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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

#145 of 2,966 Restaurants in Austin
#157 of 3,267 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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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: Dessert, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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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 good service.

I took a party of 7 to Iron Cactus for drinks and dinner and we had a very enjoyable evening. The food was excellent, service was good. I wasn't thrilled with the way the manager applied my "free appetizer" certificate that I tried to redeem. It said a free appetizer up to the value of 9.99 if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Beth P
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Houston, Alaska
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Austin, Texas
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

There were many interesting people to watch along the street as you ate or sat and had a drink at this restaurant. The food is very good, but usually the wait is long if you get there at a prime time. It is a party atmosphere inside and out of the restaurant. There is a balcony that is enjoyable to... More 

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Houston, Alaska
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I took a party of 7 to Iron Cactus for drinks and dinner and we had a very enjoyable evening. The food was excellent, service was good. I wasn't thrilled with the way the manager applied my "free appetizer" certificate that I tried to redeem. It said a free appetizer up to the value of 9.99 if purchased with an... More 

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Mineral Wells, Texas
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I rate a Mexican restaurant by how good their chips and salsa are and theirs is really good!! Had the shrimp fondue as a appetizer which was good. For dinner had chicken enchiladas and the chicken was tender. The verde sauce had a sweet tang. Daughter had the iron cactus burger. It was a tad like a juicy Lucy burger... More 

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Ohio
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82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I went with the iron burger, it had a Mexican twist to it, and was very tasty, it came with peppers and cheese in the Patty. Tried their Texas beer also, and was impressed. They are known as tequila bar and have many different varieties, that you can try in flights, if you wish.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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219 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Good decent place to eat with good quality food and decent portions. The staff were friendly and the Margaritas and the beers continued to flow. A shorter review than normal because the end of the evening became a little vague due to the aforementioned beers....

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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Wow, it was hot and muggy. We sat up on the balcony with the misters cooling us off. The server we had was amazing he kept up with replacing our drinks and our chips and salsa. The food he recommended was as good as he said it would be. I had the shrimp enchiladas and they were great!! Everyone was... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Was recommended the Iron Cactus for lunch by a couple locals and wasn't disappointed. The staff were friendly, the place looked great and the food was amazing. I had the Tortilla Soup to start. It had the perfect mix of broth, cheese, avocado etc..and was a great lead in to the Fajitas. They arrived sizzling, and with the perfect amount... More 

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stockholm
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Not too many eateries among the bars, happily enough we found the Iron Cactus. Nice place to sit on the balcony overlooking 6th street. Modern touch, innovativ tex-mex cooking. I had the bacon wrapped camarones - very, very tasty! Professional and attentive service. Great selection of tequilas!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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108 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Really like th restaurant, in the heart of everything. Can't go wrong on location. Service is SLOW. Food is good and priced appropriately. Rating would be higher if service element was there!

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Manassas, Virginia
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Its a bar/restaurant. They have a selection of specialty beers. I was there for lunch. The service was fast. The portion was good and the ambiance was spot on.

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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, Local cuisine, Doing business, Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Romantic, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?