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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar

1520 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201-4801 (Downtown Dallas)
214-749-4766
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Ranked #187 of 3,055 Restaurants in Dallas
Price range: $7 - $19
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown Dallas
Cross street: Akard St.
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.
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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Visiting our grandson at University of Dallas and he chose Iron Cactus for our Saturday dinner out. He says this is his favorite Mexican restaurant and I can see why. Quick seating, friendly service and excellent food. We each had a different entree and no one was disappointed. Salsa and chips were very good as was the white cheese queso.... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Stopped in to watch the game. Very good service. I really liked their homemade hot salsa and chips. Ordered nachos - they were ok, a little too much cheese for me.

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Downtown Dallas is pretty quiet on the weekend so it was a bonus that this restaurant was open and in a good location (just down the road from my primary destination of Niemen Marcus - it's all about supporting Texas). The restaurant was very quiet and the staff were attentive and welcoming without being over the top. The waiter had... More

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had a fantastic evening. As our group of 50 people showed up (all at one time), the margaritas were being poured. The service staff provided special attention to not only the Bride and Groom-to be, but also their immediate family members to ensure a wonderful evening. The buffet dinner provided was hot and plentiful for everyone.

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Austin, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I ate here with a large group. We were well taken care of and the food was flavorful and great. Hatch chilies were being roasted outside and we had one brought for each of us. The servers were attentive always refilling the chips and drinks. The upstairs room seemed a little dark for my tastes but other than that I... More

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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This place is amazing! The food was delicious, but very pricey and portions are small. We had to go sit at the bar on the rooftop deck (which I did not complain about) because the wait was very long. Definitely need to make reservations if you're trying to have date night, but it was WELL WORTH the money. The bartenders... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Hosted a 50th Birthday Celebration at the Rooftop Patio. Each guest enjoyed the experience and we received rave reviews about the ambiance, the food and the service. Thank you for making this milestone a memorable occassion!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Good food, cold beer, nice setting. Decent Mexican style food in an urban setting. 3rd floor really just a bar area.

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Brighton, Michigan
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264 reviews 264 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went to the Iron Cactus for a relatively late dinner, and enjoyed the very unique twist on tex-mex food. On top of that, the server, while at times seemingly overwhelmed with the amount of business (he stated they were unusually very busy for a Wednesday evening, and short-staffed) was excellent, and treated our kids very well! The Iron Cactus... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We sat outside on the third floor which was a little warm due to the weather, but they do have misters. The food was pretty good, I tried to street tacos to get some variety. Others in the party tried the taco salads which looked fantastic. Probably the best part was the service which was quick and friendly.

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