. We had a short wait for our table and enjoyed a cocktail at the bar. Our party enjoyed Sangria and Margaritas. Both were exceptional. Once seated we received exceptional service. We were all surprised how quickly our meals came out. Highly recommend the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I had a few hours to spare before a tour and stopped in during happy hour. Best prickly pear margarita ever !!! Loved the rooftop sitting area also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Iron Cactus is at the corner of Trinity Street and 6th. A couple adult beverages helps with the people watching and all around fun atmosphere! But nothing will make the Steak Fajitas better. They were the best I've ever had bar none!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

The best mex grill i have ever had in my life. Saw it on 6th street and it smelled so yummy we had to try it. The service was good and the food was awesome. Great drinks selection too.

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Leander, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Our group needed a place to meet during the ATPE Summit (annual convention in downtown Austin). We were able to book the Cactus Room and the meeting was a great success. The food and desserts were all excellent, but the Pollo Relleno was especially amazing! We had extra guest show up, and the staff was so accommodating. They quickly set... More

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