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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

#138 of 2,987 Restaurants in Austin
#152 of 3,288 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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Today
11:00 am - 10:30 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, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Dessert, Drinks, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 84
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  • 26
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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
Good food and margaritas

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Pat M
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Baltimore, Maryland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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College Station, Texas
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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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It's tough area to find some fare that isn't loaded with tasty calories and bottomless craft beers. However this place has grilled fajitas with real steak cuts... Not those wrinkled up, shriveled up steak

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Good service, nice menu selection, strong margaritas--what else do you need? The location and vibe is interesting, too.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The service was mostly good, although our waiter forgot we had ordered Ceviche as an appetizer, but the portions were huge so I quickly forgot about it. The food was fresh, and prepared well, with good presentation. The atmosphere was great, as we ate on the outdoor patio on a hot summer day, but were cooled by the mist and... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great find while visiting 6th Street! The waiter was wonderful, recommending drinks and food. Tableside guacamole was outstanding.

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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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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, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
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?