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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 #196 of 3,049 Restaurants in Dallas
Price range: $9 - $21
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown Dallas
Cross street: Akard St.
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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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
Top Contributor
264 reviews 264 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 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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Vineland, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My friend and I roadtripped from New Jersey to Texas and when we arrived we asked for a recommendation from a Texan, for some good ol' Mexican food in downtown Dallas. She recommened the Iron Cactus. We were not dissapointed! Fist off, the place has a really cool vibe and ambiance. It looks modern, sleek, and up to date. There... More

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texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Ate here recently on a Friday night. Had to wait but not a problem. No complaints with the food or service. Manager came by several times to check on us. If downtown it is worth a visit.

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North Charleston, SC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had a group of 11, we were seated quickly; however the tables were odd shaped so they didn't fit well together (round next to a square). The service was good, the food was okay, and the drinks were cold. However, our server didn't know what the ingredients were in some of the dishes. One person in our party had... More

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Dallas, Texas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We've been here numerous times and have tried the other places in downtown and they were just AWFUL! Then there is one place that we can't ever seem to get in that's just up the road and we aren't attempting them again....... The staff here are always spot on taking care of you. They are helpful and kind and you're... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Food was good. For a party of 35 people we only had two servers provided, so service was slow. Manager on that night was rude and not willing to work with our group. Portions for the buffet were very small, our buffet was supposed to serve 35 adults only served 28-30 people, when we had 3 people show up 15... More

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