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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

#138 of 3,226 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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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 162
    Excellent
  • 179
    Very good
  • 72
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Solid food on 6th St

It was a beautiful day on 6th St and my friends and I were hungry for some lunch. We noticed this place because we were in the mood for Tex Mex and it had a large outdoor eating area. We came for the outdoor dining experience, stayed for the tasty Mexican dishes (I had the fish tacos) and then... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Anthony R
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Gillette, Wyoming
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Chesapeake, VA
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went for lunch today and sat outside upstairs. We liked the atmosphere but the food didn't live up to my expectations. It was ok, just not great. Good people watching on the street so I was definitely entertained. Good selection of margs, try one. You can't go wrong!

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Stamford, Connecticut
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108 reviews 108 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We wandered in for lunch and were pleasantly surprised. Everything we ordered was tasty and cooked just right. Even the ffresh fish my husband ordered. I tried the house margarita at the servers suggestion and found it delightful an light. It is a charming restaurant on San Jacinto which has more than it share of dive bars. Great for people... More 

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I love tex-mex and this did not satisfy any cravings for such. I had enchiladas which were surprisingly bland. The waiter basically said everything was great and was of no help. It was more of a sports bar than great food as many reviews claimed.

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Pueblo, Colorado
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130 reviews 130 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I didn't read the reviews before heading in, but I would not have thought our experience would be so terrible based on how good ratings are... The food was ok, our service was pretty good and the location is in the heart of Austin - be aware of parking limitations. Our main complaint - how about not doing construction above... More 

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Gillette, Wyoming
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It was a beautiful day on 6th St and my friends and I were hungry for some lunch. We noticed this place because we were in the mood for Tex Mex and it had a large outdoor eating area. We came for the outdoor dining experience, stayed for the tasty Mexican dishes (I had the fish tacos) and then stayed... More 

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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We hosted a celebratory dinner for a professional colleague here on March 25, 2015. Our group event was on the Mezzanine and had 27 guests. The staff was very professional and tended to our needs throughout the evening. Food was terrific and well-priced for both the quantity and quality. I would highly recommend this venue and would use again in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Group of friends--- we all ordered different margaritas and they were amazing! I had the Agave one, amazing. Food was decent--- I had the taco salad with grilled shrimp and it was delicious-- the jalepeno ranch was perfect. Would go back--- great tequila selection and a GREAT rooftop spot overlooking 6th street bars

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loysville, pa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Good food, on the Riverwalk, tried the cactus pear Margarita. If you like tequila- they have lots and you can sample several for a fee.

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We hosted a client happy hour here, and our clients showed up 45 minutes early! Our servers calmly said they could start the tab early, put a rush on all the pre-ordered catering, and were such a huge help. The food got out early, the clients got drinks, and I didn't have to be stressed. The Mezzanine space was a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My friend and I were in town for SXSW. Even though it was crowded we were seated upon arrival. The rooftop is an excellent place for people watching. The goat cheese quesadillas were delicious. My only complain were the cocktails which were quite small.

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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 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?