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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar

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Downtown Dallas
Mexican
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1520 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201-4801 (Akard St.)
214-749-4766
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night Food, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar serves delectable Mexican dishes...
Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar serves delectable Mexican dishes and award-winning margaritas. Its trendy yet cozy atmosphere combined with its delicious food, variety of margaritas and cocktails, and friendly service, makes it one of the popular places to visit in Dallas. It was listed by USA Today 10 Best List as one of the best Mexican restaurants in Dallas in 2014.
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  • 152
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    Very good
  • 75
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Table-side guacamole!

Excellent wait staff and outdoor seating. The Table-side guacamole was great - very fresh. There is a part just next door so it's a relaxing place to dine.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
PrincessK1201
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Bloomington, Illinois
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Bloomington, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent wait staff and outdoor seating. The Table-side guacamole was great - very fresh. There is a part just next door so it's a relaxing place to dine.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I was part of a large group of sixty and we had our own area. Why management choose not to open the bar in our area made no scene. Our servers ran back and forth all evening for drinks so the remaining portion of service suffered. That being said and the only issue I saw, the meal was fine and... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Nothing to write home about. Decent Mexican food. Great outdoor seating areas. Slow service when busy, but all staff is very friendly

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My coworkers and I came to this restaurant to celebrate "Administrative Professionals Day" and had a wonderful experience. We loved the atmosphere and the food! Our server Dalin made the experience that much better! He was very knowledgeable of the menu & gave great suggestions. He was absolutely awesome!! From the time he greeted us til the time we left... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I'm Hispanic and the guy was really rude at first I guess he thought we did not have money to pay cause of our race.....and the service not so good to slow...

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Georgetown, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Food was great but the service was very poor - our original waiter never showed up after he took our drink order and we had to ask the other waiter twice for our check and ended up having to walk up to the bar and literally beg for him to give us our check so we could pay and leave... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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186 reviews 186 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I call this next level because this isn't your run of the mill Mexican food. You can get enchiladas and fajitas (the normal Mexican fare), but they also have some more foodie type dishes. I had the stuffed avocado, which is a whole fried avocado, cut in half and stuffed with shredded chicken and drizzled with a verde cream sauce.... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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208 reviews 208 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We visited this restaurant one day for lunch and had a magnificent service and magnificent food. I had the cockles and wasn't quite expecting such a large serving of this usually expensive seafood. That was the highlight of my meal but the other items I had were equally nice. My wife also enjoyed her food a lot. We liked it... More 

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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Loved this restaurant - we were lucky enough to have a good night so we sat outside - the staff were lovely and the food was fantastic! Don't over order though - servings are very big!

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Frederick, Maryland
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84 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Good food, good prices, good service - what's not to like. We started with the table guacamole - made by the waitress using 2 avocados and other ingredients - very good and super fresh. I had the chili rellenos which were very good. Next time, I'll try the fajita which look great too. Service was fast and food came within... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1520 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201-4801
    (Akard St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas>  > Downtown Dallas
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Dallas
  • Phone Number: 214-749-4766

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 19
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine

Description

Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar serves delectable Mexican dishes and award-winning margaritas. Its trendy yet cozy atmosphere combined with its delicious food, variety of margaritas and cocktails, and friendly service, makes it one of the popular places to visit in Dallas. It was listed by USA Today 10 Best List as one of the best Mexican restaurants in Dallas in 2014.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?