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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

#143 of 2,994 Restaurants in Austin
#159 of 3,295 Places to Eat in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Downtown
Mexican, American, Southwestern
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606 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701-3331
(512) 472-9240
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Sunday
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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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 84
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  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One Of The Better Options

6th Street in Austin is known for many things but food is not one them. The Iron Cactus then, stands out for being one of the best options on the street. The new menu is less diverse or interesting than before but the food, atmosphere, and service are all very good. Especially liked the Southwest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Portland_OregonGgman
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

6th Street in Austin is known for many things but food is not one them. The Iron Cactus then, stands out for being one of the best options on the street. The new menu is less diverse or interesting than before but the food, atmosphere, and service are all very good. Especially liked the Southwest Paella.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had a last minute change in our venue for a dinner party with about 40 folks. With less than three days to the event we got everything worked out, had a great time, and amazing service. Definitely will be using The Iron Cactus again for future events and highly recommend them to anyone in the market.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Restrictive, limited menu. If you don't eat flesh forget it! I had to tolerate slow service only to find out they won't alter menu items to accommodate vegetarians. Really! In a hop town like austin in 2015!!! Dissapointing!

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Towson, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I was suprised to see that the menu doesn't include tacos, it has a lot of modern Mexican food, but the food is very good.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We were walking 6th street looking for a good Tex Mex place. We saw some police officers and asked their advice. They immediately recommended Iron Cactus. The servers were pleasant, the food (enchiladas verde) was very good, and the margaritas were great. Even though it was a very hot evening, the upstairs outdoor patio was comfortable. We enjoyed it so... More 

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Lakeway, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I haven't eaten at Iron Cactus in a long time. Today I revisited with friends and we just ordered several items from the Tapas menu. Everything was wonderful. The smoked brisket quesedilla are to DIE for for and the avacado and prtabella fries are nearly as good.

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Little Rock, AR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We sat out on the upstairs balcony and had a great view while we ate and had drinks. The strawberry margaritas were good and so was the food--the cheese dip and guacamole were excellent. Our server was very friendly and recommended several dishes--lost the receipt so can't remember her name. There was a band playing in a club across the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Visited iron cactus with our teenage daughter, good selection of excellent food, cocktails were interesting (although don't recommend the chilli tequila) and the service excellent.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Meh. We escaped the heat here so our expectations were low. Fish tacos come with fries... The tortillas taste like store brand and the filling isn't that great. The ceviche was good, but I've never had it before so I can't really judge. I was excited about the margarita from a margarita bar. got the house, because our server neglected... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My company recently co-hosted a private event for about 100 people on the rooftop of The Iron Cactus. Rhyann, who helped us plan the event, made it SUPER easy to coordinate the food, atmosphere and all around vibe that we wanted....and definitely succeeded. Everyone literally raved about the food for days and always had a cold drink in their hand... More 

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Additional Information about Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

Address: 606 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701-3331
Phone Number: (512) 472-9240
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
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
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: Mexican, American, Southwestern

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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 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
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?