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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 #129 of 3,120 restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
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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Magnolia, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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Golden, Colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Loved the fajitas. Live music from the rooftop across the street made a good meal even better. Pitcher of margaritas was fantastic!r.

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Frisco, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

One night spent in Austin, too many venues, too little time to enjoy everything. That being said, Iron Cactus was the perfect choice. They have roof top view of sixth street. Gazillion (exaggerated) choices of tequila flavors. Peach margarita actually was made with pureed peach, not just flavor syrup. Staff was friendly. Negative point on fajita, not "sizzling" enough. I... More

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Newark, Delaware
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This place was packed so we thought it would be a good choice. I ordered the fish tacos and when they came out the fish was either under cooked or a few days old because it was slimy. Sent it back. My new order came out and it was cold. Tried to margaritas and they were good, but would not... More

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den
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Prices were high, the waiter was a bit impatient, but the house margarita was probably the best marg I've tasted. YUUUUUUM. It was so nice to just sit on 6th st. and relax for a bit

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