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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 #138 of 3,119 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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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Houston, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

What a great place to have brunch, great buffet with all the classic breakfast foods and more. Be sure to try the bread and butter pudding

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Nice place to come in off the street and have a meal and a margarita. Ceviche was really good, salsa yummy.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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94 reviews 94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Iron Cactus is a great spot. I had the beef quesada and my wife had the taco salad which we both enjoyed. The queso dip and guacamole were both very good as well. They don't have draft beers for some reason but the bottle selection was good. I tried a few of the local craft beers which were good. The... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I went there couple of times, alone or with my friends, every single time was another perfect experience! The staff is always smiling, cheerful, like they are enjoying what they are doing! this is very important thing for a restaurant! And also food is always good, they are one of the best in city of Austin! Manager came and asked... More

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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

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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