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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

#31 of 3,116 Restaurants 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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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: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 220
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  • 98
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  • 30
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  • 13
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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
Great lunch

We had a wonderful lunch here. The meal started with chips and salsa, and the waitress was careful to explain the two salsas that were included. They were not things that I would have ordered, and I have since adjusted my thinking because they were both delicious. When in Rome, do as the Romans... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
bwbradley
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Slidell, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We hosted our wedding reception at the Iron Cactus in downtown Austin. We didn't want a traditional wedding reception, and wanted to serve excellent guacamole and margaritas to our guests--this was the perfect spot. I cannot speak highly enough of the staff at the Iron Cactus--their director of events worked with us to ensure that the space was set up... More 

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1 Thank Melanie M
Slidell, Louisiana
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful lunch here. The meal started with chips and salsa, and the waitress was careful to explain the two salsas that were included. They were not things that I would have ordered, and I have since adjusted my thinking because they were both delicious. When in Rome, do as the Romans, and when in Austin, try new... More 

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Thank bwbradley
Fort Lauderdale
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for a good lunch spot on 6th, the patio at Iron Cactus was highly recommended on TripAdvisor - After our lunch, I can see why. We enjoyed the chips and salsa, salad, quesadilla and flatbreads...choices of meals and tapas. On a nice-weather day, the patio is beautiful and relaxing - We were there on a sunny 50+ degree day... More 

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Thank IraBfromCSG
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just ate here with a small family group. We were quickly seated and our server was very attentive to our needs. The table side guacamole and chips were excellent as we're the entrees. The margaritas were also great. Would eat there again!

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Thank David G
Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loud and obnoxious place perfectly situated in the lower rung of Austin nightlife. When the upstairs is open its a nice place to gang out and relax with some Java juice. The downstairs is loud and often crowded. The kitchen tries to be original and if you hit it at the right time the food can be decent - especially... More 

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Stanford, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Iron Cactus provided outstanding service and excellent food. Their upstairs mezzanine was an ideal spot for a sunday-brunch private party of 30. Highly recommended. Couldn't have been more gracious or accommodating. Excellent value for a group event.

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Thank Shelley F
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Iron Cactus every time I visit Austin, and know what? It's consistently good. Fast, friendly service, extensive menu, lovely dining spaces, generous servings, competitively priced. The chips, salsa and guacamole are wonderful. Want really good south-of-the-border cuisine? Eat at Iron Cactus. I do, whenever I visit Austin.

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Thank Denise P
Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Iron Cactus was really good, nice facility. Service was excellent, food was awesome, especially the mini flan desserts. It was a quick walk and right in the midst of everything.

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Thank AKEvents
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good margaritas and guacamole shame about service. Visited twice, twice asked for a glass for beer nothing arrived! Waitress very unfriendly everything seemed too much effort.

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1 Thank jakejenna
New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was really good, HOWEVER, drinks were SUB STANDARD. Martinis were not filled to the rim like martinis are supposed to. My group ordered 4 chocolate martinis and the they had a shots worth of liquor and the rest was filled with whipped cream and only halfway at that! Then the manager came over and agreed the drink was low... 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 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?